Tag Archive: World War II

This Day In History May 3, 1942 – WWII: The Battle of the Coral Sea begins

  The Battle of the Coral Sea, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval and air forces from the United States and Australia.   On this, the first day of the first modern naval engagement in history, called the Battle of …

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B-17 Flying Fortress – “Aluminum Overcast”

  Aluminum Overcast – B-17 Flying Fortress Some great photographs of a restored B-17 Flying Fortress. The photographs are offered by Bernard Zee at his website, and are of the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” on the 2011 tour of the aircraft in Hayward, California. There are over 70 photographs of the aircraft in flight, on the …

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A Life of Service – “This One Is Captain Waskow” –Ernie Pyle, 1944

Captain Henry T. Waskow

Unknown American Hero On this Memorial Day weekend a sobering but inspiring reminder of the price paid by hundreds of thousands of American military personnel during WWII, an account of the death of U.S. Capt. Henry T. Waskow written by the famous war journalist Ernie Pyle on December 14, 1943, during the Battle of San …

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