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October 1944 (3)

Avengers from the Cabot and Intrepid attacked the enemy superbattleship Musashi and she withstood 3 more torpedo hits.  The IJN Myoko was damaged, but the carrier aircraft continued to concentrate on the “Palace.”  Kurita, on the  575 more words

History

My dad wore a bright red jacket and a big black hat!

My dad was a Guardsman, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, the oldest continuous British army regiment formed as part of Cromwell’s New Model Army. 475 more words

Personal Life

ASL day - Revenge at Kastelli

Revenge at Kastelli is an excellent learning scenario because it has very little out of ordinary, but both sides have rather difficult task. German paratroopers try to survive, and Greeks try to kill or capture vast majority of the opposing forces. 406 more words

Boardgames

Book Review- Killing the Rising Sun

Rating – Five Stars

Bill O’Reilly hits a home run with his compendium of the 1940s Pacific War. He writes in an easy, sparse, and empathetic style. 471 more words

trackback thursday: bombardment of Ellwood

Just two-and-a-half months after Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941), the first attack on the U.S. mainland happened on February 23, 1942.

The Bombardment of Ellwood was a naval attack when a Japanese submarine targeted an oil refinery near Santa  Barbara, California. 111 more words

History

In The Game Room - Episode 49

Unboxing the Bolt Action “Band of Brothers” starter set and Rule Book.

Video Podcast

Book #8 : All the Light We Cannot See

All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr. Scribner, 2014. 978-1-4767-4658-6

I don’t think I can say much that hasn’t already been said about this beautiful novel. 120 more words