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  • U.S. Honors Belgian Nurse for Valor in World War II (Angel of Bastogne finally located)

    12/13/2011 2:01:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/13/11
    U.S. Honors Belgian Nurse for Valor in World War II BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given an American award for valor on Monday. The nurse, Augusta Chiwy, who is 93, received the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service medal from the American ambassador, Howard Gutman, in a ceremony at the military museum in Brussels. “She helped, she helped and she helped,” Mr. Gutman said. He explained the long delay — 67 years — in presenting the award...
  • (Goddess) Belgian Nurse Who Saved American Soldiers During Battle of Bulge Honored 67 Years Later

    12/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC
    <p>BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given a U.S. award for valor Monday - 67 years late.</p>
  • 70 Years Ago Today: Remembering the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2011 8:56:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 23 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 12-07-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Congress, 12/08/1941 The Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor and those who lost their lives that day are being remembered today on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack that brought the U.S. into World War II. About 120 survivors will join the Navy Secretary, military leaders and civilians to observe a moment of silence...
  • Death March Of Bataan

    11/09/2011 2:50:22 PM PST · by Charlespg · 21 replies
    you tube ^ | Jun 18, 2008 | Rainer Loeser
    The film shows re-enactment scenes based on eye-witness accounts of the brutality and atrocities that the enemy inflicted on American and Filipino troops during the Death March and later at Camp O'Donnell and Camp Cabanatuan. The men on Bataan were forgotten by their leaders, in other words, they were expendable
  • World War II in Photos - A Retrospective in 20 Parts

    11/05/2011 10:19:11 AM PDT · by bigbob · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 19, 2011 | Alan Taylor
    World War II is the story of the 20th Century. The war officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict and its horrible aftermath reverberated for decades in either direction. While feats of bravery and technological breakthroughs still inspire awe today, the majority of the war was dominated by unimaginable misery and destruction. In the late 1930s, the world's population was approximately 2 billion. In less than a decade, the war between the nations of the Axis Powers and the Allies resulted in some 80 million deaths -- killing off about 4 percent of the whole...
  • Last surviving Polish Battle of Britain pilot dies

    10/27/2011 9:12:11 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies
    CBC ^ | 10/26/2011 | n/a
    The last surviving Polish pilot from the Battle of Britain has died at the age of 97, says a Toronto funeral home. Turner and Porter Funeral Directors said on its website that Brig.-Gen. Tadeusz Sawicz died Oct. 19 at a nursing home in Toronto. Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza daily newspaper on Wednesday said Sawicz was the last surviving pilot among the Poles who served in Britain's Royal Air Force during World War II, and fought in the 1940 battle. He served with the RAF until early 1947. At the start of World War II in 1939, Sawicz fought in Poland's defense...
  • Thank-you cards from China pose mystery for WWII vets

    10/15/2011 7:46:20 AM PDT · by correctthought · 59 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Thursday, October 13, 2011 | LINDSAY WISE
    The postcard arrived in Ed Denzler's mailbox in Pearland last month, a mystery from his past nestled among the routine bills and coupons. Addressed in neat block letters to Denzler, the handwritten note reads, in English: "It takes a strong man to save himself, a great man to save another. Thank you for 1944. From China."
  • Obama tried to apologize to Japan over WW2.

    10/12/2011 11:47:16 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Investors ^ | October 12, 2011 | Editorial Board
    Leadership: Leaked cables show Japan nixed a presidential apology to Hiroshima and Nagasaki for using nukes to end the overseas contingency operation known as World War II. Will the next president apologize for the current one? The obsessive need of this president to apologize for American exceptionalism and our defense of freedom continued recently when Barack Obama's State Department (run by Hillary Clinton) contacted the family of al-Qaida propagandist and recruiter Samir Khan to "express its condolences" to his family. Khan, a right-hand man to Anwar al-Awlaki, was killed along with Awlaki in an airstrike in Yemen on Sept. 30....
  • the Airman's Grave

