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The Penultimate Leg parts 2, 3 and 4.

One film, a meal and two hours in. I’m sticking with the French films, and coincidentally this one is set in Provence as well, just up the road from Marseille at Aix. 683 more words


The Booksitter

It’s raining outside my window at the Iron Bank coffee shop on 11th and Broadway in Columbus, Georgia. I have missed this alone time so much. 495 more words


Gen. Kenney and Charles Lindbergh

On 4 July 1944, a correspondent notified Gen. Kenney that Colonel Charles Lindbergh was in New Guinea.  Kenney did not know about it and neither did General HQ!   655 more words


What's in a Name?

From Ken’s Men to the Air Apaches, units of Fifth Air Force had thought of a wide variety of nicknames for themselves. This week, we thought we’d cover the origins of the sobriquets for the 312th, 22nd, 43rd, 38th and 345th Bomb Groups. 441 more words


GP Cox reblogged this on Pacific Paratrooper and commented:

From the researchers who not only know and understand the fighting in the southwest Pacific area, but the men involved!

Please read in honor of Sr. Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton - Woodbridge, VA; US Navy, Iraq & Syria, Bronze Star, KIA on Thanksgiving

Red Hat

“Red Hat”

Red hat, red hat
Salute the red and white flag
I must be beside the stars
As I adjust my chin strap

Pitch black, pitch black… 162 more words


Listening: A Eulogy

A few days ago I wrote a blog about choosing love over hate in the face of a Trump presidency. I’m just gonna toot my own horn here: it was beautiful, concise, and I still believe the things I wrote in it are worthwhile and good. 1,207 more words


July 1944 (1)

1 July – on Saipan, the US 27th Infantry Division and the 2nd and 4th Marine divisions were within 5.5 miles (9km) of the northern tip of the island.   612 more words