World War II

RALPH KERR Built Word War II Airfield

7 May 2018

When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, I was living in Albuquerque and heard the news broadcast coming from a blaring radio from a neighbor’s house while my wife and I were pushing a stroller (with our five month-old daughter) home from the store.  Little could I imagine that I would soon be building […]

RADIO BRINGS WORLD WAR II NEWS

14 April 2018

The day Pearl Harbor was bombed, we didn’t go to church because my sister and I were sick. Our family doctor diagnosed our illness as measles, but he and our parents hardly paid any attention to us because they were listening to the radio. I remember it was the first time I ever had a […]

BATTLESHIP, “TEXAS”, “DALLAS”- World War II

25 March 2018

An article in the November 1996 issue of World War II magazine, by Pierre Comtois, tells of the U.S. landings in North Africa in November 1942, and the heroic role of the destroyer Dallas in that battle. The Fort Lyautey Airfield in French Morocco was needed as a base for U.S. planes to land, and […]

HERMAN PERRY SAGA, World War II

6 March 2018

The China-Burma-India Theater of World War II is well-remembered for its air and ground wars, but little is known of its only major criminal case.  In early 1944 the Ledo Road was being built from Assam Province in India across Burma to get supplies to China. Among the American troops building the road was Private […]

MARY & FRED FRICHOT PETERMAN

5 March 2018

On January 22, 1942, Fred Frichot Peterman, Jr., a native Dallasite, entered the U.S. Army Air Corps; He was in the first cadet class that accepted married men.  On October 9, 1942, Fred received his “wings” and 2nd Lt. Bars. Then he began B-17 training in Boise, Idaho. From there he went to Casper, Wyoming, […]

DANNY CLIFTON CARNEY, 1919-2006

17 February 2018

D. C. Carney was born in Reinhardt, Texas on October 6, 1919 to Daniel Joshua Carney and Jeanette Elizabeth Hopkins, both of whom were from Tennessee. Reinhardt was located near the White Rock Lake area about halfway between Garland and Dallas. Dan grew up on his parents’ farm in Reinhardt and then moved to Garland […]