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1944: We remember the crew of The Memphis Belle!

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We remember today one of the legendary flight crews of World War II, i.e. The Memphis Belle.

Back in 1943, the aircraft flew its 25th mission over Europe.    It became the first B-17 to complete 25 missions.

A few years ago, a movie was made of this heroic crew:

 

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May 17, 2017 at 11:00 am

We remember “Victory in Europe Day” 1945

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On May 8, 1945, the Allies celebrated the end of the European War:

“On this day in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.

The eighth of May spelled the day when German troops throughout Europe finally laid down their arms:  In Prague, Germans surrendered to their Soviet antagonists, after the latter had lost more than 8,000 soldiers, and the Germans considerably more; in Copenhagen and Oslo; at Karlshorst, near Berlin; in northern Latvia; on the Channel Island of Sark—the German surrender was realized in a final cease-fire. More surrender documents were signed in Berlin and in eastern Germany.”

As we discussed with Barry, the end of the European war happened very fast.    Let’s remember that D-Day was the year before and The Battle of the Bulge happened over the Christmas holidays.

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May 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

April 18, 1942:  The Doolittle Raid and other stories of World War II with Barry Jacobsen 

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger, joins us for a another episode about World War II: The Doolittle Raid, the Battle of the Java Sea and the Battle of the Coral Sea…………..

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Source: The Doolittle Raid and other stories of World War II with Barry Jacobsen 01/26 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts

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April 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

World War II: The long and difficult year of 1942

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger……….we go from the German invasion of the USSR to the very difficult year of 1942………the US is now in the picture……………

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Source: World War II: The long and difficult year of 1942 03/09 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts

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March 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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World War II: Barbarossa, Part 2: The Wheels Come Off with Barry Jacobsen

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger…………..this is part 2 of the German invasion of the USSR…………….everything went wrong for the Germans………what impact did it have on World War II and the German military machine?………………..

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Source: World War II: Barbarossa, Part 2: The Wheels Come Off with Barry Jacobsen 03/03 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts

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March 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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World War II: Hitler’s Germany invaded Stalin’s USSR 

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger, will tell us about Hitler’s Germany decision to invade Stalin’s USSR…….It was the largest military operation in human history: 3.8 million men, 3,350 tanks, 7,000 artillery pieces, and 2,800 aircraft…….more men, tanks, guns and aircraft were committed than had ever been deployed before in a single offensive……………..and more stories……….

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Source: World War II: Hitler’s Germany invaded Stalin’s USSR 02/24 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm

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World War II : Rommel, the Desert Fox with Barry Jacobsen

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger……..we will remember Johannes Erwin Eugen Rommel, known as the Desert Fox…………and more stories about World War II……..

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Source: World War II : Rommel, the Desert Fox with Barry Jacobsen 02/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 17, 2017 at 10:00 pm

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