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Women in the Army

On 14 May 1942, a bill establishing a women’s corps in the US Army was passed by congress; it became law the next day, creating the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAACs) and granting women official military status. In May 1941...

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Why Germany declared War on the US

On 11 Dec 1941, Adolf Hitler declared war on the US, bringing America, which had been neutral, into the European conflict. The bombing of Pearl Harbor surprised even Germany. Although Hitler had made an oral agreement with his Axis partner Japan...

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Pearl Harbor Day

On 7 Dec 1941, at 7:55 am Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appeared out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the US naval...

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The Start of WW IV

5 Sept 1972, at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, a group of Palestinian terrorists stormed the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and taking nine others hostage. The terrorists, known as Black September, demanded...

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War

15 Aug 1945 – WWII gasoline rationing in America ended on this day. Rationing was just one of the special measures taken in our country during wartime. Civilian auto production virtually ceased after the attack on Pearl Harbor, as the US...

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Good entertainment

If you’re into militaryish entertainment, here are three offerings you might consider: 1. The DVD Fighting for Life shares some stories of wounded warriors and the medical folks who help them. 2. The book USS Arizona: Warship, Tomb, Monument...

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Obama and the Pearl Harbor Bomb

I continue to be amazed at how little anything military has penetrated the mind of Senator Obama. He was raised in Hawaii. Most Hawaiians and many Americans know that on 7 Dec 1941 the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (in Hawaii). Many, many Japanese...