Category: The Greatest Generation

“People of Western Europe: A landing was made this morning…”

    “People of Western Europe: A landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force. This landing is part of the concerted United Nations’ plan for the liberation of Europe, made in conjunction with our great Russian allies. I have this message for all of you.

WWII hero recalls the Battle of Arnhem

A WWII veteran of the British 1st Airborne Division remembers the battle of the “bridge too far,” as he recalls the attack on Arnhem. http://home.bt.com/news/uknews/wwii-hero-recalls-the-battle-of-arnhem-11363933990339

C-47 That Dropped D-Day Troops Returning to Normandy

GENESEO, N.Y. (AP) — The next time the American military transport plane known as Whiskey 7 drops its paratroopers over Normandy, France, it will be for a commemoration instead of an invasion. Seventy years after taking part in D-Day, the plane now housed at the National Warplane Museum in western New York is being prepared

WWII Vet Who Earned Medal of Honor In Normandy Dies

In the advance off the D-Day beaches, 23 year-old staff sergeant Walter Ehlers of the 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, single-handedly knocked two German machinegun nests and forced a German mortar squad to retreat, before carrying a wounded soldier back to receive aid despite being shot in the back himself. S/Sgt Ehlers was awarded the

Kentucky Couple Seek To Return Found WWII Medals

David and Stephanie Kalbaugh of Lousville, KY, are looking for a WWII vet named Anthony Grunder. The medals were discovered on a back shelf in the office storage unit at the facility the Kalbaughs manage. From the photo, the medals seem to be a Bronze Star with V for valor and an oak leave, a

Remains of WWII British Soldier Found Near Tobruk

(Tripoli Post) A Libyan family in the Al-Ghaara area east of Tobruk stumbled across what is apparently the remains of a WWII British soldier. They alerted archaeological authorities, who examined the area, and recovered old Egyptian currency bearing the name of King Farouk, a pocket watch, and ink pen. Nearby were found a German medal

Old Guys and Their Airplanes

Aviation artist and very close friend John Mollison has a new video series where he interviews WWII pilots and draws the aircraft they flew. This episode features an interview with 93 year-old Corsair pilot Claude Home. Interviews like these are extremely important, as we have already lost most of these brave soldiers, sailors and airmen.

D-Day Special is Up and Running!

As I mentioned in my twitter feed, there were some discrepancies found while slicing the CBS D-Day radio files, so I’ve sliced and uploaded the NBC D-Day coverage this year instead. There was a gap in the NBC coverage between 10:15AM and 11:00AM EDT that I filled with the CBS feed. It was soap operas

Last Living Doolittle Raiders Need Your Help!

A corporate sponsor has pulled out of the Doolittle Raider Reunion at the last minute. There’s only 5 men left from that historic flight, and this may be the last time they’re together. You can donate to help bring twenty five B 25 Mitchell bombers to the reunion on April 17th, at the National Museum

Memorial to Subs Lost in WWII Dedicated

After 14 years of fundraising, a memorial to the 52 US submarines lost in action in WWII has been dedicated in San Diego. Located at Liberty Station, a mixed-use development on the grounds of the former naval training center in San Diego, the “52 Boats Memorial” consists of 52 black granite memorials, each devoted to