Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

Dedication of giclee of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D. C., 
and first North Carolina screening of documentary
 on the military career of Wilmington WWII Medal of Honor 
recipient, Charles P. Murray, Jr.

WWII Memorial Giclee Dedication and Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Murray Documentary Event

World War II History Preservation Event Features National WWII Memorial Giclee Dedication and Medal of Honor Recipient Charles Murray Documentary The momentum to preserve Southeastern North Carolina’s rich World War II history continues on Saturday, February 23, with the dedication of a giclee of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D. C., and […]

Visiting with veterans of the famed WWII Nisei (Japanese-American) 100th Infantry Battalion in their clubhouse in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2011. The 100th fought bravely and bloodily in Italy and France and were part of the Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the war's most highly decorated American unit. I have visited many of their battlefields, including where they liberated the 36th Infantry Division's "Lost Battalion" in the Vosges Mountains in 1944.

Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. Tours

Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. is a nationally known, award-winning author/military historian Wilbur Jones who leads World War II battlefield tours to Europe, the Mediterranean, and Pacific for Valor Tours, Ltd.

Football! Navy! War!

“Football! Navy! War!”: How Military Lend-Lease Players Saved the College Game and Helped Win World War II

Not coincidentally, football employs military terms associated with war, such as “aerial attack,” “blitz,” “field general,” and “trench warfare.” Beyond providing essential jargon, by necessity and choice the military linked with colleges during World War II to preserve the game and keep schools from closing, and utilized football’s rugged physical, mental, and competitive conditioning to prepare men for combat, boost morale, and help win the war.


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Hawaii Goes To War: The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor

Carroll Robbins Jones was seven years old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. She watched the attack from Waikiki with her mother, a professional photographer, and younger brother. Her father was executive officer of the USS Shaw that blew up. While her father returned to sea, the family spent the next nine months on Oahu.

CondemnedToLive

Condemned To Live: A Panzer Artilleryman’s Five-Front War

Condemned to Live is an exceptionally explicit contribution to understanding the German common soldier of World War II, the private soldat. This gripping memoir of Franz A. P. Frisch, written with Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., portrays the nine-year life, culture and travails of a Panzer artilleryman who fought on five European fronts, and remained a private in rank.

Arming The Eagle: A History of U.S. Weapons Acquisition Since 1775

Arming the Eagle is a military history of the United States presented as a series of essays, or snapshots, of chronological periods. They tell the story of how American weapons systems were researched, developed, and produced, and the notable processes, managers, leaders, and organizations involved, and how weapons from those periods were fielded in combat or to further national interests.