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won but the Japanese commander changed the course of
Emperor's Reluctant Warrior
He vowed to make "the
conquest of Iwo Jima so costly that the Americans would
recoil from the thought of invading Japan." He
have happened with no Atomic Bomb? ". . . the most
horrible campaigns in the history of man" But the
story is not in history books but is HERE.
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1. The Legends, Page 1 -- Legends
Page 2 -- Sightings
Page 1 -- Sightings
Page 2 -- Sightings
Page 3 How the Kilroy Was Here legends started from the
most likely to the most whimsical. Sightings of Kilroy Was Here
which continue today
2. The Foreword and Dedication -- The
American GI -- Who we are and what are we doing here?
Volume 3. "The Way We Were" Stories from individuals
during the war years. These stories are sometimes heroic,
sometimes funny, poignant, or simply memories that must
not be forgotten. This Volume has two sub sections:
In Harm's Way,
Page 1 -- Page
2 --Stories from the front like: "About D-day
plus 5 on Saipan, I was watching for Japanese soldiers
along the beach who were sneaking in to give directions
for artillery fire. I was sitting in the turret of an
armored Amphib. About 2300 I saw the faint outline of
what appeared to be a Marine walking along the beach.
There was no moon and the only light was from a fire burning
about one hundred yards away. Japanese soldiers had a
habit of wearing U.S. Marine helmets and carrying M1's
when they could find them. In the dark they were hard
to identify by a silhouette. When the guy got within 50
feet, I asked the usual "Who goes there?". The
answer came back in perfect English, "ITS ME, GI
JOE. A MARINE LIKE YOU." So I aimed about 8 inches
below the outline of his helmet and shot. The next morning
there was one dead Japanese officer in the sand. I never
heard of a Marine calling himself G I Joe. I don't think
I ever will.
World War II Heroes
A Daughter's Memoir
Lee, Virgil and
is indescribable hell. It gnaws; it violently wrenches
the souls from many."
Front, Page 1
Many wonderful stories about life at home during the
war. One, a lovely, privileged debutante who rolled
up her sleeves and joined the war effort. Another, a
beautiful widow who struggled through it alone. Several
more, for example, a child's reaction to the Blitz in
new SIGHTINGS in modern Germany!
As I promised ANOTHER visit by Kilroy to Krankanhaus
(Hospital) and Gabby's Bar in Koblenz, Germany
Volume 4. The Places, Page
1 -- Page
2 -- What's left of the places that played a
large role in WWII or Korea. Some are still there
while some are just ruins. One is the German POW
camp in Clinton MS (near Jackson). "The good
people in Clinton and Jackson, MS just couldn't
give up their Southern hospitality long enough to
run a proper prisoner of war camp! Read this wonderful
story of a POW camp so good that the German prisoners
come back for reunions!"
5. Miscellany, Page 1 -- Page
2 --This is some of the sidebars to that history.
It includes Gremlins and Foo Fighters as well as book
reviews and even Lena the Hyena
6. "The Rest of the Story" Page 1."
Inspiring and unique stories of the war years. You have
probably been sent some of these via e-mail. Many have
been picked up and sent around by people who were moved
by them. Gordon Sinclair's "The Americans"
or, believe it or not, when the US mainland was bombed
by the Japanese. I don't mean balloon bombs or shelling
by a submarine, but actually bombed from an enemy aircraft.
Volume 7. Letters to the editor Page
1 -- Page
Volume 7, Searches
Page 1 - Page
8. Research Area. Awards -- Veterans Info Finder --
WWII Sites -- Korean War Sites -- Miscellaneous and Organizations
-- Commercial -- The place for serious
historians. It includes Awards and links to historic sites
you might not find on the search engines.
9 Tributes, Page 1 -- page
2 -- Second person stories and tributes to those who
shouldn't be forgotten. One, a young man who remembered
stories his father told him of New Guinea. He went back
and found the places and tells the incredible stories
10. Timeline of WWII and Korea. Major events with
Kilroy Was Here stories to put them in perspective.
11. Is the Guest Book
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to write on HIS wall!
Volume 12. Searches, Page
1 -- Page 2 --
Where people post search for friends and relatives. If you are
interested in any particular subject there is a site search engine
on all the main pages.