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Re:Hall of fame WW2
« Reactie #15 Gepost op: oktober 22, 2011, 18:48:43 pm »
Toch al meer dan 1000 ( duizend ) maal bekeken .
Reden om door te gaan met dit topic  :duimomhoog:

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Re:Hall of fame WW2
« Reactie #16 Gepost op: januari 10, 2012, 17:36:31 pm »


In this June 19, 2009 photo Susie Bain poses in Austin, Texas, with a 1943 photo of herself when she was one of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II. Bain is one of 300 living WASP members that hoped at the time to be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal. The bill passed and on March 10, 2010, more than 200 WASP veterans attended a ceremony to be presented with the Congressional Gold Medal. (AP Photo/Austin American Statesman, Ralph Barrera)

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Re:Hall of fame WW2
« Reactie #17 Gepost op: januari 10, 2012, 22:51:53 pm »
Niet te verwarren met de Medal of Honor.

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Gold_Medal

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Re:Hall of fame WW2
« Reactie #18 Gepost op: januari 21, 2012, 16:20:21 pm »
Zwaar !  maar waar.............
Maar met een "happy end" .


Jack Sharpe was sent to Singapore just a few days before the Japanese invasion there, and captured by the Japanese. He was sent to Thailand to work on the notorious Burma Railway and was nearly executed over an attempted escape. Before his court martial for escape, Sharpe defiantly proclaimed that he would live to see all of Japan surrender and that he would walk out of the prison on his own two feet.
 
Sharpe was sent back to the Outram jail in Singapore; almost no one survived it for two years, and it was from this infamous prison that Sharpe was liberated in August 1945 with the dubious distinction of being its longest survivor. True to his words, he walked out of the gates on his own two feet, and collapsed immediately afterwards. During his captivity, plagued by scurvy, dysentery and scabs, Sharpe saw his weight decreased from 70 kilograms to less than 25 kilograms. In September 1945, the world was stunned by the publication of Sharpe’s skeletal figure cheerfully smiling from the end of his bed. The photo told the story of appalling Japanese treatment of their prisoners, and also the indomitable spirit of Jack Sharpe, who eventually lived to be 88.
 
One in three POWs under the Japanese during the war perished — seven times that of POWs under the Germans and Italians. In fact, around 90,000 Asian labourers and 16,000 Allied POWs died on the Burma Railroad alone. The Japanese, coming from a shame culture which would rather commit suicide, never understood the concept of surrendering, and treated their prisoners with the greatest of contempt.

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Re:Hall of fame WW2
« Reactie #19 Gepost op: februari 21, 2012, 17:57:34 pm »

Fighting Sullivan Brothers Arlington Cemetery


The Sullivan brothers were five siblings who all died during the same incident in World War II, the sinking of the light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52), the vessel on which they all served.

The Sullivans were natives of Waterloo, Iowa. They were:

* George Thomas Sullivan, 27 (born 14 December 1914), Gunner's Mate Second
   Class (George had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Gunner's Mate
   Third Class)
 * Francis "Frank" Henry Sullivan, 26 (born 18 February 1916), Coxswain (Frank
    had been previously discharged in May 1941 as Seaman First Class)
 * Joseph "Joe" Eugene Sullivan, 24 (born 28 August 1918), Seaman Second
    Class
 * Madison "Matt" Abel Sullivan, 23 (born 8 November 1919), Seaman Second
    Class
 * Albert "Al" Leo Sullivan, 20 (born 8 July 1922), Seaman Second Class

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Re:Hall of fame WW2
« Reactie #20 Gepost op: februari 21, 2012, 19:08:58 pm »
Poe, 5 zonen in 1x kwijtraken. Daar is Private Ryan 'niets bij'.