Among the last photos taken of Titanic
chester e. macduffee next to his newly patented • 250 kilo diving suit 1911
Ralph C. Lincoln, 11th generation Lincoln, 3rd cousin of Abraham
Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy salute. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart. - (This so surprised me.)
1 can - Cherry pie filling, can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz, 1 8oz can of Crushed Pineapple 2/3 bag Mini Marshmallows, 16-24oz Cool Whip.
Sitting on its side at the bottom of the Aegean Sea, Titanic’s lesser-known sister ship is set to become a spectacular underwater seabed museum more than 90 years after the gigantic and luxurious Olympic-class ocean liner met her demise when she sank in 1916. The wreck of Britannic lies at a depth of 400 feet (122 meters). Covered in barnacles, the fireman’s staircase can be clearly seen on the Britannic wreck.
Paul Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater. Unable to be a pilot, because he was colour blind, he was sent instead to boot camp and then received further training as a radioman and gunner. He qualified as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in torpedo bombers, in 1944. He later flew from aircraft carriers as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker Hill during the Battle of Okinawa, 1945.
Clark Gable, Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. Although beyond draft age, he enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17 earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his 4th mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan.
Clark Gable (1901-1960) Major US Army Air Corps 1942-44 WW II. "Although beyond draft age, Clark Gable enlisted as a private. Assigned to OCS he excelled and received a commission. He flew five combat mission as an observer/gunner in a B-17earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and an Air Medal. On his fourth mission, a 20mm shell cut the heel from his boot. His discharge was signed by Captain Ronald Reagan."
January 27th, hundreds of metal shoes are placed on the banks of the River Danube in Hungary to mark the slaughter of hundreds of Jewish people who were ordered to place their shoes on the bank before being shot and pushed in the river by Hungarian militamen. A terrible and poignant reminder of the atrocities committed in WW2. It made me cry!