Kilroy spotted in an ice hockey club and a restaurant.
In 1981 Philip Thomas, Stephen Thomas and Waren Barry opened a 20 table bar/restaurant named Uncle Sams in Springfield, VA. It was one of the first restaurant/bars in Northern Virginia and quickly became the most popular. Three years later the name changed from Uncle Sams to Kilroys. When the drinking age changed from 18 to 21, the owners chose to change the bar image to a more family oriented restaurant/bar atmosphere.
Kilroy Spotted in a Barber Shop
Not much of a story behind this one, I'm afraid. My son and I found this "Kilroy" hanging out in a local barber shop today. When I saw it, I thought of you immediately. So, I took a pic and put it on your wall. I thought you would like it. I asked the owner about it, and he told me that a friend
of his painted it years ago, and I told him about your website. We spoke for a few minutes about the Legend of Kilroy, and he knew all about it. Small world we live in. Ha ha.
Kilroy on Saipan!
I ran into the picture looking
at the B-29s for a pict of a Z-square. When I saw it...I
Dick Bastasch was assigned to the 73rd Wing, 497th Bomb Group, 871st Squadron, where he was a B-29 remote control turret mechanic.
He returned to Portland, Oregon after the War, married Betty in 1948, had two sons, and worked for Franz Bakery until his retirement in 1971. He died in 1974.
Kilroy in Video!
Young entrepreneurs find success combining a good idea with humor . . . and Kilroy!
A Naturally occurring Kilroy
Thought you might be interested in the attached photo of a cabochon stone. My 86 year old father, Ray L. Bray, took up jewelry making about 4 years ago. A couple months ago he was faceting a stone slab he bought at a rock & mineral show in Arizona. He was told that the stone was spiderweb jasper. As he shaped and polished the rough stone into a cabochon, he was surprised by the image that developed. Being a WWII veteran, he immediately recognized Kilroy in the polished stone. He was so excited that asked me to see if I could get a photo of it published on the
Internet. Hope that you can showcase
A cabochon or cabachon, from the Middle French caboche (head), is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted.
Kilroy in Popular Flash Show
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The Rest of the Story. This pinup of Betty Grable was a GI favorite throughout the war but there is more to the story. In those days the "experts" considered the back of a woman's knees the least attractive part of a pinup's anatomy and thus were never shown. Betty Grable disregarded this to the delight of millions of GIs (including this adolescent fan.)
Button found on eBay and confirmed but cannot find any history of the button. If you remember it or know about it or the Kilroy Club, please contact the editor.
Kilroy spotted by another Kilroy
Kilroy in Sci
Not sure if anyone saw this. It's from the movie Zone Troopers
(1985) I saw and took a picture of the "Kilroy was
here" logo, one of the soldiers put on the space ship
towards the end of the movie. Not a great movie but was
about WW2 so I checked it out.
Kilroy at U-Tapao!
During the Vietnam War U-Tapao was a military base for the United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers (Buffs.) It is located on the beautiful Gulf of Siam south of Bangkok. Another sighting by GySgt/USMC Eldar Krueger. He stopped on his return from Afghanistan, Thanks Gunny! Semper fi!
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Kilroy in Tallahassee, FL newspaper!
Tallahassee Democrat dated Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Kilroy on MADTV promo
In a promo for Cartoon Network's new show "MAD TV"
(Around the :14 second mark)
Found by an eagle eyed gamer, Nikolas Reese
Response I especially like the one in Brothers at Arms, Nik. It is a copy of my Kilroy. I love to see it travelling around the world again! See The Image.
Button found on eBay and confirmed but cannot find any history of the button. If you remember or know about it, please contact the editor.
that's only half of the story
Kilroy on American Dad
A little hard to see, but kilroy was spotted on the white board in an episode of "American Dad"
About 30 seconds into it.
Kilroy on Total Drama Island
Saw this kilroy on a show called "Total
Kilroy Sighted on R. Lee Ermey's Mail Call . . . Again!
And Another Search for a KWH Dated During the War.
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The USS Yancey, AKA-93, was an attack cargo ship operating in the Pacific during World War II. This photo may have been taken after the war at Bay of Whales, Antarctic, in 1947. (The History Channel DVD Mail Call: The Best of Season Three)
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Kilroy sign at an unknown location during World War II. (The History Channel DVD Mail Call: The Best of Season Three)
I've been researching a magazine piece on wartime cartoonists that will include GI graffiti such as "Kilroy Was Here".
Of course, there are many contemporary images on the Internet but the one thing I have not been able to find is a real documented "Kilroy Was Here" by James J. Kilroy.
Have you seen such an image? Is it possible that I just have not explored your great Website sufficiently?
It seems that, given the number of accounts that suggest James Kilroy marked many ships at the Fore River shipyard, it would be easy to find an image of the original graffiti but I have had no luck.
