In Memoriam: Capt. Dale “Snort Snodgrass

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Q&A: CAPT. DALE “SNORT” SNODGRASS (USN, RET) – THE F-14 AND NAVAL AVIATION

 

Great article about a military naval aviation Pioneer who put the F-14 Tomcat on the map forever.

Read a touching tribute about his death on July 24th, 2021 HERE.

 

Ernie Pyle: War Correspondent And A GI’s Best Friend

Great Article.

Pyle was an American Treasure and the Gold Standard of what American Journalism USED to be.

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H/T War History OnLine.

R.I.P. Ernie Pyle the best friend a G.I. ever had.

Ernie Pyle was considered the foremost war correspondent in America during the Second World War. His distinctive writing style and relationships with those on the front provided him with a unique perspective on the war effort. This not only earned him national recognition, but the respect of the troops he wrote about.

Yearning for adventure

Ernie Pyle was born in Indiana in 1900. A shy and intelligent boy, he yearned for adventure and wanted to see the world. He thought he saw an opportunity arise during World War I. In October 1918, Pyle enlisted with the U.S. Naval Reserve. However, the war ended before he could complete his training and thus he never got to go overseas.

Statue of Ernie Pyle typing at a desk in front of Franklin Hall
Ernie Pyle statue in front of Franklin Hall, home of the Indiana Daily Student at Indiana University. (Photo…

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Sailor Who Died At Pearl Harbor Identified 79 Years Later

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H/T War History OnLine.

It has been a long journey home to his final resting place in Paris,KY for Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Alphard Stanley Owsley.

The remains of U.S. Navy Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Alphard Stanley Owsley have been identified 79 years after he perished during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The identification means he can return home to his native Paris, Kentucky, where he’ll be reinterred.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Japanese launched a surprise attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor naval station on December 7, 1941. Along with the loss of airplanes, battleships, and other naval vessels, over 2,300 service members were killed and another 1,000 wounded.

Alphard Owsley was aboard the USS Oklahoma, a Nevada-class battleship, during the attack. The ship was moored at Ford Island when it suffered multiple torpedo hits and quickly capsized. 429 of its crew members perished, many of…

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Range Report: The Iraqi Tabuk Sniper Rifle

Anybody who served in the Iraq War during the height of the insurgency (2005-2007) or are familiar with modern military sniper history know the story of the Iraqi Sniper Juba and his Tabuk Sniper Rifle.

I have to be honest, I was jaw-dropped impressed with the performace of both the shooter and this rifle with Ball ammo and a malfunctioning scope to 500 yards!

 

 

WW2 History: Brecourt Manor Artillery Explained

At the HBO Band of Brothers 2019 Reunion in Normandy, Capt. Dale Dye (Who played Colonel Sink in the series and is also a Military Historian and Advisor) explains how basic Military Artillery works and how the German 105 Howitzers operated at Brecourt Manor on D-Day.

Discussion begins at 2:25

To see an excellent overview of the Assault on the Brecourt Manor Guns on D-Day by Lt. Dick Winters and his Fire Team, watch HERE.