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756th Bomber Squadron

Behind Enemy Lines

1LT. Cole was six feet and four inches and weight 240 pounds when he exited that crashing bomber and when he finally got back to Italy he weighed 160 pounds…

View from the Higgins Boat on D-Day

The Boat That Won World War II

General Eisenhower once proclaimed that Andrew Higgins was the man who won WW II, because of his boat. There are less that 130 Higgins Boats in service in the Navy, but they still get used…

1941 USS Oklahoma Crew Members

December 1941 Pearl Harbor

Not all combat killed Americans are buried where family can go to visit and remember. No one can visit Donald McCloud, but he is not forgotten…

USS Oklahoma

The USS Oklahoma Veteran

On 6 Dec 2013 I will be attending a Pearl Harbor 72nd Anniversary ceremony in Des Plaines, Ill. I will be driving Chief Petty Officer Joe Triolo USN Ret to the ceremony…

Battleground

Deer Camp A Learning Experience

Sunday the 24th of November the second day of deer season in Wisconsin I awoke to a 1 degree temperature and wind. It was as if I was back in the Eifels and experiencing that killer winter of 1944…

B-29 bombardier Scott Downing

World War II POW: ‘I Just Did My Duty’

It was just after midnight on March 25, 1945 when B-29 bombardier Scott Downing and his crew dropped their incendiary ordnance on Tokyo and banked northeast to head back to the U.S. base…

Generals Eisenhower and Patton

Patton, Ike, and My Teenage Boys

I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prisons…

Uncage the Soul Video Productions

WWII Veteran Fly-Fishing Documentary Project

The 90-year-old Moore expressed to us that one of his unfulfilled dreams was to return to Normandy, France, to fly-fish the streams that he crossed as a soldier shortly after D-Day…