    10/10/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 10/10/11 | The Aged P
    In a spot of surpassing peace and beauty on a lonely hillside in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex we often pause for a while at The Airman’s Grave. It is not really a grave but a memorial to brave young men who gave their tomorrows for our today.
  • Dambusters hero Guy Gibson ‘killed by the RAF’

    10/09/2011 10:26:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | October 10, 2011 | JAMIE PYATT
    DAMBUSTERS flying hero Guy Gibson was killed by friendly fire, The Sun can reveal — solving a 67-year-old riddle. New research shows the RAF hid the truth of the famous bomber pilot's death. Gibson won the VC leading 617 Squadron's epic raid that smashed giant German dams in May 1943 — but died mysteriously in September 1944, aged 26. It is thought he got lost flying a Mosquito over Germany and crashed while following Lancaster bombers home. Now a secret tape reveals a Lancaster gunner mistook Gibson's plane for a similar German Junkers 88 night-fighter and thought he was under...
  • FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

    10/02/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 2, 2011 | Burton W. Jr. Folsom, Anita Folsom
    Actual Title:FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University "In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression. Now, in FDR Goes...
  • FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

    10/02/2011 2:04:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 2, 2011 | Burton W. Jr. Folsom, Anita Folsom
    (Full Title) FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America Release Date:October 11, 2011 Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University "In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression....
  • The real FLAG of Arab-Islamic Palestine - 1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism - nothing's changed

    09/22/2011 8:29:46 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies
    1941-2011 70 Years to Arab Nazism in "Palestine" nothing has changed! This is the real FLAG of Islamic [worse than apartheid] envisioned [23rd] Arab State called: Palestine. The same Arab-Nazi Judenrein plan... as you hear PLO's admission of a "vision" of a Jew-Free Palestine... http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/muftihit.html http://books.google.com/books?id=QMts5Z36kjAC In November, 1941, the Grand Mufti meets with Adolph Hitler. Hitler declined to shake the Mufti's hand and refused to drink coffee with him. (As Arabs were considered "monkeys" by Hitler/Nazis). But still managed to cooperate against the Jews. The Islamic pan-Arab leader also called for a jihad against the British and their Western...
  • World War II: The North African Campaign

    09/05/2011 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Palter · 3 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 04 Sept 2011 | Alan Taylor
    Beginning in June of 1940, the North African Campaign took place over the course of three years, as Axis and Allied forces pushed each other back and forth across the desert in a series of attacks and counterattacks. Libya had been an Italian colony for several decades and British forces had been in neighboring Egypt since 1882. When Italy declared war on the Allied Nations in 1940, the two armies began skirmishing almost immediately. An Italian invasion of Egypt in September of 1940 was followed by a December counterattack where British and Indian forces captured some 130,000 Italians. Hitler's response...
  • Why did Japan surrender? (Historian argues Soviet Declaration, Not A-Bomb)

    08/19/2011 2:21:26 PM PDT · by mojito · 156 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/7/2011 | Gareth Cook
    What ended World War II? For nearly seven decades, the American public has accepted one version of the events that led to Japan’s surrender. By the middle of 1945, the war in Europe was over, and it was clear that the Japanese could hold no reasonable hope of victory. After years of grueling battle, fighting island to island across the Pacific, Japan’s Navy and Air Force were all but destroyed. The production of materiel was faltering, completely overmatched by American industry, and the Japanese people were starving. A full-scale invasion of Japan itself would mean hundreds of thousands of dead...
  • Oldest survivor of Bataan Death March dies at 105

    08/15/2011 8:00:34 PM PDT · by decimon · 119 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2011 | JIM SUHR
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A doctor once told Albert Brown he shouldn't expect to make it to 50, given the toll taken by his years in a Japanese labor camp during World War II and the infamous, often-deadly march that got him there. But the former dentist made it to 105, embodying the power of a positive spirit in the face of inordinate odds. "Doc" Brown was nearly 40 in 1942 when he endured the Bataan Death March, a harrowing 65-mile trek in which 78,000 prisoners of war were forced to walk from Bataan province near Manila to a Japanese...
  • kiss immortalized in August 14, 1945

