Tagged: World War II

appy Birthday to The Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) December 1

Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Click here to see a full list of military holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and observances! Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressional chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three… Read more

Famous Veterans Birthdays – June 24th

Birthdays Today (June 24th): (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Born June 24, 1895: Jack Dempsey – Boxer: Heavyweight Champion – (Coast Guard Reserve) – Died: May 31, 1983 When the United States entered World War II, Dempsey joined the New York State Guard and was given a commission as a first lieutenant, later resigning that commission to accept a commission… Read more
Prelude to Case Blue - World War II Authentic Reenactment | BSR Training Center

Prelude to Case Blue – World War II Authentic Reenactment | BSR Training Center

Southern Front Events Presents: Prelude to Case Blue, a new Great Patriotic War / Eastern Front event. About this Event An authentic, blank-fire only reenactment, focused on the days leading up to the fateful Germany offensive that would eventually wither and die in the ruins of that famous city on the Volga, Stalingrad. Fierce house to house fighting is still… Read more
Kirk Douglas - Famous Veterans

Hollywood Icon and Navy WWII Veteran – Remembering Kirk Douglas

(source: Wikipedia) Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor, producer, director, philanthropist and author. After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s,… Read more
75th Anniversary of D-Day

75th Anniversary of D-Day!

D-Day Invasion 75th Anniversary Click here to see a full list of military holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and observances! Only 10 days each month were suitable for launching the operation: a day near the full Moon was needed both for illumination during the hours of darkness and for the spring tide, the former to illuminate navigational landmarks for the crews of aircraft,… Read more

Today Is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: 7 December 1941

Air raid Pearl Harbor! This is not drill! The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of… Read more
appy Birthday to The Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) December 1

Happy Birthday to The Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) December 1, 2018

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is a congressional chartered, federally supported non-profit corporation that serves as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force (USAF). CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. It performs three congressionally assigned key missions: emergency services, which include search and rescue (by air and… Read more