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MacArthur, Arthur MacArthur IV, and Jean.
Image from American Caesar, Little, Brown and Co., 1978
to MacArthur's Son?
Eric Shackle sets out to find the beautiful child
that his wife Jerry knew in Australia in 1942. He disappeared
after his father, Douglas MacArthur, returned to the
of memoirs compiled by TSgt Allan from his letters
home. You can watch and feel him maturing before your
eyes as you read these gripping stories.
Editor's picks from the web 04/16/2017
Plaque at site
Henry Ford and the Willow Run B-24's -
The long hangar at Willow Run, Michigan has a 90 degree turn
in it so Henry Ford would not have to pay taxes in the next
county. That short end is being saved and restored today as
a museum. The big hanger doors are still operational after
all these years.
is one of the best and most informative clips about a great
American accomplishment, thanks to the Ford Motor Company
Ford Airplane! AMAZING!
Production began here 6 months
BEFORE Pearl Harbor! Henry Ford was determined that he could
mass produce bombers just as he had with cars, so he built
the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. This was the
world's largest building under one roof at the time. This
film will absolutely blow you away -- one B-24 every 55 minutes!
-- and Ford had its own pilots to test them. And no recalls!
A foot note:
Dad was aboard the Cruier, USS Springfield at Tokyo Bay during
the signing of the surrender. He said, "As the procedure
took place, the US had a fly-over with every plane they could
use as a sign or the strength they faced if Japan decided
to try anything. He said the sky was so dark with hundreds
of US planes, it looked like you could walk across the solid
mass of wing tip to wing tip formations. That was all possible
because of stories brought forth in this incredible video
story of wartime history."
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Favorite Quotes 04/23/2017
of Defense James (Mad Dog) Mattis USMC (Ret)
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.
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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."
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
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amazing insight into life in WWII. Even a sad lament from
an unborn baby who's chosen father to-be is dying "My
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Morgan Beamer, 9/11/2001 before leading the take back
over of Flight 93