    08/11/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 10 replies
    smithsk.blogspot.com ^ | August 9, 2010 | smithsk
    Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kissing_the_War_Goodbye.jpg Above is the lesser known photo taken by Lt. Victor Jorgensen of a sailor kissing a passing nurse on VJ Day in Times Square. The most famous and iconic picture of this same subject - VJ Day in Times Square - taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in LIFE in 1945 with the caption, In New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers. August 14, 1945 in New York City was a magical moment - a confluence of history, a place, and everyday people....
  • Helene Adams, 85, Hero of French Resistance

    09/25/2006 6:04:21 PM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies · 482+ views
    NY SUN ^ | September 21, 2006 | RICHARD PYLE
    Helene Deschamps Adams, a hero of the French Resistance who saved American fliers from capture and Jews from execution by the Nazis, and played a role in secret preparations for Allied invasions of France, died in Manhattan Saturday of heart failure.
  • She could kill Nazis with her bare hands: Nancy 'the White Mouse' Wake has died

    08/07/2011 6:19:44 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 51 replies
    news,com.au ^ | 8th August 2011
    AFTER witnessing Hitler's early atrocities, Nancy Wake vowed to fight him any way she could. She fought so well, she ended up on top of the Gestapo's wanted list, saved thousands of Allied lives, played a crucial role in D-Day and received France's highest military honour. "Nobody can beat you Nancy, nobody," Sonya d'Artois told her old Resistance comrade when Wake was awarded Australia's highest civilian honour in 2004, six decades after the French recognised her. She was resourceful, cunning, feisty, brave and tough, once killing a German sentry with her bare hands. "She is the most feminine woman I...
  • Fearless matriarch of resistance (most decorated woman of World War II, dies aged 98

    08/08/2011 1:58:26 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 9th August 2011 | Graeme Leech
    THE most decorated woman of World War II, Nancy Wake had a five-million-franc price put on her head by the feared German secret police, the Gestapo, for helping the French Resistance. Branded the White Mouse by her hunters, she became the most wanted resistance fighter in France. ..... By 1940, Wake was running messages and smuggling food for the French resistance, the Maquis. She branched out into helping downed Allied airmen escape capture and returning them to Britain. It has been estimated that she helped more than 1000 airmen escape. ..... But in 1943, Gestapo agents were closing in. One...
  • Hiroshima 6 August 1945

    08/06/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT · by Shalmaneser · 83 replies · 1+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | August 6, 2011 | Bruce Lewis
    “After Biak the enemy withdrew to deep caverns.Rooting them out became a bloody business which reached itsultimate horrors in the last months of the war.You think of the lives which would have been lost in an invasion of Japan’s home islands – a staggering number of Americans but millions more of Japanese..."
  • Minter’s Ring: The Story of One World War II POW

    08/05/2011 11:45:02 AM PDT · by Palter · 10 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | 02 Aug 2011 | Gilbert King
    Lisa and Minter Dial, on their way to the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Photo courtesy of the Dial familyIn the spring of 1962, the United States Navy was excavating a site in Inchon, Korea, when the discovery of human remains led officers to believe they had come across the site of a prisoner-of-war camp. More than a decade earlier, during the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur commanded some 75,000 United Nations ground forces and more than 250 ships into the Battle of Inchon—a surprise assault that led, just two weeks later, to the recapture of Seoul from the North...
  • Obama's China Tilt (Obama halts plan to find bodies of American crewman from Arunachal)

    07/21/2011 10:20:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    India Today ^ | July 18, 2011 | Sandeep Unnithan
    Obama halts plan to find bodies of American crewman from Arunachal Sandeep Unnithan | July 9, 2011 Chinese concerns over what it sees as American "intrusion" into Arunachal Pradesh have prompted the Obama administration to suspend plans for recovering bodies of crewmen who went missing there during the Second World War. Two expeditions planned in 2010 and 2011 were cancelled ostensibly because of the Chinese claiming that this was disputed territory. China considers the whole of Arunachal Pradesh as 'South Tibet' and protested expeditions by India and the US to recover the bodies of over 400 US aircrew who died...
  • Edward O'Toole's body returns home to S.F. from WWII

