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December 7, 2012

WWII Events Today, December 7

WWII Events Today, December 7 Timeline – The 70th anniversary of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor and other areas of the Pacific region.

June 7, 2011

Newly Restored B-25J Takes Flight

  PAUL ALLEN’S FLYING HERITAGE COLLECTION BECOMES HOME TO WORLD’S MOST ACCURATELY RESTORED, FLYING B-25J BOMBER On Tuesday, June 7th, the plane will depart on its homecoming flight from Chino,...

June 6, 2011

Parachute Wedding Dress

This wedding dress was made from a nylon parachute that saved the groom’s life during World War II. Maj. Claude Hensinger, a B-29 pilot, and his crew, were returning from a bombing raid over Yowata, Japan, in August 1944 when their engine caught fire. The crew was forced to bail out. It was night and Major Hensinger landed on some rocks and suffered some minor injuries. During the night he used the parachute both as a pillow and a blanket. In the morning the crew was able to reassemble and were taken in by some friendly Chinese. He kept the parachute and used it as a way to propose to Ruth in 1947.

March 15, 2011

WWII History – March 15

WWII Events Today, March 15
Mar 15, 1938 – A 10,000-strong Japanese force approached Tengxian, Jiangsu Province, China. 2,000 Chinese troops, supported by less than 1,000 police and militiamen, dug in for an effort to delay the Japanese from reaching their objective, the city of Xuzhou.

January 20, 2011

World War II History – January 20

World War II History for January 20 (1940-1945): Churchill speech, Japan’s spies on the US, Heydrich’s plan, Marines hit Pago Pago, RAF raids Berlin, Russians take Novgorod, and LeMay takes command.

January 19, 2011

Radiomans Message Endures

Chlapowski was a Navy radioman on Adm. Husband Kimmel’s staff at Pearl Harbor the morning of December 7 and radioed the attack message to the world.

January 6, 2011

Fireside Chat On Battle Of The Bulge

Fireside chat given by Franklin D. Roosevelt after he delivered his State of the Union to Congress on 06 January 1945 covering the Battle of the Bulge.

January 5, 2011

Buckingham Army Air Field

Guest article from Chris Wadsworth, co-author of “Buckingham Army Air Field” by Arcadia Publishing. Learn about the intriguing history of Buckingham Army Air Field circa 1942-45, near Fort Myers, Fla.

October 11, 2010

POW Interview: Rudy Froeschle

Interview with WWII veteran Rudy Froeschle, a Bomber pilot who joined the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Fighter Squadron in 1943. During his 2nd mission in Stuttgart, Germany his plane was gunned down and he was held captive for over two years.

August 31, 2010

WWII History for August 31

WWII Events Today, August 31 Audio Clip: BBC reports on children being evacuated from London (1939-09-01).

Aug 31, 1936 US Neutrality Bill, no shipping to combatant nations. “Schools, not...

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