Battle of Graignes

Battle of Graignes was part of the American airborne landings in Normandy during the early stages of Operation Overlord in World War II, fought between June 10–12, 1944 in Graignes, France. During the Battle of Graignes American paratroopers of...

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Makin Island

Makin Island, A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese). They had to retreat, so they asked the islanders to please bury them for us. Years later, they checked and found a man who had been a teenager then...

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Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was launched on 6 June 1944 with...

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USS Indianapolis

USS Indianapolis  USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy, named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The vessel served as the flagship for the commander of Scouting Force 1 for eight pre-war...

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Anna Coleman Ladd

Anna Coleman Ladd Anna Coleman Watts who was born in Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia. Anna was educated in Europe where she studied sculpture in Paris and Rome. She moved to Boston in 1905 and she married Dr. Maynard Ladd, and there she studied with Bela...

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Matt Louis Urban

Matt Louis Urban (born Matthew Louis Urbanowicz, August 25, 1919 – March 4, 1995) was a United States Army lieutenant colonel who was one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War II. He performed valiantly in combat on many occasions...

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The Third Army

The United States Army Central, formerly the Third United States Army, commonly referred to as the Third Army and as ARCENT is a military formation of the United States Army, which saw service in World War I and World War II, in the 1991 Gulf...

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Captain Jerry Yellin

Captain Jerry Yellin has the unique distinction of flying the first and last combat missions over Japan during the Second World War. He spent the majority of the war with the 78th Fighter Squadron, flying the P-40, P-47, and P-51. Captain Yellin...

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