Pearl Harbor

Dec 07

Pearl Harbor

At 7:48 am,  December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor located on Ohau, Hawaii.  The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft The attack was devastating,  intended to keep the American fleet from interfering in operations the Japanese had planned. The...

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Letters of Bud and Peg

Dec 05

Letters of Bud and Peg

My brother in law David came over the other day and brought me two old books. They were actually letters that my Father in law and mother in law wrote to each when they were apart.  Much like a diary except the other could read it. They were apart for a bit because The Bear was in the Merchant Marines and set sail for a while.   The books are fun to read but I...

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Colditz Cock

Apr 23

Colditz Cock

Nazi prisoner-of-war camps guards should have looked in the attic at Colditz Castle. They looked for tunnels and other possible escape attemtps but never the attic. They should have because the attic of Colditz Castle held a 19-foot glider that British prisoners had put together using scavenged materials.The plan was to launch it from the roof.  It was hoped it...

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Nature Versus War

Apr 11

Nature Versus War

Wow you should check out these photographs posted online by the Daily Mail. Amazing post. Their title is “Nature versus War: How helmets, grenades and guns discarded during World War II have been swallowed up by a tree trunks in Russia.” What is truly fascinating about it to me is not really the photos although   awesome they are not earth shattering...

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The Spy Who Couldn’t

Apr 09

The Spy Who Couldn’t

When I was a child, the big rule in our house was that you didn’t share our family secrets with the outside world. In fact you were not supposed to share anything “going on” at all. Well me being me, did not follow that rule really good at times. There were many situations that you just had to spill in order to save face on the playground.  “My daddy is on...

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