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Goebbels, Minister of Popular Enlightenment
(April 26, 1945)
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MacArthur, Arthur MacArthur IV, and Jean.
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What Happened to MacArthur's
Eric Shackle sets out to find the beautiful
child that his wife, Jerry. knew in Australia
in 1942. He disappeared after his father, Douglas
MacArthur, returned to the US.
A series of memoirs compiled
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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.
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
WWII hero fought from New Guinea to Morotai to MindanaoAubrey
All the while documenting in detail these horrific
experiences. He now tells us of his last battle.
He wants those who follow will "take heed."
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.