Saturday, August 30, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
|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
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.