    07/15/2011 6:20:26 PM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    sfgate ^ | July 14, 2011 | Carl Nolte
    SAN BRUNO -- Edward L. O'Toole, an infantry soldier from San Francisco, is returning at last from World War II. He was to be buried at 10 a.m. Friday at the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, more than 66 years after he was killed in combat while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany. There will be full military honors: an honor guard, a rifle salute, a bugler playing taps. It is a rare occasion when a soldier is brought to his last resting place so long after his death. "He is the first to be returned from...
  • RAF Spitfire pulled from Irish peat bog

    07/04/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | Jun 29. 2011
    RAF Spitfire pulled from Irish peat bog A Second World War RAF Spitfire has been excavated from an Irish peat bog almost 70 years after it crash-landed. A piece of the Wreckage of the World War Two spitire that crashed into the Bog in County Donegal A piece of the Wreckage of the World War Two spitire that crashed into the Bog in County Donegal 6:00AM BST 29 Jun 2011 Six machine guns and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition were also discovered by archaeologists searching the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. The British fighter plane was piloted by an American,...
  • 'The eagle couldn't have picked a better person' (Tissue Alert)

    06/28/2011 3:31:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/28/11 | Jon Tevlin
    It was a crow that first caught Frank Glick's attention. It was flying around erratically, so Glick got out his Nikon camera and followed it. It was around 6 a.m. on a hazy spring day and he was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery because he was early for a training meeting at Delta Airlines, where he works. Glick is an amateur photographer, but he always carries his camera, just in case. So he followed the crow, in some cultures a symbol of good luck and magic, until he saw it: a huge eagle perched on a tombstone, its eyes...
  • Israeli diplomat praises Pope Pius XII for saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust

    06/24/2011 6:56:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    speroforum.com ^ | June 23, 2011 | Martin Barillas
    Apparently breaking with a taboo among critics of the Catholic Church and of Pope Pius XII – who reigned during the Second World War and the Holocaust – Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican has recognized that the pontiff did actually save thousands of Jews during the years of Nazi predation. Ambassador Mordechai Lewy affirmed on June 23 that “as of the raid of 16 October 1943 and the days following in the ghetto of Rome, the monasteries and orphanages of the religious orders opened their doors to Jews, and we have reason to believe that this occurred under the supervision...
  • Von Manstein

    06/20/2011 7:25:43 PM PDT · by hecht · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | By TOM NAGORSKI
    On Jan. 4, 1944, Field Marshal Erich von Manstein flew from the Eastern Front to see Adolf Hitler, determined to change the Führer's mind. Manstein had tried before—he had pushed hard for a radical realignment of forces in the east—but now his army was facing defeat. "One thing we must be clear about, mein Führer," Manstein said, "is that the extremely critical situation we are now in cannot be put down to the enemy's superiority alone, great though it is. It is also due to the way in which we are led." Hitler, Manstein later recalled, "stared at me with...
  • 96-year-old woman confesses to 1946 murder (mistaken for dutch collaborator)

    06/08/2011 10:52:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    msn ^ | 6/8/11
    AMSTERDAM — The mayor of a Dutch town says a 96-year-old woman has confessed to killing a prominent citizen in 1946 after mistakenly believing he collaborated with the Nazis.
  • John Alison, daring WWII ace, dies in DC at 98

    06/08/2011 8:54:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/8/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON – John R. Alison, a World War II fighter pilot who helped lead a daring and unprecedented Allied air invasion of Burma, has died, a son said Wednesday. The retired Air Force major general and former Northrop Corp. executive died of natural causes Monday at his home in Washington, John R. Alison III said. Alison's wartime achievements included seven victories, six in the air, qualifying him as an ace, .. Alison was chosen in 1943 by Army Air Forces commander Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold for a top-secret mission that flew more than 9,000 troops, nearly 1,300 mules and 250...
  • World War 2 History - Book On "Axis Sally" Reveals All About Nazi Germany's Radio Propagandist

