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  • Donald Malarkey, portrayed in 'Band of Brothers,' has died

    10/06/2017 2:17:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    ABC - AP ^ | 10/6/2017
    Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96. Malarkey was one of several members of "Easy Company" to be widely portrayed in the HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers." He died Sept. 30 in Salem, Oregon of age-related causes, his son-in-law John Hill said Sunday. Malarkey fought fight across France, the Netherlands and Belgium and with Easy Company fought off Nazi advances while surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
  • How to Survive as a POW

    09/28/2017 7:21:47 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 32 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | 28 SEPT 2017
    On the morning of December 8, 1941, tens of thousands of American and British civilians living in China woke up to learn that the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor had been bombed by Japanese forces. Their nations were suddenly at war with Imperial Japan. The Japanese had invaded China years earlier, and the troops stationed there wasted no time turning these Westerners—who were now part of the enemy—into prisoners of war. “They appeared the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked,” Mary Previte told the Trumpet. “We were now the prisoners of the great emperor of Japan, they said.”...
  • Video: I Was a Human Experiment During the Holocaust [A Story of Victimization and Forgiveness]

    09/27/2017 2:22:44 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    BuzzFeedVideo ^ | 9/26/17 | Eva Mozes Kor
    VIDEO: Click on link for 14:36 minute video.
  • Subject: Remember this Lady! Irena Sendler

    09/21/2017 9:01:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Irena Sendler Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive. Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids. Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants...
  • Nearly Half of Russians Support Soviet-Nazi Non-Aggression Pac

    09/17/2017 5:17:45 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 27 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 13, 2017 | Staff
    Nearly half of Russian citizens approve of 1939's Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, a Levada Center poll released on Wednesday has found. Thirteen percent of Levada’s respondents said they “definitely approve” of the pact, while 32 percent they “somewhat approve” of it. A combined 17 percent said they “definitely” or “somewhat” disapprove of the treaty that the USSR and Nazi Germany signed on Aug. 23, 1939. Two-fifths of the 1,600 people polled said they had “heard of” the pact and “think that it happened in real life,” the survey revealed. One-third said they’ve never heard of...
  • THE AMERICAN FLAG FLOWN OVER PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    09/07/2017 1:58:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Alexander Historical Actions ^ | September 13 & 14, 2017 | Alexander Auctions
    Full Details for Lot 706 A most historic relic of one of the most notorious dates in our national history, an American flag flown at U.S. Navy headquarters at Pearl Harbor on the day that naval base was attacked by Japanese air and sea forces, December 7, 1941. Estimate $ 75,000-100,000
  • WWII Marine vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag

    09/06/2017 6:38:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Marine Times ^ | August 15 | Mari Yamaguchi, 
    Marvin Strombo, who had taken the calligraphy-covered Japanese flag from a dead soldier at World War II island battlefield 73 years ago, returned it Tuesday to the family of Sadao Yasue. They had never gotten his body or — until that moment — anything else of his. Yasue and Tatsuya’s sister Sayoko Furuta, 93...covered her face with both hands and wept silently as Tatsuya placed the flag on her lap. ... The flag’s white background is filled with signatures of 180 friends and neighbors in this tea-growing mountain village of Higashishirakawa, wishing Yasue’s safe return. The signatures helped Strombo find...
  • Watch: 86-Year-Old WW2 Vet Picks up Old Rifle… Drops 2.6 Million Jaws [VIDEO]

    09/06/2017 1:28:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 31 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sep 5, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    Without question, we here at Conservative Tribune have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for those now-grizzled, old men who, more than 70 years ago, put their lives on the line in the first flush of youth to defend freedom and liberty in World War II. Our admiration and respect for one particular veteran of that war only grew after witnessing how, all these decades later, the man could still shoot a rifle with professionally trained precision, according to Veterans Today. In 2009, then-84-year-old Ted Gundy, a veteran of the 1944 Battle of the Bulge who had served in...
  • The Mihailovich Monument: No Taking Down of Monuments to Legacy

    08/27/2017 6:39:34 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 27, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The Mihailovich Monument in Chetnik Memorial Park at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville, IL on a beautiful Summer evening in Chicagoland. Photo by Aleksandra Rebic June 22, 2017 THE MIHAILOVICH MONUMENT: NO TAKING DOWN OF MONUMENTS TO LEGACYWith all the focus on monuments and statues in America recently forced upon us by people with a political agenda, none of us should be surprised that monuments dedicated to General Draza Mihailovich have become a target. It was inevitable. We cannot be apathetic or take anything for granted. "Initiatives" to "remove" the General Mihailovich Monument at St. Sava Serbian...
  • USS Indianapolis Discovery Spurs Relief, Concern from Survivors and Families

