Haze was convinced he would only go off to World War II for around 4 months, but ended up fighting for 4 years. This hardened him inside. He went into the war intending to go back and be a preacher like his grandfather, but came out an atheist.
Ernest Borgnine (né Ermes Effron Borgnino) Gunner’s Mate Class US Navy WW II. Born in he served one term in the Navy after high school, then reenlisted after Pearl Harbor. During the war he served aboard the USS Lamberton in the Pacific Theater.
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on February by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five United States Marines and a United States Navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
War of the Pacific - South America Bolivia, Chile, and Peru held territorial disputes with their neighbors, except among each other. Bolivia and Chile resolved their territorial disputes in Peru and Chile did not hold a border.
‘We beat em before. We'll beat em again." France surrendered to the Nazis in June and this UK poster was possibly produced in response, encouraging the population to fight, rather than cave in. Artist and date unknown.
“American reconquest of the Philippines has begun: US Army Rangers have landed on Leyte Island, paving way for huge invasion force.
Killed in Action, Awarded the Medal of Honor, Submariner, Captain Albert Harold Rooks (USNA 1914). He was Commanding Officer of the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30) during the first three months of the Pacific War. He fought his ship hard until they were the last ship standing. On March 1, 1942 in the Naval Battle of the Java Sea, She was sunk in surface action. Of the original crew of 1,061, only 368 survived-including 24 of the 74 USMC detachments only to become prisoners of war.
Central Pacific Campaign (7 Dec 41 - 6 Dec 43) in the Pacific Theater The war in the Central Pacific began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Six months later an AAF task force took part in the Battle of Midway, in which a great Japanese fleet was defeated. But another year and a half elapsed before American forces began an offensive against Japanese positions in the Central Pacific. It was then, on 20 November 1943, that landings