Navy Cruiser Missing Since 1942 Rediscovered in the Pacific

March 21, 2018 wpanews 0

Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen and his team found the remains of USS Juneau, where all five brothers of the Sullivan family perished when the ship went down at Guadalcanal. The USS Juneau was an Atlanta-class light cruiser that participated in several naval skirmishes during the Solomon Islands campaign. During the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, the Juneau was torpedoed by the Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze but managed to remain afloat. A second torpedo attack by the submarine I-26 resulted in an […] READ MORE

Wreck of Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington Located in Coral Sea After 76 Years | Paul Allen

March 6, 2018 wpanews 0

The USS Lexington was originally commissioned as a battlecruiser but was launched as an aircraft carrier in 1925. She took part in the Battle of the Coral Sea (May 4-8, 1942) along with the USS Yorktown against three Japanese carriers. This was the first carrier versus carrier battle in history and was the first time Japanese forces suffered a permanent setback in its advances on New Guinea and Australia. However, the U.S. lost the Lexington and 216 of its […] READ MORE

This Day in History – What Happened Today –

February 8, 2018 wpanews 0

  On this day in 1943, Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, leaving the island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the Solomon Islands. The Japanese invaded the Solomons in 1942 during World War II and began building a strategic airfield on Guadalcanal. On August 7 of that year, U.S. Marines landed on the island, signaling the Allies’ first major offensive against […] READ MORE

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war – BBC News

January 18, 2018 wpanews 0

The publication of the booklets, first issued in World War Two, comes amid rising security concerns. “There is a significantly more complex threat with climate change, terror attacks, pandemics and manipulation of information. People need to learn and know about how to deal with it,” Christina Andersson, of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, said. She was speaking to Aftonbladet newspaper. Swedish security chief warning on fake news How Sweden became an […] READ MORE

Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored | TribLIVE

December 16, 2017 wpanews 0

The C-47, called “That’s All, Brother,” carried the first paratroopers who stormed the beaches of Normandy. The aircraft led the more than 800 other C-47s also carrying paratroopers.   Source: Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored | TribLIVE

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On this day in history: Abraham Lincoln makes the ‘Gettysburg Address’ on the former battlefield | SOFREP

November 19, 2017 wpanews 0

The Gettysburg Address–it’s been etched into American culture and reminds us of the bloodiest battle in American history. During this war, there were an average of 420 combat deaths a day. This means that the Civil War cost more American military lives than World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and GWOT all combined. Source: On this day […] READ MORE

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(CNN) – Civil War soldiers receive the funeral never held

September 21, 2015 wpanews 0

By Phil Gast, CNN The procession with a caisson bearing a ceremonial casket arrives for Andersonville service. Story highlights “Funeral for 13,000” remembers soldiers who died 150 years ago at Civil War prison in Georgia Events through Sunday will recall stories of courage, despair at Andersonville Observances coincide with annual National POW/MIA Recognition Day (CNN)A simple wooden casket, placed on a raised bier, bore witness for thousands of Civil War […] READ MORE

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(eagle radio news) – Syria Condemns Any UK Military ‘Interference’

September 6, 2015 wpanews 0

On Air: 19:00 – 00:00 Eagle Radio News Contact the News Team: 01483 300 964 eagleradio @eagleradio Syria has accused the UK of “interference” following reports the Government is seeking to persuade Labour MPs to back airstrikes in Syria. The Syrian foreign ministry has sent two letters to United Nations chiefs objecting to “brazen standpoints” taken by British officials and accusing the UK of a “colonialist” agenda, according to […] READ MORE

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(The Washington Post) – The Latest: Pope Francis asks faithful to shelter refugees – 

September 6, 2015 wpanews 0

Refugees and migrants take part in a protest demanding the authorities to let them go to Athens and continue their trip towards Northern Europe, at the port of Mytilene, on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Earlier many of them confronted the police as they attempted to get onboard a ship bound to Athens’ port of Piraeus. (Santi Palacios/Associated Press) By Associated Press September 6 […] READ MORE

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(CTV News) – Toll from rebel missile attack in Yemen rises; Saudi Arabia says 10 of its troops killed

September 6, 2015 wpanews 0

People inspect buildings destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP / Hani Mohammed) SANAA, Yemen — Saudi Arabia’s military said Saturday that 10 of its troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen, raising the death toll in the attack to at least 55 coalition troops killed. It was the first public acknowledgement by the Saudis that they […] READ MORE

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(financial express) – 47 dead as rebels battle IS in north Syria: monitor

September 5, 2015 wpanews 0

A battle between Islamic State group jihadists and rebels for control of an opposition stronghold in northern Syria has killed at least 47 fighters, a monitor said today. Twenty Islamist and other rebel fighters were killed in the clashes in Aleppo province throughout yesterday, along with 27 IS jihadists, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The fighting centred on the town of Marea, a key rebel bastion that […] READ MORE

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(Reuters) – China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000

September 4, 2015 wpanews 0

President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 asChina held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory overJapan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. China’s confidence in its armed forces and growing military assertiveness, especially in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from Washington. Xi, speaking on a rostrum […] READ MORE