Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

Remember them one, remember them all Pearl Harbor 2015

December 6, 2015
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Remember them one, remember them all  Pearl Harbor 2015

Tomorrow’s weather forecast for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7th, 2015, calls for mostly sunny skies, high of 83F, with easterly winds at a gentle 5 to 10 mph.   Sunrise at 6:57am, sunset at 5:50pm.  An almost identical forecast to the one far less sophisticated meteorologists distributed 74 years ago. But what the forecasters of...

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Jerre Algeo: One man, two steps, eternal thanks

November 7, 2015
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Jerre Algeo:  One man, two steps, eternal thanks

The document is dated July 2, 1937, a simpler time, a harder time. Unemployment across the country had dipped to its lowest point since the beginning of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was into his 2nd term, and for the first time in a long time “optimistic” was more than wishful thinking. The...

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Ben Carson and staff go A.W.O.L. on a World War II vet

October 25, 2015
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Ben Carson and staff go A.W.O.L. on a World War II vet

He’s of the generation known as the “greatest” yet as like the rest of them that share the title Arnold Flottman’s greatness is not of braggadocio but of quiet humility.  Of a life full in front of him put on hold to serve.  To do his duty, pray that he survived, and return with...

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Hiroshima at 70 – a warning on Iran

August 2, 2015
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Hiroshima at 70 – a warning on Iran

Globe readers this past week were treated to two stories that were the epitome of story telling. Carol Stark’s “Bridge to Our Past” (July 26, Explore section front page) told us of former Joplin Globe reporter and friend ……McCoy’s involvement in interviewing survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that finally ended...

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A single shell, a determined man, and 36 allied airmen never to be forgotten

May 10, 2015
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A single shell, a determined man, and 36 allied airmen never to be forgotten

The skies above Giessenlanden, Holland, are peaceful now, but during World War II, they were the battleground for flying beasts locked in duels to the death the likes which will never be seen again. Thousands of B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-24 Liberators, and British Lancaster and Halifax bombers on their way to targets inside Nazi...

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Our Christmas Peace protected by their strength

December 25, 2014
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Our Christmas Peace protected by their strength

On the night of December 25, 1776 General George Washington led his troops across the Delaware River to surprise Hessian forces the next morning in what history records as the Battle of Trenton. It was the first Christmas military engagement of American armed forces. A year later 12,000 members of the Continental Army entered...

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