Post Tagged with: "World War II"

Berlin 1945

1945 Berlin Survivor to Speak in Rapid City

A young girl of 11 hides in the ruins of 1945 Berlin with her mother as the Soviet Army overruns the city in the final hours of the Third Reich. Ingrid Radke-Azvedo was witness to the brutal atrocities that comes from revenge. She will tell her story visually to the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group on Saturday, April 9, at Ellsworth Air Force Base’s South Dakota Air and Space Museum, 9-1130 am (first half hour is social period).

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Beliefs and Principles Which Honor God

Beliefs and Principles Which Honor God

In the American society of the 1930s and the 1940s, the church was the center of community life, and people had a good knowledge of the Bible. That community life, with the church at the center, caused the entire nation to have Christian beliefs and values, and to look at world events and make commitments based upon a Christian understanding of life.

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U.S. Navy Task Force 38 aircraft attack the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Musashi (foreground) and a destroyer in the Sibuyan Sea, 24 October 1944.

Rapid City Sailor will Talk about WW2 Battle of Leyte

Harold G. Jansen of Rapid City will talk about his experiences as a US Navy Ensign during World War II when the US sought to retake the Philippines during the Battle of Leyte Gulf late in October 1944.

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WWII Soldier to Present About Omaha Beach

WWII Soldier to Present About Omaha Beach

Wayne Brewster of Rapid City will recount his US Army experiences while fighting across Europe during World War II, starting on Omaha Beach (first wave) and finally into the heavily defended Rhineland. Sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group, the event will take place on Saturday, February 14 at the Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, starting at 9 am.

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A Spiritual Analogy on D-Day

A Spiritual Analogy on D-Day

On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied soldiers clambered aboard heaving landing craft and braved six-foot swells, waves of machine gun fire, and more than 6 million mines to claim a stretch of sand at a place called Normandy.

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Waco XCG-13 cargo glider prototype, 1943

Veteran to Speak on World War II Gliders

On Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, Charlie Summers (USAF ret) will speak on South Dakota glider pilots during World War II at the Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, 9-11 am, an event sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group.

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C-54 Skymaster

Verne Sheppard to Talk about WW2 Service in the Pacific

On Saturday, March 8, Verne Sheppard will talk about his experiences in the Pacific and the Far East as a radio operator in the Air Transport Command from 1944-1946, and his service aboard a C-54 which took him to battle zones such as Guam, China, and Japan.

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The front page of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1st Extra, December 7th, 1941, as shown at the Castle Air Museum.

A Present-Day Pearl Harbor May Be Upon Us

Today (December 7th) marks the 72nd year anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor naval base. How sad that this date – which would live in infamy – has been nearly forgotten by toady’s American population and especially our youth. Tragically it has been the successful revision of our American history by the Left and the evils of it that has made us weak and vulnerable to a present day “Pearl Harbor” of exponential proportions.

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USS Grunion (SS 216)

Lost WW2 Sub USS Grunion Topic of October 12 Presentation

The USS Grunion submarine disappeared in the icy waters off Kiska Island in the Aleutians in 1942. The Japanese had captured the island just three weeks before. Col. Debra Shattuck (USAF ret, Ellsworth AFB) will moderate a live Skype photo presentation and interview with Bruce Abele, son of the Grunion’s ill-fated skipper, Lt. Cmdr. Mannert L. Abele, on Saturday, October 12 at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, starting at 9 am.

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A U.S. Marine patrol descends from "Edson's" Ridge, Guadalcanal, sometime in 1942.

Guadalcanal, Peleliu Veteran to Speak September 14

US Marine Dallas Blomquist of Piedmont will offer a photographic slideshow of his combat experiences on Guadalcanal and Peleliu during World War II. The event, sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group, will take place on Saturday, September 14 at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, 9-11 am.

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