Tag: 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 […]

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 […]