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- Alaskan Aviation - 1,481 words
... made a timed distance run with a stopwatch and compass, and dropped bombs on an unseen target. This became known as dead reckoning bombing or "DR" runs. Eareckson also began using time-delayed fuses on his bombs that prevented the bombs from exploding under the low flying aircraft that had just dropped its ordnance (Garfield 106). His experiences in Alaska were to contribute significantly to the air war in the Pacific. Having flown in the worst weather imaginable, Col. Eareckson was more than capable of handling a few enemy fighters. Another unique aspect of the war in Alaska was the Lend -Lease program. The Lend- Lease program was established to send supplies and equipment to the embat ...
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- Apollo 13: A Successful Failure - 1,192 words
... t tank was leaking, apparently damaged by the blowout of tank No. 2, and the power was fading. Only the command module storage batteries were left in Apollo, and these would have to be used for reentry into Earth atmosphere. The lunar module was now the crew's only salvation. As the crew began moving into the Aquarius and shutting down the command module, navigators at Mission Control computed a new course that would swing the ship around the Moon and bring it back to Earth. At 2:43 a.m. CST, April 14th the crew made the first course correction. They had to fire the Lunar Modules engines for 30.7 seconds. This would increase the velocity 38 feet per second, which put the ship in a free r ...
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- I Believed This Was A World - 1,976 words
I believed this was a world In which all men were brothers Across the four seas Why then do the waves and winds Arise now in such turmoil? ~by Meiji Emperorar ~recited by Japanese Emperor in 1945 *Emperor Hirohito On August 6, 1945 at 8:15am history was made. The first atomic bomb called Little Boy was dropped in Hiroshima, Japan. Again on August 9 a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Hundreds of thousands of people died. With hundreds of thousands more injured. These days of radioactive heat rays of more then 3000 degrees Celsius instantly burning skin, bulldozing houses and even evaporating human existence was not needed to win war over Japan, nor should it have been. Causing a co ...
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- Pacific War - 1,912 words
... hing 20 percent with only 1,500 Marines of the first wave having reached the shore. By the end of the day, nearly a third of all the troops who made the attempt at landing on Tarawa were dead. That does not include the countless that were wounded. The next morning, more landing craft moved in to bring more troops. However, enemy snipers had moved out into the lagoon in the cover of night. They were now waiting in burnt out tanks and Amphtracs. This added firepower of the Japanese brought casualties to higher levels than the first day's landing operation. At noon, however, five U.S. destroyers began to deliver horrifying blows to the Japanese batteries and pillboxes. Troops could now raid ...
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- The Marine Corp Memorial - 1,781 words
The Marine Corp Memorial The Marine Corp Memorial East Carolina University The Marine Corp Memorial On February 19, 1945 five Marines and one Sailor participated in an event that would forever change the course of events for the Marine Corps. Undoubtedly one of the most powerful images of the 20th century is the flag raising atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. The flag raising captured the courage, commitment and honor that these Marines held as they reached the top. These individuals were only doing what they were instructed to do, but it was the Pulitzer Prize winning photograph that was taken by Joe Rosenthal that turned this war time event into a world wide historical event. Behind the eag ...
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- Vietnam War Memorial Powerful Granite - 867 words
Vietnam War Memorial - Powerful Granite At the age of twenty one, a female undergraduate at Yale University named Maya Lin submitted her design for the Vietnam Memorial. Her idea for the memorial was extremely unique and controversial. After long discussions by a panel, it was chosen for construction. The design that she submitted was one that was very different in comparison to other memorials, and it was one that has a tendency to leave a lot of questions on the minds of the visitors. On the face of the memorial there is a list of all those who died or are missing in the order by which they were lost. It could seem to some one who did not understand the incident that the monument honors on ...
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- What Happened In World War Ii - 335 words
What happened in World War II? The war didn't just start one day. Many events led up to this vivid memory. The whole thing is based on propaganda and beliefs of a man named Aldof Hitler. In January 1933 he became chancellor of Germany. As soon as he was in office he put laws on the Jews community. Germany became obsessed with power and soon they are invading Poland, Britain, Norway, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. War was on. The war was a war on the world. Throughout Europe war was lose. The Holocaust was in full swing. Jews were being sent to camps by the train full. Normandy invasion caused over 10,000 deaths and that was just on the French side. The Battle of the Bulge ...
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- World War 2 - 1,135 words
World War 2 1.1 HARRY S. TRUMAN & THE BOMB A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY 1.2 Robert H. Ferrell editor with commentary 1.3 High Plains Publishing Company, Inc. 1.4 1996 1.5 Chapters: 21, Pages: 125 2.1 The title fits the story line because the story is about Trumans decision on dropping the atomic bomb. This is a non-fiction book that includes diary entries, letters, White House press releases, and handwritten notes by Truman. These documents are from 1945-1958 and are all related in the decision to drop the atomic bomb. 2.2 The authors points are that Truman used all available sources to help him make the decision of dropping the bomb (military advisors, scientists, what he saw in Germany) and he be ...
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- World War Ii - 2,694 words
... s disrupted almost all transport and troop movements that the Poles desperately needed. Even more important, it prevented any successful reconnosince by the enemy that would have been much needed to deal with any offensive attacks. On September 2nd, 1939, a day after the Polish invasion began, Premier Chamberlain of Great Britain gave a speech in which he finally stated that, This country is at war with Germany...(Wernick 8). The joint declaration of war on Germany with France became official the same day. In spite of efforts to avoid combat, the fears of the British people had come true on that day. However, the British and both the French never offered any assistance to Poland till it ...
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- World War Ii - 1,479 words
... lhead at Volochisk fifty miles away. General Zhukov, who also led the mission to disable the railway, took over the German base at Uman which gave them the crucial position they needed. Zhukov's next move was to disable another rail line which delivered supplies through Poland to the German forces in the Ukraine. Zhukov, along with Konev, isolated the German forces in the Ukraine and the area was liberated by April of 1944. Now the only German troops left in the U.S.S.R were those in Crimea. The Fourth Ukrainian Front, under General Tolbhukin, defeated the German seventeenth army by the twelfth of May. The Normandy invasion, often called D-Day, began on June sixth, 1944 when American, Br ...
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- World War Ii - 1,768 words
... er General Courtney H. Hodges and General George S. Patton. After the Americans had turned east from Avranches in the first week of August, a pocket developed around the German Fifth Panzer and Seventh armies west of Falaise. The Germans held out until August 20 but then retreated across the Seine. On August 25 the Americans, in conjunction with General Charles de Gaulle's Free French and Resistance forces, liberated Paris. Meanwhile, on August 15, American and French forces had landed on the southern coast of France east of Marseille and were pushing north along the valley of the Rhne River. They made contact with Bradley's forces near Dijon in the second week of September. Allied Advan ...
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- Ww Ii - 901 words
Ww Ii Journal of Social History Summer, 1999 The World Within War: America's Combat Experience in World War II.(Review) Author/s: Michael Neiberg By Gerald F. Linderman (New York: The Free Press, 1997. viii plus 408pp.). More than 16,000,000 Americans served in the Armed Forces during World War U, but only 800,00 (or just 5%) took part in what Gerald Linderman calls extended combat. (1) Their world, he convincingly argues, differed so fundamentally from the world of non-combat soldiers that it constituted a separate world within war. Combat, over and above military service generally, altered the very world view of the soldier and shook his basic assumptions about his enemy, his peers, his Go ...
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