Tag Archives: Anniversary

Pearl Harbor anniversary–For them all

USS Salinas (A0 19), the first USN ship hit by German torpedoes in WWII on October 30, 1941. Thirty-eight days prior to Pearl Harbor, the men of the Atlantic Convoys were already at war. I feel like a fraud. I’m trying to talk knowledgeably about ‘a day which will live in infamy‘. Nobody in my father […]

Commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima

This Monday August 6 will mark the 67th anniversary of the US bombing of Hiroshima Japan at the close of WWII. Colonel Paul Tibbets sat at the controls of a massive four-engine B29 Superfortress bomber dubbed the Enola Gay and gave the order for his bombardier Major Thomas Ferebee to line the city up in his sights. […]