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  • Last Doolittle Raider to toast to his comrades Tuesday (Today)

    04/18/2017 4:41:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    The State ^ | April 18, 2017 | Jeff Wilkinson
    On April 18, 1942 - 75 years ago Tuesday - 80 incredibly brave men in 16 bombers took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet to bomb Tokyo and other Japanese cities in retaliation for the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. It was called the Doolittle Raid, after the group’s charismatic leader, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, a renowned avaiator even before the war. Doolittle’s B-25 was the first to take off from the Hornet. Sitting beside him was a quiet, lanky young man from Dayton, Ohio, named Dick Cole. On Tuesday, the 101-year-old will be at the National Museum of...
  • How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor

    04/17/2017 7:37:05 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 137 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 04/16/2017 | Michael Peck
    Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind. This time, the target wasn’t a terrorist. It was the Japanese admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor operation. But the motive was the same: payback for a sneak attack on the United States.
  • USS Arizona survivor laid to rest inside sunken battleship

    04/16/2017 4:23:59 AM PDT · by tje · 22 replies
    KITV Island News ^ | Apr 16, 2017 | Mackenzie Stasko
    A USS Arizona sailor who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor was laid to rest inside the ship he escaped. The remains of Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Raymond Haerry, 94, were interred inside the hull of the USS Arizona Saturday afternoon. More than 100 people gathered at the USS Arizona Memorial for the interment ceremony -- a symbolic military funeral only offered to shipmates who survived the attack.
  • World War II ‘Avenger’ Reveals His Heroic Nazi-Killing Past

    04/10/2017 11:54:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2017 | Isabel Vincent
    On the day the Nazis ambushed his guerrilla camp in the dark forests outside Vilna, Benjamin Levin could feel the gunshots whizzing past. One of his comrades fell, and Levin grabbed him by the leg and dragged him from behind, looking for an escape. Blood-splattered, heart pounding, the Jewish resistance fighter ran straight into “a hurricane of bullets” and kept running until he could no longer hear them. He doesn’t know how he made it out alive, but offers one explanation: At just 14 years old, he was so short, the bullets went right over his head.
  • Did the Obama Administration Know that Syria Still had Chemical Weapons?

    04/08/2017 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 8, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Sean Keeley of The American Interest noticed a curious statement from National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster when he briefed reporters on the Syrian strike. And the one thing that I will tell you though, there was an effort to minimize – to minimize risk to third-country nationals at that airport – I think you read Russians from that – but that – and we took great pains to try to avoid that. […] And then there were also measures put in place to avoid hitting what we believe is a storage of sarin gas, so that that would not be ignited...
  • USS Vincennes, CA-44, in 1/350 scale. One of the escorts on the Doolittle Raid

    04/06/2017 5:10:48 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 36 replies
    Jeff Head Model Shop ^ | April 5, 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Trumpeter Kit #05309, 1/350 New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser, USS Vincennes, CA-45 REVIEW & BUILD, Doolittle Raid Vessel Note: You can see all the pictures in highest resolution at My USS Vincennes, CA-44, Flickr Album, or you can cloick on any of the pictures here and get a higher resoultion image. New Orleans Class Heavy Cruisers The New Orleans-class cruisers were a class of seven heavy cruisers built for the United States Navy (USN) from 1933–36. All of them were put into commission bb 1938. They were succeeded by the Baltimore Class Heavy cruisers...but the...
  • Living History Weekend (Central Texas Tank Museum Event)

    03/23/2017 3:42:12 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 12 replies
    Our annual Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view our award-winning Living History Displays, shop in the Military Swap Meet, and to witness the roar of tanks in our WWII Battle reenactment! This family-friendly event is sure to have something for everyone! Physical Address: 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845
  • Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

    (CNN) - A 14-year-old Danish boy doing research for a history class found the wreckage of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit. Daniel Kristiansen and his father, Klaus, discovered what's believed to be a Messerschmitt fighter plane buried in a field on their farm near Birkelse in northern Denmark. "We went out to the field with a metal detector," Klaus Kristiansen told CNN. "I hoped we might find some old plates or something for Daniel to show in school." Instead, they found bits of plane debris. So they borrowed an excavator...
  • The Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary - My 1/350 scale USS Hornet, CV-8, Model Build to Commemorate

    02/26/2017 5:13:18 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 66 replies
    Fine Scale Modeler ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Merit International Kit #89001, World war II Aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, CV-8, Doolitlle Raid Note: You can also see all of the pcitures from this page in full resolution on the Flickr Album Here on Flickr. Otherwise, click on the picture here and you will get a higher resolution version here. This build is of an already built model. it comes painted and with 12 B-25 Bombers. However, I addded the Tom's Model and GOld Medal Model Photo Etch Kits, as well as building four more B-25s to get the depiction up to the...
  • Musings From Dad’s Diner

