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Celebrating WWII Army Air Corps veteran Gene DeMar's 98th birthday
Port Washington, NY
Members from American Legion Post 336 (Glen Head, N.Y.), Post 509 (Port Washington, N.Y.), VFW Post 1819 (Port Washington), Young..
THE MISSION: A True Story, by John T. Allen
THE MISSION was authored by John T. “Tom” Allen for a contest, which he did not win. Posted to Italy..
OUR WWII STORY: War diary of a shellback
Leo Guabello Jr. submitted a diary of his father’s “from his Army-Air Force days during the Pacific campaign. It covers..
Warrior: Dennis Masa'ao Molintas
Commanding Officer, 66th Infantry Regiment, USAFIL-NL, World War II In a time when weapons were not of avail, the courage of..
Green Bay, WI
The year was 1927 ... Meet Gloria Cinka, an almost 3-year-old American-born German girl whose world would soon be torn apart,..
Another fading memory
By Robert Yakas It’s June. For the last 50 years or so June was the month to remember D-Day –..
PFC Paul A. Krasley, Medical Aidman, Co M, 349 Inf, 88th Inf Division, The..
I was updating my LinkedIn profile and remember submitting an article about my dad to the Blue Devil magazine published..
World War II homefront
I was only 10 years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked, and I still regard myself as a veteran of..
A little girl’s memories
I was playing with toys in the kitchen while my mother ironed. She was listening to the radio that morning,..
Huh! WWll vet at a hearing aid counter
Collbran , CO
“Huh” By Jim Kenshalo Veterans Day 2020 Last year, I found myself killing a little time in a line at the hearing-aid..
B-24 pilot Lt. Col. Charles C. Russell’s 100th birthday Jan. 10, 2021
Retired USAF Lt. Col. Charles C Russell will turn 100 on Jan. 10, 2021. He was a bomber pilot in..
Yonkers , NY
Dec. 7, 1941 - quite possibly the most monumental day of the 20th century - the tipping point between potential..
Sharing my father's WWII POW time
I was looking over some past Legion magazines; in the September 2020 issue, one article stood out. It was a..
City soldier saw horrors of one German prison camp
The following was printed in the Stillwater Newspress, Stillwater, Okla., under the headline above. Clipping is crumbling, exact date not..
The 85th and 75th Anniversary ceremony of two Navy plane crashes
Town of Fishkill, NY
85th and 75th Anniversary ceremonies to honor eight Navy servicemen who lost their lives on Mount Beacon The Town of Fishkill,..
I have six relatives who served in World War II
( 1 ) Marvin Ferguson : Joined the Marines in 1940. He participated in three major battles: Midway, the Marsha..
The last flight of Miss Prissy
The following is taken from articles written in “The Patriot Magazine” November/December 1994 issue, and “The Army Magazine” March 1995,..
WWII experiences of Charles Fair
Charles Fair was born and raised in Decatur, Ill. Shortly after Pearl Harbor Charley volunteered to go into the..
75 years after the end of WWII, the "Hump” transport operation over the Himalaya..
Thanks to its temperate climate and mile-high altitude, Kunming is known to Chinese citizens as the city of eternal spring...
Marcus Island Strike ~ August 1943
Post Falls, ID
Aug. 30-31, 1943 By Walter J. (Deptula) Drew, ADC, CAC, USN (ret.) (deceased) U.S.S. Essex (CV-9) departed Pearl Harbor on 22 August..
WWII service of James Levi Biles Jr., colonel, USAF (retired)
My father, James Levi Biles Jr., was born in Dalton, Ga., transplanted to West Palm Beach, Fla., and enlisted in..
Paris reunion of Cordova brothers (Alfred & Paul)
Colorado Springs, CO
My father's WWII service was somewhat unique in that he served in both theaters, Pacific and then European, as an..
My dad was a WWII B-17 bombardier
Mount Holly, NC
My dad, Edward M. Berkland, served as a first lieutenant during WWII, stationed at Langley AFB, Va. Although he never..
New London, OH
All those who served in World War II were heroes, but a few stick out as having endured more. ..
Home may be closer than you think
My dad, Charles Folsom, was transferred from south Georgia to Wilson, N.C., in 1937 by his work company. In 1942,..
Dad was an aircraft armorer, 5th AAF, South Pacific theater
I only knew about my dad's WWII service through his photo album, until his last few years when he began..
"The Few" - a fictional story based on actual World War II events
Trent Brady was the teenage son of Elmer and Esther Brady, who worked a small dirt-farm just outside Hogs Back,..
It's a small world, as they say
West Point , NE
Ray and Fred "Fritz" Wortman were brothers from West Point, Neb. Ray enlisted on Nov. 4, 1942, and Fritz on..
Simi Valley, CA
I read with great interest Jeff Stoffer's article in the Legion magazine on the history of WWII; it is hard..
These are some stories my stepfather, Carl Nitka, a Polish-American, told me about his experiences in World War II. Carl either..
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