Tagged With: World War II

Training, Treasure, and a Step Forward: Freeman Army Air Field

I always love finding out stuff, particularly history stuff, so I was doubly-amazed when I ran across a massive amount of information on a faded, historical airfield in Indiana called Freeman Army Air Field. With a secret stash of Nazi planes, training facilities and taking part in breaking down the segregration of the armed services, … Continue reading »

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“…You are about to embark upon a great crusade…”

(1) Today is the day we stop a moment and think about June 6th, 1944. Don’t think about the yard, or the politicians, or your boss. Think about your brother, your cousin, your ma, your sister, your family. Because of the sacrifices given so long ago…you have today. Take a few minutes and pray or … Continue reading »

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Tries, Spies, and Lies: Washed Up Into Operation Mincemeat!

By 1943, the Allies had already set in motion the coming destruction of the Axis powers. With the collapse of the African front, and the main invasion of Europe not scheduled until 1944, the next series of planned operations centered on the invasion of Sicily. “Operation Husky”, as it was called, would enable control of … Continue reading »

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Tries, Spies, and Lies: The Art of Deception and the Invasion of Sicily!

(1) Hello Dear Readers! It’s been another crazy weekend here with the family and activities, so I didn’t get to post up my newest topic yet, but rest assured, it’s gonna be good!  I’ve got about half the research done, and I keep turning up new facts. Involving the invasion of Sicily during  World War … Continue reading »

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“We Build, We Fight, We Party All Night” The US Navy Seabees!

With a title like that, today’s blog post is a great one! Focusing on the Seabeas, or the United States Navy Construction Battalions, these units have origins back to the beginning of America and to the present day. These units perform lifting and constructing needed by the navy. Runways, port facilities, building and other construction … Continue reading »

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Abbott, Costello, Fibber, Philco and Sinatra: Do You Do Old Time Radio?

I almost didn’t post this planned topic today, what with the NSA stuff over on TEMPEST that Wired has (found out via /.)…I really wanted to do a post on that, considering my previous stuff with the ENORMOZ VENONA escapade as well as the No Whiskey, No Tires, No Gas posts….but OTR won out. (1) … Continue reading »

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400 a month! Detroit, Willow Run and Henry Ford

I was doing some reading last night about the B-24 Liberator and kept running across information on Willow Run.  Well, I knew in general that was where the bomber was produced, but in doing research, I found out some amazing facts about the place you might be interested in. (1) Born in ’41, the brand-new … Continue reading »

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Beyond the Barrier: Yeager, the war and getting home…

(1) Recognize the pilot? Chuck Yeager’s air exploits are the stuff I dreamed about growing up.  Although I never flew, dreams of sitting in the pilot seat of the Glamorous Glennis were never far from my mind.  Maybe it was the speed or maybe the adventure…of pushing to the limits of both plane and pilot. … Continue reading »

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The Queen, The General and Pyle: A Backwards Look at the Jeep

With over 650,000 produced during World War II and countless thousands since, the Jeep, or GP, or GPW is a familiar and adored sight to many around the world. (1) First manufactured as a “workhorse” vehicle during World War II, over the last 60 years there have been many companies involved, including: Ford, Willys, Kaiser, … Continue reading »

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No whiskey, no tires, no gas, but spies, lotsa spies! Here we go again!

I can’t help but get a chuckle sometimes when folks today complain about the regulation of the government on our daily lives. Granted, they do have a point, but from my perspective, compared to daily life during the World War II, it’s nothing…… Imagine everyone today having ration cards, no cars being produced, few, if … Continue reading »

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