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The largest paradrop in History (to that date) was a "Hail Mary" in the low Countries. The story from one who was there!


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"From the Cradle to the Grave." USS America and USS West Point. The sad end of a magnificent luxury Liner ship that went to war.

   

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As editor often get outstanding contributions from readers. They represent hard work of others who share my passion to remember! I can't put on KilroyWasHere.org as mine but they deserve wider distribution.
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Shanghai South Station — Japanese-Bombing
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War Crimes of Imperial Japan: A Lesson In Moral Equivalence.

(Breitbart) - President Obama made a single, vague reference to "evil" during his prepared remarks in Hiroshima: "We may not be able to eliminate man's capacity to do evil, so nations and the alliances that we form must possess the means to defend ourselves. But among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them."

He spoke at length about the horrors experienced by the populace of Hiroshima:

We stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. We force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. We listen to a silent cry. We remember all the innocents killed across the arc of that terrible war and the wars that came before and the wars that would follow.

Mere words cannot give voice to such suffering. But we have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again.

"Let all the souls here rest in peace, for we shall not repeat the evil," he said, when reading the inscription on a monument at the Peace Memorial Park.

He somehow forgot to mention the evils perpetrated by Imperial Japan or the unspeakable suffering it inflicted upon POWs and civilians who fell into its clutches.

Let's correct that oversight, to help the President understand why moral equivalence is the dim refuge of lazy minds, and equating American troops with the Axis forces they defeated is an outrage.

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Korea in 1945!

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US was in Korea during the Korean war but did you know we were there in 1945? Art Morneweck does! He was there!
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Mainland US has never been bombed by enemy aircraft, right? WRONG!

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Volume 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

Volume 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.

The Home 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 London.

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!"

Volume 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

Volume 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 2 --
Volume 7, Searches Page 1 - Page 2

Volume 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.

Volume 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 again.

Volume 10. Timeline of WWII and Korea. Major events with Kilroy Was Here stories to put them in perspective.

Volume 11. Is the Guest Book . . . Now's your chance 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.

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Have you heard of the forgotten saint from the Forgotten War? He has received the Medal of Honor and is in line for sainthood.

Have you heard of the London Guns? If Hitler had completed them, they would have lobbed 600 300 pound bombs PER HOUR into London. They never fired a shot but grossly affected world history in ways we will never fully know.

The US mainland has NEVER been bombed from the air . . . right? WRONG! The Japanese did in 1942! Find out the details.

These are only a few of the amazing stories you will find in this book!

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