    05/29/2011 8:38:26 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 4 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 05-27-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald, US Army (ret.)
    AT LAST! - A BOOK ON "AXIS SALLY" THAT TELLS THE WHOLE STORY OF NAZI GERMANY'S RADIO PROPAGANDIST - MILDRED GILLARS' FAILED ACTING ASPIRATIONS LED HER TO A MICROPHONE IN WORLD WAR II BERLIN - AND ULTIMATELY TO A PRISON CELL IN THE USA - RARE GENUINE "TOPLESS" PHOTO OF "AXIS SALLY" INCLUDED IN BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS - CASEMATE PUBLISHERS DESERVES MUCH CREDIT FOR RELEASING THIS LANDMARK HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY © 2011 MilitaryCorruption.com When Richard Lucas of Short Hills, N.J. was a lad, he loved to listen to short-wave radio broadcasts. After he heard a recording of the "cultured" voice of Nazi...
  • As the rest of the World did little to stop the Holocaust or Stalin's attack on the Free World..

    05/23/2011 1:46:30 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 23 replies
    05/23/2011 | WesternCulture
    - To be perfectly honest, I'm sick and tired of people of lesser intelligence and historical teaching who fail to understand just why they can go and enjoy a hamburger at a mall without the fear of their family being targeted by V2 rockets. A close reltive of mine fought the troops of Stalin, got shot, recovered and then went back to the front. Another one drove buses from Sweden to Nazi concentration camps and back. I'm no hero. I was born in 1969. But I regard my ancestors of that time heroes. They fought Hitler, Stalin and saved lives....
  • The Gutsiest Call

    05/17/2011 7:42:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2011 | Editorial
    On Monday, the nation honored Col. William M. Bower, the last surviving pilot of the April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid, the risky surprise attack on the Japanese home islands that bolstered American morale in the early, tragic months of World War II. Col. Bower died Jan. 10 at age 93 and was laid to rest Monday at Arlington National Cemetery. The Doolittle Raid was one of the gutsiest calls ever made by a president. Shortly after the Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a directive that the United States hit the Japanese homeland as soon as...
  • Why does Russia always fail?

    05/14/2011 9:41:02 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 87 replies · 1+ views
    05/14/2011 | WesternCulture
    My ancestors have lived close to Russia since the dawn of Mankind. We have lost territory to them, counqured it back and so forth. In 1809, Sweden had to give up Finland to Russia during the Napoleonic Wars. Later on, Finland became sovereign and stood up very well to the test when challenged by Stalin in the wake of WWII. Tiny Finland in fact even ridiculed Stalin and his Soviet warriors in the legendary Winter War. Most often, Stalin is seen as a brutal yet efficient ruler, but Finland, aided by Sweden, really demonstrated to the World how weak and...
  • Nazi warplane lying off UK coast is intact (Rare Find)

    04/08/2011 2:04:41 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies
    Reuters via yahoo.com ^ | 4/8/2011 | Stefano Ambrogi
    LONDON (Reuters) – A rare World War Two German bomber, shot down over the English Channel in 1940 and hidden for years by shifting sands at the bottom of the sea, is so well preserved a British museum wants to raise it. The Dornier 17 -- thought to be world's last known example -- was hit as it took part in the Battle of Britain. It ditched in the sea just off the Kent coast, southeast England, in an area known as the Goodwin Sands. The plane came to rest upside-down in 50 feet of water and has become partially...
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA Drawn by an American

    03/27/2011 12:18:59 AM PDT · by longfellow · 16 replies
    CAPTAIN AMERICA GROUNDZERO BLOG ^ | 3-26-2011 | Longfellow
    IT'S ALIVE!!! This is what's great about being an artist. Revealing for the first time your creation to the world.....being Dr. Frankenstein for this moment. Hoping for your creation to become famous and pray that you haven't created a monster. I love the 40's. God forgive me, I know it was horrible for those first five years but we won. We came from behind, we kicked ass and saved the world from, well the most famous monster the world ever knew. Hitler, Let's face it, he left the biggest curse on the face of this earth even though there have...
  • 'True hero' of WWII has died

