the Kilroy Was Here memory alive since 1996
9/11 Count up at bottom
A Long Goodbye
Gonna Study War No More!
In 1996 when KilroyWasHere.org opened, we found the Greatest
Generation (WWII) and the Silent Generation (Korea) just facing
up to and expressing their memories openly - memories that
were held close and ignored for so long. We have faithfully
presented them. Now, for obvious and painful reasons, these
stories are drying up.
KilroyWasHere.org started to keep the memory of Kilroy Was
Here alive and to give these heroes a final chance to see
that their war experiences are not forgotten. Since then we
have always been on Googles search engine's first page
and 5 million visitors have read these stories.
The heroes of WWII and Korea are now making their long goodbyes
and leaving the stage. It is time for KilroyWasHere.org to
KilroyWasHere.org and KilroyWasHere.org.uk will remain right
here until 17 April 2018 and indefinitely in the Library of
Congress for future authors and researchers. See:
The domains are paid for years ahead to ensure they are not
picked up and used for purposes that are not consistent with
the dignity of these memories.
This is a long goodbye but not a sad one. What a life these
people have had! They lived through, and participated in,
all the great achievements of the 20th century from the Great
Depression to supercomputers. Also, sadly, from the nationwide
shock of "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"
(the 1939 film Gone with the Wind) to the F-bomb said by men
and women in front of men, women, and children in every movie
scene.They fought to leave their America the way they got
it. Some remember outhouses, no running water, no electricity
or TV and the sound of an airplane was always a reason to
run out to watch it go over.
A fond and proud
Good Bye to all vets with our thanks for a job well done!
If you have family stories or favorites here, send request
and URL of the page to the editor at Editor@KilroyWasHere.org
until May 2018. After that KilroyEditor@gmail.com.
I will try to send you a pdf of your story.
below. Your access a wealth of WWII memories
or new stories for week starting 01/01/2018
KilroyWasHere.org is mobile
friendly! No app needed. Try it!
Favorite Quotes 01/01/18
- Eric Sevareid
KilroyWasHere has been described as a "National Treasure."
It is moved to the Library of Congress every 6 months for "future
historians and writers."
This site includes hundreds of first hand stories, thousands of
images, book reviews, strange, surprising and amazing stories
and much much more.
Real Kilroy Story
Trolley Car prize
Down for more!
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
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.
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.
4. The Places, Page 1
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 2
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 again.
10. Timeline of WWII and Korea. Major events with Kilroy
Was Here stories to put them in perspective.
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
Down for even
is mobile friendly! No app needed. Try it!
Was Here Produced Videos/Books
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!
Click the image
8 minute video about Frogmen & Saipan. Click
15 minute Interview with Kilroy's children. Click
amazing insight into life in WWII. Even a sad lament from
an unborn baby who's chosen father to-be is dying "My
father is dying, dying I say on a cold and cruel battleground.".
Click the image
See all the latest news about Kilroy Was Here gathered
from print, web, and blogs from around the world
(with a lot of help from Google.)
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count-up box was placed on Kilroy Was Here on 9/12/2001.
It has been counting since then. It originally said it
would stop counting after we got UBL. It will now remain
at the bottom of this page as a memorial to all who have
died in this battle against radical Islam!
bin Laden is dead and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is
This count-up will continue as a memorial.
Morgan Beamer, 9/11/2001 before leading the take back
over of Flight 93