Can you give me any help or point me in the right direction?
I contacted the museum staffs for the existing ships James J. Kilroy is believed to have inspected during construction but they had never seen a "Kilroy" slogan anywhere on their ships.
I'm attaching two actual "Kilroy" images, both from the "Mail Call: Best Of Season 3 DVD" with R. Lee Ermey, that I do not believe are on your Website.
You can buy the DVD at:
The show Will be on again Monday, November 09 10:00 PM
and Tuesday, November 10 02:00 AM
More on Kilroy During WWII but still no image
"Still, it is doubtful whether any army of such numbers or such power ever behaved better or, for that matter, was so well received, even among conquered enemies. The GI came and went, in Europe and the Pacific. He took home new notions about the earth, about people who were not American, not rich. not powerful, who. represented a different race or faith. He left behind some of his own ideas and a great many deâd comrades. He also left behind a curious marking that was chalked on rocks, on city walls, on lavatories: "Kilroy was here.'' No one ever found out for sure who Kilroy was, where he came from, or why anyone would care enough about him to scrawl his name across half the globe. But that Kilroy was there was absolutely certain; and if he had not made the world safe for democracy, he had at least helped to rid it of an inhuman despotism."
The American Heritage Picture History of World War Two,
But we still need an image dating from WWII!
A moving gift from a Friend and a moving story
I am an amputee (right leg below knee) and a qualified amputee peer visitor. I was asked to call upon Gerry by a mutual friend. He had bone cancer in his right foot and doctors agreed amputation was the only way to purge the disease from his body. Gerry had other issues, clinical depression among them. I was unsuccessful in convincing him there was good life after amputation. He declined to 'mutilate' himself as he chose to call it and the cancer spread, ultimately taking his life.
Gerry loved to 'throw' pottery, and turned out some rather good stuff. Though an avowed atheist, he turned out many pieces for the chapel at a local hospital. As is often the case with care receivers, Gerry and I became good friends. He made me the Kilroy piece bout twelve years ago.
Gerry Gardiner, Kilroy Potterer
Gerry, a teenager in the
middle forties, became intrigued with Kilroy during the
latter part of World War II. Youngsters who remained behind
idolized those who went off to fight. Emulation being the
best form of adulation, Gerry, like so many of his peers,
caught the Kilroy passion from America's warriors. Artistic
by nature, Gerry soon discovered his flair for pottery and
embellished on that throughout life. He attended Casper
Union College in New York where he met his future wife,
Ruth. Gerry served a short stint in the US Army in the pay
grade of Private. He eventually settled in the Seattle,
Washington area, taking employment with the Boeing Company's
Defense and Space Division. Pottery remained a passion as
did his obsession with Kilroy. Clay coffee mugs with Kilroy
peering over the edge became a natural product of these
Emily Washler with her First PLace
winner is . . .
Miss Emily Washler and Kilroy Was There when she won!
Number one and number two in each class will represent Florida at The 2009 National Contest at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, June 14-18 .
Other winners are listed below in the categories in which they competed.
Junior Historical Paper
Junior Individual Documentary
Junior Group Documentary
Junior Individual Performance
Junior Group Performance
Junior Individual Exhibit
Junior Group Exhibit
Junior Web Site
Senior Historical Paper
Senior Individual Documentary
Senior Group Documentary
Senior Individual Performance
Senior Individual Exhibit
Senior Group Exhibit
Senior Web Site
Ron Heller was awarded the Teacher of Merit Award for his work at the Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Peterburg (Pinellas County). Mr. Heller teaches 9th-grade Western Civilization. He has been involved in National History Day for seven years. Both students and parents praise his work. Heller is also nominated for the NHD's PBS Teacher of Merit Award.
Kilroy with the Marines in Afghanistan
GySgt Eldar Krueger
........Kilroy on Mars?.....
Spotted this morning, in Brownsville (a part of Pensacola, FL).
On their cover of
Kilroy with The ..Rolling Stones...
OK so I was listening to the Rolling
Stones CD Beggars Banquet' and I always loved looking at
all the grafitti on the front cover. But what really caught
my eye was the little Kilroy you can see on the top right
of the front cover
TWO NEW SIGHTINGS
for Dutch culture
When looking for the origin of the kilroy I know of (which is spelled killroy), I came upon your site and found this missing. It is a Dutch music-label, actually it was (1972-1980). It was owned by a Dutch singer/producer (Johnny Hoes) which was and still is the greatest producer of folk music, in a sense of people's music. Better to say, very corny, BUT quite important for Dutch culture. A lot of very famous Dutch singers, not to be mentioned due to obscurity, were made famous by this man. The Killroy label was a sublabel of the main thing (Telstar) and was for the better bands, more rock 'n roll, folk, American inspired, etc. I especially like the logo, you guess what it looks like.
With kind regards,