    08/22/2017 8:58:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ben Werner
    As news spread over the weekend about the discovery of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the World War II cruiser lost in the war’s waning days, emotions of anyone associated with the ship ranged from joy, to relief, to consternation. Closure was brought to the few remaining survivors, and the families of crew members who survived or perished when the ship was torpedoed after completing its secret mission delivering to the Pacific island of Tinian the components of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Their friends and loved ones wouldn’t be recovered, but at least they had a sense of where their...
  • Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

    08/20/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | Leigh Hedger
    "We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea." That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945. Allen, who is leading a 13-person team on his 250-foot research ship, the R/V Petrel, said the wreckage was found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet.
  • FOUND: USS Indianapolis

    08/19/2017 5:45:30 PM PDT · by Kodos the Executioner · 5 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | 8/19/2017
    Researchers Announce Wreckage from USS Indianapolis Located
  • Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew

    08/19/2017 5:12:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/19/2017 | Fox News
    Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, which sank 72 years ago after being torpedoed during World War II, was found in the Philippine Sea by the expedition crew of billionaire Paul Allen. The Indianapolis was hit by the Japanese on July 30, 1945 and sank in only 12 minutes, leading to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the Navy's history. Of 1,196 crew aboard the ship, only 317 survived.
  • Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

    08/19/2017 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Riley · 95 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 19, 2017 | Ben Werner
    Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ National Navajo Code Talkers Day, August 14 ~ 14 August 2017

    08/13/2017 5:01:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 79 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In the Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents….. ~ August 14th … National Navajo Code Talkers Day! ~ On July 26, 2001, the original 29 Code Talkers were presented with the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush. This long awaited recognition occurred 56 years after World War II despite the fact that the Code saved thousands of lives. The Code had been de-classified in 1968. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. The Navajo Code Talkers received no recognition until the declassification of...
  • NATIONAL V-J DAY (Victory over Japan Day)

    08/14/2017 9:16:56 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    On this day in 1945, news broke around the world the Imperial Government of Japan would surrender ending a long a grueling world war. In Europe, the date was August 15 due to the time zone, but regardless the celebrations that broke out were no less zealous.
  • The 'female Schindler' who saved 2,500 Jewish children but died wishing she'd rescued more

    08/10/2017 2:59:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 22 May 2008 | Richard Pendlebury
    She smuggled out the children in suitcases, ambulances, coffins, sewer pipes, rucksacks and, on one occasion, even a tool box. Those old enough to ask knew their saviour only by her codename "Jolanta". But she kept hidden a meticulous record of all their real names and new identities - created to protect the Jewish youngsters from the pursuing Nazis - so they might later be re-united with their families. By any measure, Irena Sendler was one of the most remarkable and noble figures to have emerged from the horrors of World War II. But, until recently, her extraordinary compassion and...
  • THE SECRET SERBIAN RESCUE MISSION OF WORLD WAR II/U.S. Congressman Ted Poe from Texas honors HALYARD

    08/10/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic / U.S. Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas)
    The Mihailovich Monument in Chetnik Memorial Park at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville, IL on a beautiful Summer evening in Chicagoland.Photo by Aleksandra Rebic June 22, 2017 ________________________________ Aleksandra's Note: The following presentation was made on July 26, 2017 by U.S. Congressman Ted Poe from Texas. Following the text is a video presentation published online three years ago reflecting the same theme. On both occasions, the remarks of Congressman Ted Poe were made publicly and therefore saved for posterity. So nice to see an American politician who recognizes the debt this great country owes to the Serbians. Today,...
  • Rare Behind The Scenes Footage with Pilot and Crew of the Lewis Air Legends Douglas A-20 Havoc

    08/10/2017 9:24:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Freeport News Network ^ | 05/14/2017 | Freeport News Network
    Freeport, Illinois — Join our producer for this rare behind the scenes footage with Pilot and crew of the Lewis Air Legends Douglas A-20 Havoc as they prepare to complete A-20’s mission to make it to OshKosh. The WWII light bomber, stored in Freeport at the Albertus Airport for nearly a year, is the only known airworthy A-20 in the world. We hung out with the pilot and crew to bring you this exclusive behind the scenes rare look at one truly incredible airplane and the cool people behind it. The plane will leave Freeport today, on Mother’s Day for...
  • As North Korea puts Guam in its crosshairs, harrowing WWII photos show the brutal battle (TR)

    08/10/2017 8:08:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/10/2017 | Iain Burns
    Spectacular black-and-white photographs showing American military campaigns in the Pacific island of Guam have emerged as North Korea threatens to annihilate the territory with nuclear missiles. The images show US Marines in action during the 1944 battle to retrieve Guam, which was occupied by Japan in 1941. Soldiers can be seen bandaged-up on stretchers after the savage fighting that left about 20,000 people killed on both sides, while American ships and high-ranking personnel are also photographed. Guam is thought to have first been settled in about 2,000BC but wasn't discovered by Europeans until Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on the...