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Lone Sentry WWII
A DIRECTORY OF WORLD WAR II NEWS AND LINKS
Note: These pages are no longer updated. Please visit the new Lone Sentry Blog: WWII Photographs, Documents, and Research.
Archive: February 2006
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Stars & Stripes WWII Articles ◊
Stars & Stripes has put online a number of photos, stories and pages from their WWII editions. One of the most interesting articles is "German tanks met their master" which describes comabt by the Ninth Army and includes the following American comments on the German Tiger II:
Finally, the premier performance of the new super-tank—the Germans' highly-touted Tiger Royal—turned out to be no more potent than the ordinary Tiger. Except for the longer and more frightening barrel on the 88, it is the same, most of the men claim... "We call the Tiger Royal the 'King Size' Tiger," one American said. "That barrel sticks out there like a little fat man smoking a Pall Mall."
External Link: Stripes Tells the Tale of the War in Europe.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
U.S. VIII Corps – Mission Accomplished ◊
Mission Accomplished was the official unit history of the U.S. Army VII Corps which fought in the European Theater. At various times, the VII Corps included the following combat divisions: 1st Infantry, 2nd Infantry, 2nd Armored, 3rd Armored, 4th Infantry, 5th Armored, 7th Armored, 8th Infantry, 8th Armored, 9th Infantry, 9th Armored, 30th Infantry, 35th Infantry, 69th Infantry, 75th Infantry, 78th Infantry, 79th Infantry, 82nd Airborne, 83rd Infantry, 84th Infantry, 86th Infantry, 90th Infantry, 99th Infantry, 101st Airborne, and 104th Infantry. External Link: Mission Accomplished (members.aol.com).
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Japanese Civil Defense Posters ◊
The National Archives of Japan has digitized a collection of civil defense and air-raid precautions posters from WWII. External Link: National Archives of Japan: Digital Gallery.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
450th Bomb Group Pictures ◊
T/Sgt. Murphy flew with the 721st Squadron, 450th Bomb Group in WWII. This website contains a set of interesting photos from his service including a number of B-24 Liberator photos. External Link: T/Sgt. John C. Murphy Pictures.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Operation Outward - British Balloon Attacks ◊
Although less well-known than the Japanese balloon attacks on the United States, the British also utilized free-flying balloons for attacks on Germany during WWII from March 1942 to September 1944. The greatest documented success of Operation Outward was the destruction of the German power station at Bohlen. External Link: Operation Outward at Wikipedia.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
180th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion ◊
This is a small website devoted to WWII veteran Joseph L. Begin and the 180th Engineer Battalion (Heavy Ponton). The 180th served with the 3rd Army and 9th Army in Europe and earned campaign credits for Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. External Link: 180th Engineer Heavy Ponton Battalion in WWII.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Mighty Eighth Museum ◊
The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum tells the story of American airpower in WWII through exhibits, artifacts, and oral histories. The museum is also working to collect information to create a database of 8th Air Force Veterans. Over ten years old, the museum is based in Georgia, west of Savannah. External Link: Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Bud Anderson's P-51 Mustang "Old Crow" ◊
Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson is a WWII triple ace who flew his P-51 Mustang nicknamed "Old Crow" in combat. Anderson flew with the U.S. 357th Fighter Group "Yoxford Boys" of the 8th Air Force. The website highlights the accomplishments of the 357th Fighter Group and other P-51 pilots in WWII. The website includes numerous photographs, documents, and historic accounts from the air war against the Luftwaffe along with the restored P-51 Mustang "Old Crow." External Link: Bud Anderson's Web Page.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Herb Herr's WWII Photographs ◊
This website displays a small set of WWII photographs from Herb Herr who served in Europe with a signal supply and repair platoon. External Link: Herb Herr's Photos of WW-II.
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