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#221 Mark Carver

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:53 PM

Lafayette G. Pool (July 23, 1919 – May 30, 1991) was an American tank-crew and tank-platoon commander in World War II and is widely recognized as the US tank ace of aces, credited with over 1,000 kills, 250 German prisoners of war taken, 12 confirmed tank kills and 258 total armoured vehicle and self-propelled gun kills, all of which took place in a combat career that covered only 81 days in action from 27 June to 15 September 1944 with three different Shermans. He received many medals, including the Distinguished Service Cross, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Fourragère, and the Légion d'honneur.

 


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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:32 PM

B-17F Memphis Belle to be placed on public display on May 17, 2018 at National Museum USAF

 

The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United States – will be placed on public display at the National Museum of the U.S. on May 17, 2018.

 

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

 

http://www.nationalm...national-m.aspx

 

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The crew of the "Memphis Belle"® after their 25th mission: (l to r) TSgt. Harold Loch (top turret gunner/engineer), SSg.t Cecil Scott (ball turret gunner), TSgt. Robert Hanson (radio operator), Capt. James Verinis (copilot), Capt. Robert Morgan (pilot), Capt. Charles Leighton (navigator), SSgt. John Quinlan (tail gunner), SSgt. Casimer Nastal (waist gunner), Capt. Vincent Evans (bombardier), and SSgt. Clarence Winchell (waist gunner). (U.S. Air Force photo)


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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:48 PM

^^^^^^^

 

That museum is *great*.... I could spend a week in there, easy.,,,


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:25 AM

Silver Salvage in Caballo Bay: Japan’s Sabotaged Treasure Hunt

 

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Millions in silver pesos from the Philippine Treasury were recovered from Caballo Bay, but much more may remain on the sea bottom.

http://warfarehistor...-treasure-hunt/


John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 25 January 2017 - 06:41 PM

A tour of the legendary USS Missouri (pictures)

 

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 05:44 PM

Auschwitz death camp: Poland puts database of prison guards online

 

The names of Nazi SS commanders and guards at the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland have been put online by the country's Institute of National Remembrance (INR).

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...europe-38797727


John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:56 PM

Review: 'Operation Basalt' an exciting, illuminating account of British raid on Sark

 

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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:58 AM

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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

OSS in Burma ($2):   

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:49 PM

The Spitfire - A British Icon

 

 

 


John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:12 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^

 

Prettiest airplane ever...


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:17 AM

Drone footage of the flight path of the Horsa gliders used to assault Pegasus bridge on D-Day. A pivotal objective  that was needed to prevent German reinforcement from entering the left flank of Sword beach.

 

Recommend Stephen E Ambrose's Pegasus Bridge on the battle.

 

 

https://m.warhistory...s-bridge-x.html

 

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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 04:25 PM


John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:38 PM

Spooky fact (to me, anyway)...

 

However old WWII seems to you now, that's how old the Civil War was at the beginning of WWII...


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 06:56 AM

73 years ago today...  

 

The official British history gives an estimated figure of 156,115 men landed on D-Day. This comprised 57,500 Americans and 75,215 British and Canadians from the sea and 15,500 Americans and 7,900 British from the air. Research from the National D-Day Memorial has confirmed 4,414 deaths, of which 2,499 were American and 1,915 were from other nations.

 

Allied forces consisted of.. 

 

United KingdomUnited StatesCanadaAustraliaBelgiumCzechoslovakiaDenmarkFree FranceGreeceNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPoland

 

https://en.wikipedia...rmandy_landings

 

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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:01 AM

Front lines June 6th, June 13th and June 30th... 

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:25 PM

Unsealed 75 years after the Battle of Midway: New details of an alarming WWII press leak

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:53 AM

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

 

Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in Beccar, a suburb north of Buenos Aires, and authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II.

 

 

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Members of the federal police carry a Nazi statue at the Interpol headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, June 16, 2017. In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police discovered on June 8th the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history. Authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

 

http://abcnews.go.co...entina-48145123

 

 

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 01:57 PM

^^^^^

 

That house is in the same neighborhood where Eichmann and Mengele lived before the Israeli's hunted them down ... I wonder whose house that was...


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  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan





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