WWII

WWII

A few words on my dad, a WWII vet now deceased

Veterans’ Tales by LadyImpactOhio I always loved sitting on my dad’s lap and hearing him tell me stories of his war days. He spent three years in the Pacific theater during WWII. He was a staff sargeant, and a radio man in the Army Air Corps (there was no Air ...
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Poland’s Perpetual Pogroms

In this post-Holocaust era, the Polish government is denying any complicity with the German Nazi war machine.  Rather, it claims to have accepted European Jewry throughout history and sustained equal oppression by the Nazi invaders.  But such denial can be a deadly form of deception. Jewish immigration into Poland ...
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Hunter’s ROTC

Hunters-ROTC Guerrillas, “The Unsurrendered” Pacific Paratrooper by G. P. Cox The Hunters ROTC was a Filipino guerrilla unit active during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, and was the main anti-Japanese guerrilla group active in the area near the Philippine capital of Manila It was created upon the dissolution ...
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February 1945 (1) – Manila

Pacific Paratrooper by G. P. Cox The 6th and 8th Armies on Luzon were repeatedly in close and brutal combat with the Japanese.  By dawn on 4 February the paratroopers ran into increasingly heavy and harassing fire from Japanese riflemen and machine gunners. At the Paranaque River, just south ...
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Kiwis Over the Pacific

Pacific Paratrooper by G. P. Cox During early World War II operations in the Pacific, Geoff Fisken would become one of the most outstanding pilots of the RNZAF—the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Fisken was born in Gisborne, New Zealand, in 1918, and during the 1930s he learned to ...
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General “Vinegar” Joe Stilwell, Sr. – Intermission Story (25)

Pacific Paratrooper by G. P. Cox He is probably best remembered for his military service in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. His nickname “Vinegar Joe” was attributed to his caustic personality. Born in Palatka, Florida, then moved with his family to New York. After high school he ...
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Intermission Story (1) – A Castaway’s War Against the Japanese

Intermission Story (1) – A Castaway’s War Against the Japanese is the first in a series by GP Cox of Pacific Paratrooper.  It is worth your while to check the series out here. Pacific Paratrooper by G. P. Cox In The Castaway’s War, Stephen Harding has fastened on one ...
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Gen. Robert Eichelberg’s Leyte

Col. Aubrey Newman depicted in Leyte 1944, “Follow Me” H. Charles McBarron
Pacific Paratrooper by GP Cox “Eighth Army took over Leyte on Christmas Day.  There were 8 divisions fighting there when I assumed command.  When the 32nd Div. and 1st Cavalry broke through on a narrow front, GHQ described the Leyte campaign as officially closed and future operations as “mopping-up.” ...
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