Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

The best of the best: Mighty Mo in Tokyo Bay

August 30, 2020
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Today her decks are dry and her guns are silent.  She the symbol of the end of the world’s deadliest conflict in human history, the ship she stands sentinel over, the USS Arizona, a watery graveyard dated December 7, 1941. Her official Navy designation is the USS Missouri BB-63 but she was known to...

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USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

May 24, 2020
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USS Yorktown a testament to American spirit

On this date in the spring of 1942 the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown was still three days away from completing her eighteen day voyage from her station in the Battle of Coral Sea to the dry dock awaiting her at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While the Coral Sea engagement was a strategic victory for the...

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Remembering one war while we fight another

May 3, 2020
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This Friday May 8th, marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. VE Day. The day that the lights truly did go on again. After almost six years of an evil not seen since Genghis Khan, (1162 to 1227), Adolf Hitler was dead and peace was at hand....

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A time to choose: Fear or Freedom?

April 26, 2020
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When the lights go on again all over the world And the ships will sail again all over the world Then we’ll have time for things like wedding rings and free hearts will sing When the lights go on again all over the world (Songwriters: Bennie Benjamin / Sol Marcus / Eddie Seiler) Famed...

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Flag still flies, but for how long?

June 10, 2018
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The victory at Midway was already a year in the mirror, D-Day still a year away. Marines were just beginning their long slog to Tokyo and the Army Air Corps Eight Air Force was entering its bloodiest period yet over the skies of Europe. June, 1943 was anything but the beginning of the lazy,...

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A list too long

May 27, 2018
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The unit designation on the cross is 407 BOMB SQ 92 BOMB GR. The home state and date of death reads, Missouri, July 28, 1943. The name is one Jerre M. Algeo. Regular readers of this column will recall Jerre as the Golden City man who in the summer of 1942 received his draft...

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