1945: Marine Air Support Saves Soldiers Trapped in Philippine Ravine

Feb 28

1945: Marine Air Support Saves Soldiers Trapped in Philippine Ravine

Today in 1945, Philippines, 15 soldiers were trapped by enemy fire in a 40 ft. ravine until Marine air support makes a “fantastically accurate” bombing run. “It was beautiful to watch.”

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1945: Man Dangles from B-29 During Bombing of Tokyo

Feb 20

1945: Man Dangles from B-29 During Bombing of Tokyo

During a high-altitude raid over Japan, B-29 gunner Sgt Krantz’ observation blister was shot away and he dangled for 15 minutes before being pulled back up and suffering from frost bite.

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1970: Daily Life of a Vietnam War Helicopter Pilot

Feb 17

1970: Daily Life of a Vietnam War Helicopter Pilot

Today in 1970, Lt Porter piloting a helicopter in Vietnam was inspecting an area of suspected enemy activity and instantly receives intense small arms fire.

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1944: America Attacks Japanese Stronghold in Operation Hailstone

Feb 16

1944: America Attacks Japanese Stronghold in Operation Hailstone

Today in 1944, American aerial strikes, surface engagements, and submarine attacks rained devastation upon anything Japanese on and near Truk.

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1942: Japanese Massacre of 100 ABDA Command

Feb 15

1942: Japanese Massacre of 100 ABDA Command

Today in 1942, 360 paratroopers of Japanese 1st Airborne Division massacre around 100 ABDA command, including 22 Australian nurses.

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