Posts Tagged ‘WWII’

The Wreck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Macon

Sunday, 23 August 2015

USS MACON INSIGNIA

The USS Macon was an aircraft carrier that sank stern-down off the coast of Point Sur California during a violent storm in 1935. There were surprisingly few casualties, and those she sustained were due to human error. One jumped to his death, another returned to the sinking wreck to retrieve his personal belongings. All other crew members survived.

The Macon was not an attack vessel. Its purpose was to provide long-range surveillance of the Pre-WWII Japanese navy, and it sunk because this aircraft carrier was not designed to float on water. Some of her aircraft had no landing gear either, because the ship had no landing deck.

TRUE.

Puzzle this one out for yourselves before you click.
[Explanation, images and source links below the break.]

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The Rebel Flag

Sunday, 12 July 2015

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Nothing Much Happened Today.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Nothing Much Happened Today 13

This took both balls and confidence.

[Found here.]

The Bug That Wasn’t A Bug But Was.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype front

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype rear

Take a guess as to what it was – the answer’s below the break. (more…)

REMEMBER ALWAYS & NEVER FORGET: 7 DEC 1941

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Pearl Harbor Attack - USS Shaw

There was no Declaration of War until after the attack.

The United States of America was cold-cocked and sucker-punched on this date 73 years ago mostly due to the ignorance and ineptitude of C students in Washington D.C.

May God Bless the souls who gave their lives in voluntary sacrifice; and May God Bless the living who selflessly protect our Country from those who wish us dead.

[7 December 1941 archives here.]

RAF Supermarine Spitfire

Monday, 18 August 2014

RAF Supermarine Spitfire WWII

[Image found here, history of the Spitfire here, and wiki here.]

6 JUNE 1944 – The Fallen

Friday, 6 June 2014

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“The objective was to make a visual representation of 9000 people drawn in the sand which equates the number of Civilians, Germans Forces and Allies that died during the D-day landings, 6th June during WWII as an example of what happens in the absence of peace.

“There will be no distinction between nationalities, they will be known only as ‘The Fallen’. It does not propose to be a celebration or condemnation, simply a statement of fact and tribute to life and its premature loss.” [via]

The creators’ motives appear to be honorable. Although the work was temporary, it’s stunning – a visual example of the thousands of lives sacrificed in the name of Freedom. As bloody and violent as it was, this particular D-Day and H-Hour was the beginning of the end to violent warfare in Europe.

Was there fear on 6 June 1944? With out a doubt, yet the men who selflessly stormed the beaches and cliffs of Normandy had amazing courage and unimaginable fortitude to fight for what they believed in against incredible odds.

And they won.

[Archive for our D-Day tributes  here.]

7 December 1941 – Remember Always

Saturday, 7 December 2013

7 December 1941 Never Forget

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Previous posts about The Day Of Infamy here.

It’s All Mine

Thursday, 18 April 2013

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[Found here.]

Scientific Hot Links

Sunday, 17 February 2013

You Got Snakes

Sexy People.

The Party Of The Wealthy.

Canada’s House of Common addresses a potential threat to civilization [via].

This song was a hit on pop radio in the early 1960s, and it’s enough to make you wanna puke. [Wiki: The song was composed by Ghanaian musician Guy Warren in 1956 under the original title “An African’s Prayer (Eyi Wala Dong)”.]

The New Dimensions in Testimony program is pretty awesome. More here.

“‘I now have work for 20 years,’ he exclaimed joyfully.” Disturbing true story here.

Classic list of everything blamed on Anthropogenic Global Warming Climate Change: The Warmlist.

ICYMI Department: The Institute for Centrifugal Reasearch: Gravity Is A Mistake. Must see video [via].

Searching for Twitter followers with the promise of absolutely no content, no following and no retweets.

Top image found here, caption inspired by this:


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