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War in the Pacific

War in the Pacific Guadalcanal Chronicles Mission Viejo, CA August 7.1942 to July 13, 1943 Guadalcanal Island is an Island in the Solomon Group, 100 miles long, and 50 miles wide. The ships comprising Task Force 62 and 67 were attack transports, cargo ships, heavy and light cruisers, destroyers and aircraft carriers whose purpose was […]

Pearl Harbor

Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor The following article is a brief description of events at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941   At 0712 local time, Sunday, December 7, 1941, the destroyer USS WARD advised that she had been attacked by an enemy submarine and that she had counter-attacked with depth charges. She was subsequently […]

The Baby Blitz

Air raid casualties in Britain during the first five months of 1944 totaled 1,556 killed, with 2,916 seriously injured. During the five months of Operation Steinbock, the Luftwaffe lost about 330 bombers and crews. Thus, for every five people killed on the ground, the raiders lost one bomber and four trained crewmen killed or captured. […]