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Captain Storm 1965

Captain Storm 1965

I found this Captain Storm comic at a rummage sale for $1.25. I didn’t bargain. The date is 1965 and I would have been 12 and still into comic books like Sgt. Rock and Easy Company, Captain Johnny Cloud and his P-51 Mustang and Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos as well as other WW2 […]

British Tommies WW1 p_1

British Tommies WW1 p_1

I’m continuing to salvage pictures from a badly damaged copy of Liberty’s Victorious Conflict even though I am aware that most of the pictures have already been digitized elsewhere. I do it for a couple of reasons and as one friend put it, a labor of love is certainly one of them. There is something […]

Intermission Stories (18)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Once we get back into WWII, we will mainly have Pacific Theater information here. ┬áSo, during this intermission time, I’ll take this opportunity to include another European Theater story. X-Troop, George Lane is standing, back row center ? Mr. X Meets the Desert Fox George Lane aka: Lanyi Gyorgy British…

Glen Miller and the Women’s Army Corp

Glen Miller and the Women’s Army Corp

A recent FB post that mentioned the USO prompted me to go to You Tube and research Captain Glen Miller. Glen Miller was probably the best known Big Band leader in the US when the US entered WW2. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and used his considerable talents to build morale among the […]

WW2 Posters

WW2 Posters

 

Doughboys in WW1

Doughboys in WW1

I am salvaging pictures from my heavily damaged Liberty’s Victorious Conflict book that was published in 1918. The three b & w pictures below are from late 1918 and the counter offensive the allies launched after the German spring, 1918 Michael Offensive failed.   America was ill-prepared for WW1 and lacked equipment across the board. […]

The Story Behind the Marine Rescuing Two Babies.

The Story Behind the Marine Rescuing Two Babies.

The below picture turned up on my FB feed the other day. I was intrigued by the photo as it struck me as iconic even though I had never seen it before (and I’ve seen many a photo of the Vietnam War.) I was so intrigued I tried to track down the original via a […]