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U.S. Army Air Force Lt. Robert L. Hite, blindfolded by his captors, is led from a Japanese transport plane after he and the other seven flyers were flown from Shanghai to Tokyo. Hite was co-pilot of crew 16 (B-25B s/n 40-2268 Bat out of Hell, 34th Bomb Squadron) of the "Doolittle Raiders"....read more

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Iwo Jima is an island some 650miles south of Tokyo. It is part of the Japanese Volcano Islands. On 19th February 1945, Iwo Jima became the setting of a major battle where the United States fought the Japanese to reclaim the island back from Japan. It was just one of the bloody battles during...read more

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World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind. However, the half century that now separates us from that conflict has exacted its toll on our collective knowledge. While World War II continues to absorb the interest of military scholars
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This paper presents an analysis of the degrees of preparedness (or lack of) on the part of the United States and its naval forces in reaction to and in anticipation of actions by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) primarily during the interwar period (1918-1941), with analysis of relevant earlier...read more

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 HQ Batallón) August 28, 2014
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In 1971, The Nimitz Foundation was created to provided additional development funding for the museum of the extraordinary Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, a native son of Fredericksburg who achieved greatness as commander of the Central Pacific Theater in World War II. We established the...(find out more)

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