Update: 07 Sep 2020 – I received an e-mail from Dan O. Yoshii, At The Goodwell, Colorado Springs, CO, sending new information, which I posted at bottom of this post. During the summer of 2018 I had the opportunity of visiting a Japanese Interment Camp named “Amache”.I was pointed to it by a clerk in the Radio Shack… Continue reading Amache – Interment Camp – and the Akimoto family
I found a very interesting web site with many posts about WWII world wide. It is a history site, a genealogy site, a geography site and a WWII site. It is so vast that I have not been able to view all the pages and categories. I hope my readers will be able to find… Continue reading WWII – A Web Site for all things WWII
Some lives are more exciting than others. Consider Larry Allen, Associated Press correspondent. Thank You. Jose from Clarkston, Michigan Link to newspaper: St. Petersburg Times – May 14, 1975 http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VkFSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d3kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5989%2C4241863 Link to web page: http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/a/allen_l.htm Link to tree: Larry Allen reporter – Obit 1975 Family Tree Owner: josemunoz2546 http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/75755600/family
The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF Personal: Jack Donald Patzke, born 8 February 1924 at Cass Lake, Cass County, Minnesota, USA, of parents Frank Julius & Myrtle Bertha (Shively) Patzke. Killed on 8 May 1945 in Bavaria, Germany. Service Information: Enlisted in the Army Air Forces (AAF) on 23 November 1942 at Portland,… Continue reading The Story of T/Sgt Jack D. Patzke, USAAF
Family trees show “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of a family’s history. Some families have more than their share of the “Bad and Ugly” and can seem to be reliving the life of the bible story “Job”. The Mitchell and Patzke families of Oregon and Washington are connected not only by marriage but… Continue reading The Mitchell and Patzke families
Every once in a while I read another person’s blog and because of my newspaper project I can add to the story by providing the actual newspaper account. This is one of those times. On Feb 21, 2013 gpcox posted an entry called “ Pacific Theater continues ” in which he gives us some interesting… Continue reading WWII hits home!
Get your tin foil hats on and call Mulder and Scully. I’ve heard about the WWII airmen reports of foo-fighters and thought that everyone knew about them but I guess I run in different circles because at a New Years Eve party I mentioned that I had found the 1945 newspaper report about foo-fighters and… Continue reading Foo-Fighters