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    Operation Blissful

    I thought a few of you would appreciate this. https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2010/fall/blissful.html This is what really happened during the engagement that was featured in the movie PT109.
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    Unexploded WWII Bomb

    I am surprised no one noticed this. The world wars will be with us for the rest of our lives! http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39828327
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    Dr. Joe Medicine Crow

    WWII veteran, and the last Plains Indian War Chief died at the age of 102. After receiving a Doctorate of Anthropology, Joe joined the army, and completed all four of the requirements, to become a War Chief. This included stilling 50 horses from an SS officer! He is also the last link between...
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    Blue Angels Baercats

    As some of you know, the second type of aircraft the Blue Angels flew was the Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat. This is a good video, with modern aerobatic team in Bearcats, and interviews with the original pilots! I always wished that I had seen them in their Bearcats!
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    90th Anniversary Of TV

    For better or worse, 90 years ago, January 26, 1926, Scottish born John Logie Baird publicly demonstrated the first Television! In front of the Royal Institution Of Great Britain, with a reporter from the Times London, he transmitted the image of a person with a ventriloquist dummy, (and it has...
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    30 Year B-17 Restoration

    Here is dedication, over 30 years and counting. I remember telling people it would take 10 or more years to rebuild a WWII fighter, they would say, "ten years?" I would respond, how old are you going to be in a decade if you don't rebuild it? How old will you be in a decade if you do rebuild it...
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    USS Oklahaoma Unknown Men

    The Navy has started the long a arduous task of identifying as many of the unknown Sailors and Marines who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor. They are starting, by disinterring men of the USS Oklahoma. With modern DNA, they think they can identify as many as 80% of the men...
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    70th Anniversary VE Day

    Did we forget? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGfdfQM90aU
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    High Resolution Color WWII

    Here are some great high resolution color photos from WWII. Be sure to click on each one to enlarge it. There are only 27, but they are very clear. http://imgur.com/a/bLyB6?gallery
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    Wildcat, Best US Navy Fighter WWII

    Before you start banging away at your key board, trying to prove me wrong, please read my entire post first! I am talking about the GM Eastern division made FM-2 Wildcat. The one powered by the 9 cylinder Wright Cyclone engine, stripped down, with four .50 caliber machine guns, much lighter and...
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    603,814,723 Horse Power

    After WWII Pratt & Whitney employes, Fredrerick B. Rentschler, Jack Horner and Bill Gwinn noticed, Pratt had made 363,619 engines during the war. Since there had been massive cut backs on orders, they had a lot of spare time, so they set out to see just how many horse power that equated to...
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    Tonight, is the 73 anniversary of, the first time, carrier based aircraft attacked a fleet of capital ships at anchor in a harbour! On the evening of November 11, 1940, 21 obsolete Fairey Swordfish biplanes, took of from the HMS Illustrious, steaming in the Mediterranean Sea. They proceeded at...
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    All Offensive Operations Will Cease Europe

    I thought some of you might like to see this. It is the surrender communique sent out for he European theater. It was typed out by my great uncle on that day when he received it. i was suppose to get the original, but when my Great Aunt passed away, it was simply thrown out. The interesting...
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    Dream House

    Darn, now that I bought my land, this house is back on the market. I caught the owner, as she was cutting some brush, blurted out I would give her $195,000, she had to think, but declined. Not sure if I should be happy or sad!
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    1913 Sears Roebuck Bikers

    I thought some of you might like this. It's from the 1913 Sears Roebuck catalog, and features what the well dressed bikers wore at the time! They were still getting used to the higher speeds and wind chill.
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    History Channel Gone Wrong

    I was just thinking, does any one remember when the History Channel had shows about history? Vikings and The Bible, mine series, reality shows all night. What happened? It use to be my favorite channel.
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    Golden Era Police

    "Officials all over the country are finding that the methods of yesterday cannot cope with today's complex police problems. A few short years ago machine-gun bandits, kidnapers, youthful holdup men, racketeers and gangsters were scarcely heard of, but now they have become bywords in every...
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    Annette Funicello RIP

    Its a sad day for Mouseketeer's every where! Annette Funicello passed away, October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013. I am sure that lots of the men on the Fedora Lounge had a crush on her! The good do die young.
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    The Golden BB

    Is it true or not, who knows, four shots, one could have been The Golden BB!http://www.airforce-magazine.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1996/July%201996/0796valor.aspx
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    Martini Vs Springfield Range Two Miles

    I thought some of you would get a kick out of this old test of Springfield Trapdoor vs. Martini-Henry at ranges up to two miles! http://home.earthlink.net/~sharpsshtr/CritterPhotos/SandyHook/SandyHook.html

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