    03/15/2011 7:43:40 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 15 replies
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 3/15/2011 | Erin Moody
    For 55 years, George H. Keil barely breathed a word about the scars he bore on both legs - and a bullet still in one - and the actions in World War II that earned him medals including the Distinguished Service Cross, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. The Distinguished Service Cross is one step below a Medal of Honor. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Keil, 94, of the Hudson section of Plains Township, died Saturday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. "He was a true hero," said Gerry O'Donnell, friend and president and CEO of MotorWorld Automotive Group. Newspaper clippings from...
  • Piggyback Hero (WW2 aviation alert)

    03/09/2011 5:07:46 AM PST · by Cowman · 11 replies
    E mail | 6/23/2010 | Ralph Kinney Bennett
    > 6/23/2010 at 3:03 pm > Piggyback Hero > by Ralph Kinney Bennett > > Tomorrow morning they'll lay the remains of Glenn Rojohn to rest in > the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in the little town of Greenock, Pa., just > southeast of Pittsburgh. He was 81, and had been in the air > conditioning and plumbing business in nearby McKeesport. If you had > seen him on the street hewould probably have looked to you like so > many other graying, bespectacled old World War II veterans whose > names appear so often now on obituary pages. > >...
  • Once an Eagle

    02/24/2011 9:06:44 PM PST · by occamrzr06 · 4 replies
    Once An Eagle, a novel by Anton Myrer, was published in 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War. Nearly forty years later, this classic novel of soldiers and soldiering remains in print, having sold well over three million copies. It remains a fixture on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Reading List, as well as other military professional reading lists. The novel also spawned, in 1976, an outstanding nine-hour television miniseries of the same name, starring Sam Elliot, Glen Ford, and Darlene Carr. Once An Eagle is the epic tale of good versus evil. The good is embodied in protagonist Sam...
  • Professor Exposes Federally Funded Revisionist History Conference

    11/01/2010 6:22:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 38 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 1 Nov 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    In July, the (NEH) sponsored a workshop on “History and Commemoration: The Legacies of the Pacific War in WWII” for college professors in Hawaii. Professor Penelope Blake, a veteran professor of Humanities at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Ill., was one of 25 American scholars chosen to attend the workshop, but was reportedly disheartened to find the conference “driven by an overt political bias and a blatant anti-American agenda.” Professor Blake is now reportedly calling on Congress to implement better oversight over the NEH. In a letter addressed directly to her Illinois congressman, Rep. Don Manzullo, Blake documents conference details...
  • The piece of paper that proved Hitler was fooled (D-Day)

    01/26/2011 8:08:04 PM PST · by decimon · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | January 26, 2011 | Jon Kelly
    It was an audacious double-cross that fooled the Nazis and shortened World War II. Now a newly-released document reveals the crucial role played by Britain's code-breaking experts in the 1944 invasion of France.All the ingredients of a gripping spy thriller are there - intrigue, espionage, lies and black propaganda. An elaborate British wartime plot succeeded in convincing Hitler that the Allies were about to stage the bulk of the D-Day landings in Pas de Calais rather than on the Normandy coast - a diversion that proved crucial in guaranteeing the invasion's success. > Behind the story of this crucial message...
  • Band Of Brothers war hero Major Richard 'Dick' Winters, 92, dies

    01/10/2011 9:38:29 AM PST · by DBCJR · 12 replies
    DAILY MAIL REPORTER ^ | 5:02 PM on 10th January 2011
    The U.S. officer whose quiet leadership was the central theme in TV's Band of Brothers has died aged 92. Major Richard 'Dick' Winters' World War II career was chronicled in a book of the same name. He died in central Pennsylvania on January 2. Mr Winters lost his long battle with Parkinson's disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said today. ... 'He was one hell of a guy, of the greatest soldiers I was ever under. He was a wonderful officer, a wonderful leader. He had what you needed, guts and brains' ... The men led by the war hero...
  • Hitler mania: First postwar exhibition so popular it has been extended three weeks

