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Glenn Miller Disappearance Renowned band leader Glenn Miller's disappearance in 1944 has led to some interesting speculation. On December 15, 1944, Miller, a major in the U.S. Army, and two other military personnel departed from an RAF base in England in a small aircraft bound for Paris. Miller was scheduled to meet with his band and begin a concert tour for U.S troops in recently liberated areas of France. Miller's airplane never arrived. No wreckage nor any bodies were ever found. The prevailing wisdom is that bad weather over the English Channel caused the plane to crash into the sea killing all aboard. Two other possibilities have emerged: That same day a squadron of bombers destined for Germany had their mission aborted because of the inclement weather. Unable to return with their payload of explosives, the squadron was ordered to jettison their bombs into the English Channel. Years later one aviator claimed some of the discarded bombs accidentally caused a small aircraft flying below the squadron--which could have been Miller's--to crash into the sea. A more lurid tale claims Miller landed safely in France but died of a heart attack in a Parisian brothel. According to this yarn, Miller's seedy death was covered up by the military for propaganda reasons. This latter rumor circulated during the war and was given new life when the German tabloid Bild reprinted the brothel tale in 1997. Miller biographers consider that story to be sheer nonsense. They rightly ask, 'What became of Flight Officer John Morgan and Lt. Col. Norman F. Baessell (the other two men aboard Miller's plane) who also vanished?'
Tags: Glenn  Miller  disappearance 
Added: 14th July 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Remember Me Here's a video that was put together by a 15 year old with a very big heart. The music is 'Pacific Wind' by Ryan Farish.
Tags: remember  me  us  troops  lizzie  palmer 
Added: 22nd July 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
In Their Own Words In Their Own Words .. Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II The China - Burma - India Theater Throughout the history of the world, in times of peril and aggression, nations have called upon their military forces for defense against their enemies. Our country has been very fortunate for, whenever the men and women who comprise our Army, Navy, air forces and other services have been called upon; they have served their country bravely and faithfully, regardless of where they were sent or what they were asked to do. Many Americans remember their dedicated service and are appreciative of their performances, but, too soon after the danger is over, the services of these veterans fade into oblivion. 1st Lt. Albert O. Wilkat CBI Veteran, Pilot, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, USAAF to the men of Merrill's Marauders to the pilots and crews of the Burma Banshees and to ALL who served in the CBI "When you get back, tell them of us and say For your tomorrow, we gave our today." Flim Clips American Pathe News BBC Worldwide Library Grinberg Libraries Library of Congress National Archives Paramount News Reuters Television Library The Veterans 88thFS, 80thFG Burma Banshees Captain Kenneth Wilbur Thomas 5307th Composite Unit Merrill's Marauders Private Kermit A. Bushur Second Lieutenant Herbert Clofine Technician Four Lester Lawrence Hollenback Staff Sergeant Warner Katz Staff Sergeant Robert E. Passanisi Captain Philip B. Piazza Technician Five Sigmund S. Bialosky 1891st Engineer Aviation Battalion Frank D. Girard Air Transport Command Lieutenant Colonel George J. Laben 2nd Troop Carrier Sq, 343rd Group, 10th AF Sergeant Earl Lester Mahl 613th Field Artillery Battalion Cpt. James Edward Rice Air Transport Command music fanfare for the common man Aaron Copeland where eagles dare 633 squadron battle for britain Ron Goodwin victory at sea suite Richard Rodgers conceived and produced by For more information on the China - Burma - India Theater of Operations, we highly recommend CHINA - BURMA - INDIA Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II http://cbi-theater.home.comcast.net
Tags:   WWII    Veterans    CBI    China    Burma    India    Merrill 
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
THE FORGOTTEN VICTIMS OF WWII The Greatest Mass Rape in History One of this century's greatest crimes, and probably one of the greatest crimes against women in history, was the mass rape of the conquered women of Europe in 1945. The rapists were mainly Red Army soldiers, some of them non-White troops from the Far East and Central Asian Republics of the Soviet Union. As the Red Army advanced toward her in 1945, the city of Berlin had become a city virtually without men. Out of a civilian population of 2,700,000, 2,000,000 were women. Former Soviet war correspondent Natalya Gesse recalled: "The Russian soldiers were raping every German female from eight to 80... It was an army of rapists." The rape victims were not just Germans. Polish women also suffered. So did young Russian, Belorussian and Ukrainian women who had been sent back to Germany by the Wehrmacht for slave labor. As Author Antony Beevor put it, "If anything, the events of 1945 reveal how thin the veneer of civilization can be when there is little fear of retribution." Photos The National Archives The Library of Congress Film Clips: Official and Amateur footage Vincent Romano Archives http://www.webalice.it/romanoarchives/ Aduio Clip: BBC4 The Woman's Hour "War Rape" http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshou... Music Hagia Sophia Star of the Winds IRFAN http://www.myspace.com/irfantheband Come Tenderness Lisa Gerrard http://www.lisagerrard.com/ conceived and produced by Dale Caruso to learn more; Berlin: The Downfall 1945 Antony Beevor http://www.antonybeevor.com/
