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
(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
The German Army Group North surrounded the Soviet city of Leningrad on September 8, 1941, in order to starve out the defenders of the USSR’s second-largest city. Over 650,000 civilians died of starvation, freezing, and illness in the resulting siege, which drove people to resort to cannibalism. Over 1 million wounded and sick were evacuated
On January 6, 1941, in his State of the Union address, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt warned America of complacency, shielded by two mighty oceans, noting: I have recently pointed out how quickly the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator
On January 5, 1944. the U.S. Fifth Army began its drive up the Rapido Valley in Italy, kicking off the final campaign against the German Winter Line and the drive to capture Rome. In a campaign already noted for its bloodiness and treacherous, muddy mountain terrain, the worst was yet to come. Ahead lay the
Hey folks! Updates at Rat Patrol Radio.com should now automatically go to Twitter and Facebook! (This post is a test of that.) If you want to follow us on twitter, we’re @ratpatrolradio, and we’re on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ratpatrolradio. We’ve also installed a new captcha on the blog, that should help make it easier for real
Rat Patrol Radio is finally on Facebook! People kept asking me if we had a Facebook page, and so I finally broke down and made one! Maybe this will get me to making more updates now! Thanks to everyone who tunes in, and help keeps the old candles burning in memory of the WWII generation.
Hey folks, due to life events, I don’t have the Pearl Harbor playlist done. I lost all the radio news files last year and am going through Dec 7 radio new reports to build new excerpts. The special broadcast will be up later today.
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.
After several years, I’ve acquired the “Una Mae Carlisle 1938-1941” CD I’ve been looking for. I love her “Blitzkrieg Baby (You Can’t Bomb Me).” I’ll be adding these 21 songs into the random playlist this weekend.