    01/06/2011 6:35:12 PM PST · by traumer · 20 replies
    So many people have been flocking to Germany's first postwar exhibition devoted to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler that it has been extended by three weeks. Over the past three months, 'Hitler and the Germans' has attracted more than 170,000 visitors. The Berlin exhibition, which will now run until February 27, explores explores the links between German society and Hitler's rise to power in 1933, and how he managed not only to win power but to cling on to it it even as total defeat loomed. It features a hoard of bizarre Nazi artefacts including propaganda posters, busts of Hitler, a...
  • WWII vets recall Battle of Bulge

    01/02/2011 1:16:17 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    cjonline.com ^ | January 1, 2011 | Jan Biles
    Editor's note: The Battle of the Bulge was a major German offensive to cut through the Allied forces in the Ardennes Mountains region in Belgium toward the end of World War II. Starting on Dec. 16, 1944, and ending in mid-January 1945, it was the single largest and bloodiest battle of the war. More than 19,000 Americans were killed, with an additional 47,000 to 62,000 wounded. Here are profiles of three Kansans who fought in that battle.
  • The Inspiration for Rosie the Riveter Dies at 86

    12/30/2010 2:57:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 17 replies · 114+ views
    Gawker ^ | December 30, 2010 | Staff
    The Inspiration For Rosie The Riveter Dies at 86 Geraldine Hoff Boyle, the woman who was the inspiration of the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster, died in her home state of Michigan from severe arthritis. She was 86, but will keep telling us "We Can Do It" for eternity.
  • Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly “larger than previously thought” — or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at “over $10 million.” A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of “close...
  • 'Don't shoot, we're Republicans'

    12/21/2010 3:23:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies · 3+ views
    From November 1943, until her demise in June 1945, the American destroyer 'William Porter' was often hailed - whenever she entered port or joined other Naval ships - with the greetings: 'Don't shoot, we're Republicans!' For a half a century, the US Navy kept a lid on the details of the incident that prompted this salutation. A Miami news reporter made the first public disclosure in 1958 after he stumbled upon the truth while covering a reunion of the destroyer's crew. The Pentagon reluctantly and tersely confirmed his story, but only a smattering of newspapers took notice. In 1943, the...
  • Clifford D. May: The Fog of War

    10/14/2004 8:03:00 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 250+ views
    The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies ^ | October 14, 2004 | Clifford D. May [Scripps Howard News Service]
    Those calling Iraq a quagmire don't know what they're talking about.  Of course, those claiming that American, Iraqi and coalition forces are well on their way to defeating the Ba'athist insurgents and foreign Jihadi terrorists also don't know if they're correct. That's what is known as the “fog of war.”  In 1941, pundits who asserted that America and Britain were losing the war against Germany, Japan and Italy would have had considerable evidence on their side. A year after the defeat of Hitler, commentators who said — as some did — that the occupation of Germany was a disaster, also...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Jihad in WWII - The clear 'holy war' within the Muslim world [Historic truth]

    12/05/2010 10:17:19 PM PST · by PRePublic · 24 replies
    The following are examples of the clearly 'Holy War' jihad in WW2:Whether by Islamic leaders, Mullahs and "activists" or even by the general public in the Muslim world who Islamicized Hitler in its glorification. ISLAMICIZING HITLER"The closed circle: an interpretation of the Arabs," David Pryce-Jones, Ivan R. Dee: 2002 (ISBN 1566634407, 9781566634403), p. 201Preposterously, Hitler himself was Islamicized on the radio and by word of mouth as "Abu Ali," and in Egypt at least was referred to as "Muhammad Haidar." As such, he was prayed for in every village, ...http://books.google.com/books?&id=VCQXAQAAIAAJ&dq=muhammad+haidar"The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin Al-Husseini," Chuck...