Tags: WWII    German    Soviet    War    Crimes    Rape    Brutality    Horrors    of    War 
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
Far Away From Home Since 1942, Armed Forces Radio and later, Television Service (AFRTS) has been providing information, education, and most importantly, entertainment to U.S. military forces everywhere. From broadcasts to the troops serving around the world in WWII, from Soul during the Korean War, Saigon throughout the Vietnam War, to stations in Europe and Iraq today. Since 1942, through today, wherever American men and women serve, a bit of the "hometown" travels with them. Thanks to Armed Forces Radio and later the Armed Forces Network the entertainment that they held so dear is never really far away. In a way that is perhaps never realized at the moment, when we heard the music that we really never are Far Away From Home Film Clips and Video Footage: Official and Amateur footage Vincent Romano Archives http://www.webalice.it/romanoarchives/ The Armed Forces Network http://www.afneurope.net/ jnaz33 http://www.youtube.com/jnaz33 ReptilianGems http://www.youtube.com/ReptilianGems galtcitycouncil http://www.youtube.com/galtcitycouncil Jamie "RustyJms" http://www.youtube.com/RustyJms John "WolfieRed1" http://www.youtube.com/WolfieRed1 Ecapsym http://www.myspace.com/yagsi_ecapsym Jay "MyEarbot" http://www.youtube.com/user/MyEarbot marcofrix http://www.youtube.com/marcofrix rusherecumbent http://www.youtube.com/rusherecumbent Audio Clips OTRCAT (pronounced 'oh-tee-R cat' - from Old Time Radio Catalog) http://www.otrcat.com music nowhere to run - Martha and the Vandellas going up the country - Canned Heat somebody to love - Jefferson Airplane sunshine of your love - Cream papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown i can't get no satisfaction - The Rolling Stones reflections - Diana Ross & the Supremes war - Edwin Starr we've gotta get out of this place - the Animals changes - David Bowie fat bottom girls - Queen smoke on the water - Deep Purple featuring the voices of Don Wilson Harry von Zell avacadoazzurro and of course ... Bob Hope conceived and produced by Dale Caruso
Tags:   Iraq    War    Vietnam    Korean    WWII    Armed    Forces    Radio    Network    Home    Videos    Movies     
Added: 26th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
First World War Casualty Laid To Rest Canada's most famous First World War battle occurred at a French salient known as Vimy Ridge. Heavily defended by veteran German troops, the Canadians brilliantly took the ridge on Easter Sunday, 1917. Some 3,500 Canadians were killed in the action. One's remains were found a few years ago, identified through DNA, and laid to rest in 2007.
Tags: Vimy  Ridge  casualty  First  World  War 
Added: 11th November 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Then And Now - Melody Patterson aka Wrangler Jane Melody Patterson was best know for her role on the 60's show F Troop. She was 16 at the time but played a much older role playing Captain Parmenter girlfriend. She lied to the studio saying she was 18 at the time according to numerous internet reports. After F-Troop was cancelled in 1967 she did some TV, radio and entertained the troops in Vietnam. She married actor James MacArthur who is known for the role of Dan "Danno" Williams in the original TV series Hawaii Five-O from 1970 to 1975. She appeared in many Hawaii Five-O episodes. Born April 16, 1949 she is 64 at the time of this writing. She occasionally frequents reunion gatherings for F Troop however her official website wranglerjane.com went offline in 2005.
Tags: F  Troop  Then  And  Now  -  Melody  Patterson  aka  Wrangler  Jane  Dan  "Danno"  Williams   
Added: 29th January 2014
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Posted By: Steve
Dieppe Raid 1942 Canada's darkest day in the Second World War was August 19, 1942. That day a large amphibious force, comprised mostly of Canadian troops, corssed the English Channel to test the German defenses in occupied France at the coast city of Dieppe. The raid was a fiasco. The beaches were horribly unsuited for landing craft and amphibious vehicles. The Germans were well entreched on high ground. In nine hours more than 800 Canadians died and another 2100 were wounded or captured. The raid is still controversial today. Some see it as a total waste of human life. Others say the lessons learned from the Dieppe debacle were put to good use on D-Day two years later.
Tags: Dieppe  Raid  Second  World  War 
Added: 13th April 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Christmas Truce 1914 One of the most remarkable incidents in history was the impromptu truce that took place on the Western Front on Christmas Day 1914. Beginning late on Christmas Eve, the entrenched British and German troops began serenading each other with songs and carols. By the next day a full truce was on, with soldiers and officers from both sides fraternizing and exchanging gifts. There was even an international soccer match played with teams comprised of warring soldiers. On December 26, 1914 the First World War started again. How sad. Ninety-four years later, in 2008, soldiers from the same opposing regiments reenacted the famous Christmas Truce in the same location.
Tags: First  World  War  Christmas  Truce 
Added: 10th May 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Isuzu TV commercial Tags:   Isuzu    TV    television    commercial    Joe    Everest    Trooper    David    Leisure    1980s    1987    advertising    comedy     
Added: 1st June 2009
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Posted By: BigBoy Bob

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