Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bob Hope on performing for the First Marine Division on Pavuvu

Crowd of Marines for Bob Hope's show on Pavuvu

Bob Hope performed for the First Marine Division on Banika and Pavuvu in mid to late August of 1944.  In an interview later in life, he shared how much that show impacted him.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

12th AAA War Diary Entry : August 19-26

Beginning today, I will be updating the blog with the unclassified war diary entries of the 12th AAA from these dates in 1944.  I was able to make copies of these documents in August of 2009 at the National Archives.  There are quite a few dates with nothing substantial, but some are quite interesting, and especially so once the unit lands on Peleliu September 15.