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  • 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 · 21 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...
  • A long lost airplane that crashed during WWII is finally discovered almost perfectly preserved on

    08/09/2017 9:33:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 8/9/2017 | James Draper
    (full article title: A long lost airplane that crashed during WWII is finally discovered almost perfectly preserved on the riverbed of a remote Pacific island) Holidaymakers can expect to witness numerous unexpected wonders when they explore the world. But tourists visiting the Micronesian archipelago of Palau discovered an unusually rare sight, recently - after stumbling across a doomed WW2 plane. The long lost aeroplane was found in a shallow river on the archipelago of Palau, which boasts 500 picturesque islands. An image of the remarkable relic, which surfaced on Imgur, shows the plane largely intact with the wings still attached...
  • On this date in 1942

    08/07/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 29 replies
    USMC Major General Vandergrift landed his 11,000 Marines of the 1st Marine Division on the island of Guadalcanal. The next 6 months would show the world the mettle of the fighting men of our Marine Corp.
  • Dunkirk and the History Christopher Nolan Failed to Mention

    07/26/2017 12:10:06 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 48 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | 26 July 2017 | Brad Macdonald
    Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk opened last Friday to massive crowds and rave reviews. By the end of the weekend, the movie had grossed more than $100 million worldwide; $24 of which came from my wife and me. Dunkirk, in my opinion, is an entertaining film and a fine diversion, but entirely underwhelming and a missed opportunity. Dunkirk is everything you’d expect from 21st-century Hollywood. There’s plenty of action, some epic panoramas, and more than one plotline crafted to tug the heartstrings. Add in (another) superb score from Hans Zimmer, and Dunkirk is everything Hollywood tells us we want. But although it...
  • DPAA {Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency} conducts solemn movement — at Joint Base Pearl Harbor..

    07/25/2017 10:42:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    U.S. Service members with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) carry cases containing remains believed to be of unidentified Service members from the Battle of Tarawa out of the back of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, during a solemn movement at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 24, 2017. The contents of the transfer cases will be examined by forensic anthropologists at DPAA's skeletal identification laboratory. DPAA's mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation. (DPAA photo by Sgt. Kelly L. Street) — at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.Photos...
  • How Warner Bros Beat The Period-Film Curse At The B.O. & Positioned ‘Dunkirk’ As A Summer Tentpole

    07/24/2017 6:18:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 23, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Period has become increasingly challenging at the box office, not to mention in recent times marquees have been inundated with World War II fare, particularly films starring Brad Pitt. But when director Christopher Nolan embraces the historical subject, it’s a different story, and Warner Bros is celebrating a win for its older-male-skewing Dunkirk this weekend with $50.5 million — a figure that not only beat tracking, but the total $40M stateside ticket sales of Pitt’s November WWII bomb Allied.
  • 97 Year Old Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk attends premiere

    07/23/2017 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | July 22 2017 | Carolyn Kury de Castillo
    Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who was at the battle in 1940. The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany in Dunkirk, France. Calgarian Ken Sturdy, dressed in a jacket adorned with medals, viewed the movie and was impressed by what he saw...
  • SAW 'DUNKIRK' TODAY-OBSERVATIONS

    07/23/2017 3:18:02 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 127 replies
    The U.S. should NEVER put itself in that position. The Brits sent their civilian boaters to save them. Destroyers and most planes were left behind to 'save England.' Make sure the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is always filled. Get the hell out of the Middle East with no more immigrints from that region. The Brits should get out of the Falklands. They have bigger fish to fry. Maybe we should al store food like the Mormons. My history teacher, retired military, said Hitler should have bombed them all on the beach. Cost him the war.
  • Dunkirk - one Freeper's opinion

    07/19/2017 6:53:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies
    19th June 2017
    I just got back from seeing Dunkirk and I was impressed. Speaking as a military historian it seemed accurate enough for a film that is quite clearly stated to be a fictional account with fictional characters not a docudrama. I was worried that a modern treatment might head towards the politically correct or the overly mawkish, but, it delivered what I was hoping to see. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag...
  • She’s ROLLING: Andrea Mitchell tweets about 100th anniversary of WWII, there’s just 1 problem

    07/16/2017 3:58:15 PM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/16/2017 | Sam J
    July 14 is Bastille Day, the French national holiday that celebrates the beginning of republican democracy in France and the end of tyrannical rule. Many media outlets in America reported on the festivities around the celebration in France: But none did it … better … than Andrea Mitchell.
  • WWII aviator’s remains found embedded in tree

    07/16/2017 9:30:16 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 16 July 2017 | Laura Italiano
    Two best-friend aviators from Washington State, one who survived World War II, and one who did not, are now buried side by side — a sad reunion made possible after the one vet’s bones were discovered in Germany, embedded in the roots of a tree.