All Blog Posts Tagged 'World War 2' (6)


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WWII Hero Edwin O’Hara: The Honor, But Not the Medal

(Edwin O'Hara, loading the 4 inch gun on the SS Stephen Hopkins. By W.M. Wilson, on display at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.)

For them there are no big parades, 

No heroes' welcome…

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Added by Joe Gannon on September 23, 2018 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

The Irish Rebels Who Fought for Israel

It was 1948, and as the military half-track drove through the Beit Netofa Valley, at the village of Madna in Galilee, shots rang out. One Israeli soldier was killed and another was hit in the head. A sniper had zeroed in on the men and was…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 11, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Night the Nazis Bombed Dublin

Noel Brady was standing with his father at the hall  door of their family home on St. Ignatius Road in Dublin’s North Strand area when they heard the drone of a Nazi Luftwaffe bomber flying…

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Added by David Lawlor on May 28, 2016 at 4:00am — 14 Comments

How Dad Won the War (Despite Almost Being Arrested for Sedition)

The 2012 Olympic Games in London reminded me of my Dad (photo left, during World War 2). He lived in the great battered city during World War II, part of a colorful U.S. Army career that included:

* Discovering that the cook at…

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Added by Jim Gregory on February 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

‘3 More Shopping Days Left': A Christmas in Convoy 1942

Part 2 of 3 of the series ‘We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942 

Part 1 of 2, “Getting To Where We Are Going” includes my father's accounts of his first quiet week on the high…

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Added by Gerry Regan on December 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

‘We Will Probably Land Christmas Day’: At War in the Atlantic, 1942

No large operation in World War II surpassed the invasion of North Africa in complexity, daring, risk, or -- as the official U.S. Army Air Forces history concludes -- 'the degree of strategic surprise achieved.'…



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Added by Gerry Regan on December 13, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

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