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USS PENNSYLVANIA and battleship of COLORADO class followed by three cruisers move in line into Lingayen Gulf.

WWII Vet recalls manning AA-Gun on USS Pennsylvania in Pearl Harbor

World War II Veteran Russel Winsett (March 4, 1920 – February 22, 2015) recalls manning an anti-aircraft gun on the USS Pennsylvania on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor as the Japanese aircraft attacked. So you heard the signal for general quarters, you get to your machine gun, had you seen planes in the sky? Did …

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US military to exhume Pearl Harbor attack remains to identify troops

The US military plans to exhume the remains of 388 Americans killed in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in an unprecedented attempt to identify troops using DNA testing. The effort will focus on sailors and marines from the USS Oklahoma who could never be identified, more than seven decades since the surprise attack …

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Being there . . . . to eyewitness a post-WW II poignant piece of unknown American history

An American Author Answers Americans Asking, “When can we go back to America?” Reviewed and Recommended by Don DeNevi “When Can We Go Back to America?”, by Susan Kamei, Foreword by Secretary Norman Y, Mineta. Simon & Schuster; 736 pp, Amazon $20.49. By the time the few antiaircraft guns protecting the airways over the Hawaiian …

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Being present during the liberation of the Philippines . . .

. . . continuing from September 26, 2021 Being present during the liberation of the Philippines . . . Three more fascinating World War II books for Christmas and the New Year from McFarland, allowing readers to relive the ferocious fighting to free Mindanao and Manila Reviewed by Don DeNevi “Come on along and help …

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Yamato, Flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy

“Yamato, Flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy”; by Daniel Knowles, Casemate, Fonthill Media, 224 pages, $49, 76 b & w images. Publisher’s Summary: Named after the Yamato Province, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior fleet of the US Navy. Built amongst a shroud of secrecy and deception and commissioned shortly after the outbreak …

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REVIEW: The Nazi Spy Ring in America – Hitler’s Agents, The FBI & The Case That Stirred The Nation

Publisher’s Summary: In the mid-1930s, just as the United States was embarking on a policy of neutrality, Nazi Germany launched a program of espionage against the unwary nation. “The Nazi Spy Ring in America” tells the story of Hitler’s attempts to interfere in American affairs by spreading anti-Semitic propaganda, stealing military technology and mapping U.S. …

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Review: Curtiss Design 75 Hawk P-36 and International Derivatives

Review by: Martin Koenigsberg Just finished my 43rd Book Review of the Year!! Summary: A very complete look at the Curtiss P-36, one of the seminal American Aircraft of the WWII Era. Served in many Air Forces and brought many new features to the Pre War Aircraft Industry. Each airframe is traced and discussed. This …

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