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 HQ Batallón) October 16, 2016

This nice meeting took place more than 72 years after that former U.S. Marine Corps and WWII Veteran Lt. Col. Ferrill A. Purdy, 94, flew on it for first time on June 24, 1944. The plane is the F4U-1 Corsair, most known by its nickname “Whistling Death". Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the...read more

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The Solomon Islands campaign was the first major amphibious landing of World War II mounted by America; and was the first major Allied offensive against Imperial Japan. It was the scene of bitter fighting between US and Japanese forces. It was also an campaign of...read more

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The Battle of Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II.On June 21, 1945, after 82 days of battle, the Japanese troops were defeated. This was not intended to be the final major battle of World War II, only the staging...read more

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The Hellcat was a terrific airplane and very effective fighter. It was positively a piece of cake to fly; just a dream.... The difference between the F4F [Wildcat] and the F6F was night and day. We had more range, more speed, more power... more everything. (US Navy...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 02, 2015

Marine Harry Williams was a machine gun squad leader in WWII and fought in many battles in the South Pacific. One of the most important battles to the United States was Iwo Jima. Mr. Williams speaks about the famous flag photo being raised.

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