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  • chris 5:37 pm on October 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    W.A.C. — A brief history of the womens army corp —



    Over 150,000 American women served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War 11. Members of the WAC were the first women other than nurses to serve within the ranks of the United States Army. Both the Army and the American public initially had difficulty accepting the concept of women in uniform. However, political and military leaders, faced with fighting a two-front war and supplying men and materiel for that war while continuing to send lend-lease material to the Allies, realized that women could supply the additional resources so desperately needed in the military and industrial sectors. Given the opportunity to make a major contribution to the national war effort, women seized it. By the end of the war their contributions would be widely heralded.
    — by By Judith A. Bellafaire

  • chris 7:37 pm on April 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    W.A.C. —


    WAC — womans army corp

  • chris 3:53 am on March 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    M-4 sherman tank 


    M-4 Sherman Tank

    workhorse medium tank of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps during World War II [..]
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  • chris 11:47 am on February 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Hiroshima — by John Hershey


    Hiroshima by John Hershey

    An article called “Hiroshima” written by John Hershey was published in The New Yorker magazine in August 1946, a year after World War II ended. The article was based on interviews with atomic bomb survivors and tells their experiences the morning of the blast and for the next few days and weeks. It was a calm and accurate account of survival in the first city to be destroyed by a single weapon…

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  • chris 9:22 pm on February 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , crest, , , marshall, , , , WW2   

    West -German Flag pre- reunification
    Black Red Gold – Eagle Crescent


    Eagles Crest West German Flag

    When WORLD WAR II in Europe ended in May 1945, the continent lay in ruins.[…]
    the Marshall Plan became established, communist opposition grew. Criticism was especially strong in November 1949, after Paul Hoffman, head of the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), spoke to[…]



  • chris 9:21 am on December 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chiseled, , graffiti, , legend, , WW2   

    KilRoy Was Here.


    Killroy was here

    Interesting interests of Kilroy

  • chris 4:05 pm on December 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , paratrooper, patch, , Screaming, WW2   

    Screaming Eagle


    101st AirBorne Division

    Mission Albany

    related youtube video:

  • chris 5:24 pm on October 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    WWII veteran and President John F Kennedy with crew on his PT-109 Motor Torpedo boat.


    Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, USNR, (standing at right) with other crewmen on board PT-109, 1943.

    The crew aboard PT-109 on her last mission:

    John F. Kennedy, Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG), Commanding Officer (Boston, Massachusetts). Became 35th President of the United States.
    Leonard J. Thom, Ensign (ENS), Executive Officer (Sandusky, Ohio).
    George H. R. “Barney” Ross, Ensign (ENS) (Highland Park, Illinois). On board as an observer after losing his own boat. Attempted to operate the 37 mm gun but suffered from night blindness.
    Raymond Albert, Seaman 2/c (Akron, Ohio). Killed in action 8 October 1943.[26]
    Charles A. “Bucky” Harris, Gunner’s Mate 3/c (GM3) (Watertown, Massachusetts).
    William Johnston, Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c (MM2) (Dorchester, Massachusetts).
    Andrew Jackson Kirksey, Torpedoman’s Mate 2/c (TM2) (Reynolds, Georgia). Killed in collision, listed as missing by National Geographic account.[27]
    John E. Maguire, Radioman 2/c (RM2) (Dobbs Ferry, New York).
    Harold William Marney, Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/c (MM2) (Springfield, Massachusetts). Killed in collision, manning turret closest to impact point.[28]
    Edman Edgar Mauer, Quartermaster 3/c (QM3) (St. Louis, Missouri).
    Patrick H. “Pappy” McMahon, Motor Machinist’s Mate 1/c (MM1) (Wyanet, Illinois). Only man in engine room during collision, was badly burned, but recovered from his wounds. Only member of the crew besides Kennedy mentioned by name in the song.
    Ray L. Starkey, Torpedoman’s Mate 2/c (TM2) (Garden Grove, California).
    Gerard E. Zinser, Motor Machinist’s Mate 1/c (MM1) (Belleville, Illinois). Erroneously called “Gerald” in many publications.

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