    02/19/2017 8:00:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2016 | MOTUS
    Dad’s Diner: in continuous operation from1921-2017I received an email from RobinH on Friday advising me that she had forwarded a very generous memorial in honor of Raj’s Dad from the good people of the MOTI. There is simply no way that I can tell you how touched -  and honored - we are by your care, concern and overwhelming generosity. To all who contributed, please accept our sincere thanks for such a fine tribute for such a fine man. We will split the donation between Dad’s parish church, Queen of the Miraculous Medal, and Lumen Christi High School, home of...
  • Richard Lyon, pioneering Navy SEAL who fought in two wars, dies at 93

    02/10/2017 10:28:18 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 8, 2017 | By Carl Prine
    He was a “naked warrior” during World War II and Korea, a spy in China, a Navy SEAL, a mayor and one of the greatest surfers to ride the waves in Oceanside. Retired Rear Adm. Richard “Dick” Lyon, the first Navy SEAL team reservist to become a flag officer, died Feb. 3 from age-related renal failure at his home in Oceanside. He was 93. Called a modern Forrest Gump by his children because of his rich and varied life, he was known by war-hardened commandos for his stern demeanor in the face of danger and by his family as a...
  • The Wehrmacht Considered the Waffen S.S. to Be Poor Soldiers

    01/06/2017 11:39:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    Spend enough time on military history forums or keep up with battlefield reenactors, and you will surely notice a lingering fascination with the Waffen S.S. This, suffice to say, is a controversial issue in these communities. There’s a reoccurring complaint — history buffs want to get involved in World War II reenactments, but can’t find a group interested in roleplaying anything other than the Waffen S.S.
  • Nazi Germany Had Plans to Build a Massive Super Battleship Fleet

    01/06/2017 6:50:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2017 | Robert Farley
    In the mid-1930s, the Nazi government began to plan in detail for the reconstruction of German naval power. The destruction of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow remained central to the mythology of German betrayal and defeat in World War I. Rebuilding the fleet would be a grand achievement worthy of the Nazis, but also in accord with long-term German foreign policy goals.
  • The Lost D-Day Documentary

    01/04/2017 2:10:07 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | YouTube SlidePast
    Four reels, discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been viewed by Winston Churchill, with copies 'flown to President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.' Apparently forgotten in the climactic weeks and months that followed, the film was cataloged as separate, non-sequential reels rather than a single production. The film, lost and forgotten for decades, was digitized by the US National Archives and...
  • World War II tanks still in service

    01/01/2017 5:10:40 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12-11-2016
    World War II tanks still in service in the world, video of T-34's in Ukraine and Syria, JSIII in Ukraine, SU-152's and 100's in Ukraine, Stuarts and Shermans in South America...
  • Rare Sturmgewehr STG44

    12/29/2016 9:45:15 AM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/29/2016 | J Hines
    Storm Rifle In the world of military small arms, many would argue that the most significant one in the last century is the Sturmgewehr. Though it is not known as the first assault rifle (Federov Rifle) but, it is the first most practical assault rifle used by the Germans during WWII. This baby shoots a 7.9mm and can shoot on semi and full automatic. The Sturmgewehr may be one of the best firearm to shoot on fully automatic (in burst), because it has better control of the muzzle compared to the Grease gun. The magazine holds 30 rounds, but advised...
  • Taylor Swift Surprises 96-Year-Old WWII Veteran Over Holidays

    12/27/2016 12:19:55 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | December 27, 2016 | By Chloe Melas
    (CNN)Taylor Swift met a unique fan of hers over the Christmas holiday. The singer surprised Cyrus Porter, a 96-year-old World War II veteran, at his Missouri home on Monday. The moment Swift walked through the door, his family erupted into screams and tears. The pop star posed for pictures and even brought along her guitar for an acoustic rendition of her hit "Shake It Off." Porter, who has 20 grandchildren, sang along with his family. . .
  • German evacuation for WW2 bomb disposal in Augsburg

    12/25/2016 9:22:53 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 Dec 2016
    It is the country's biggest evacuation for an unexploded bomb since the end of the war. The 1.8-tonne British explosive is thought to have come from a 1944 air raid, which destroyed the old town. Officials chose Christmas Day for the evacuation because it was less difficult than on a normal working day. January 2012: A construction worker was killed when his digger hit an unexploded bomb in Euskirchen.
  • US soldiers killed in WWII plane crash located in Arunachal

    12/20/2016 7:58:06 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Press Trust of India
    The United States on Tuesday said it has successfully located remains of the country's servicemen who went missing in Arunachal Pradesh during World War II. A Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) team carried out works on sites in the Himalayas where US aircrafts are believed to have crashed with still unaccounted for servicemen. The team visited several locations in Arunachal Pradesh to determine if the reported sites can be definitively correlated with known crash sites involving missing US servicemen. "The United States is committed to making sure all the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who served our country come home....
  • Naval pilot who crippled the Bismarck dies aged 97

    12/19/2016 5:36:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    Royal Navy ^ | 12/12/2016
    Swordfish pilot Jock Moffat – credited with launching the torpedo which crippled the Bismarck in 1941 – has died at the age of 97.