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Alaska Airlines Flight 261

N963AS

On January 31, 2000, about 1621 Pacific standard time, Alaska Airlines, Inc., Flight 261, a McDonnell Douglas MD-83, N963AS, crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 2.7 miles north of Anacapa Island, California. The 2 pilots, 3 cabin crewmembers, and 83 passengers on board were killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces. Flight 261 [...]

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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

“The Lake, it is said, never gives up her dead.
When the skies of November turn gloomy.”
-Gordon Lightfoot

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True Humor in World War Two

At one point in the Italian Campaign, the U.S. Army Air Force built a dummy airfield to confuse the Germans and get them to attack it instead of the nearby real airfield. The Germans saw it and dropped dummy bombs on the dummy airfield.   Two British columns were passing by each. Field Marshall Montgomery [...]

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The Crash of “Keep 19”

Goldsboro, NC, January 24, 1961- A U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, 58-0187, (the last Block 95 airframe),call sign “Keep 19”, of the 4241st Strategic Wing, 822d Air Division, Eighth Air Force, based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was on Coverall airborne alert. The bomber was commanded by Major Walter S. Tulloch, U.S. Air [...]

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Some Germans I Met

After six years in Germany I came back and had two goals. To learn to speak English [well] again and to drive 55 mph.

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WWII Survivor Warns of SOCIALISM

Everything Kitty Werthmann said about the Nazis was what my Mom wanted to happen in America. My Mom was a Nazi, but I’m not.

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My Mom’s Last Story

My Mother went to her grave saying, “Hitler was a Good Man.  He was like Nixon.  He had bad advisors.” Before I get into this it might be a good idea to read this post. I’m not a Nazi, But My Mom Was Mom told stories to me all my life.  I became a World [...]

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Tour of The Gettysburg Battlefield

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863. On July 1, the advancing Confederates clashed [...]

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The USS Forest Fire

Every soldier, an infantryman. Every sailor, a firefighter.

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Mc Hatin’ It

Excluding the stuff they try to sell in Japan, here are some things you might have seen on the McDonald’s menu. Onion nuggets were the perfect side for the McBeefsteak. Probably one of McD’s best sandwiches, it killed itself by being sold for a whopping $1.49 when a burger was 49 cents. A full sized [...]

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