The colors inside the sardine can

Originally posted on laststandonzombieisland:
When we see photos of submarine interiors from the WWII-era, there is a general monochrome aspect to them due to the B&W nature and washed out “copy of a copy” life span of such imagery. Submarine officer sights through a periscope in the submarine’s control room, during training exercises at the…

11th Airborne Division – rumors fly

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
11th Airborne Division jump school, Lipa, Luzon, 1945 The intensity of the Air Corps Troops Carrier Group’s training and the establishment of the division’s 3rd parachute school at Lipa, Luzon started many rumors floating about the division area. The more practical savants had the division jumping ahead of the forces…

January 16, 2003 Columbia Disaster

Originally posted on Today in History:
The idea of a reusable Space Transportation System (STS) was floated as early as the 1960s, as a way to cut down on the cost of space travel. The final design was a reusable, winged “spaceplane”, with a disposable external tank and reusable solid fuel rocket boosters. The ‘Space…

January 15, 1919 Slower than Cold Molasses, in January

Originally posted on Today in History:
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first human to run a sub-four minute mile, with an official time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is the fastest man who ever lived. At the 2009 World Track and Field Championships, Bolt ran 100 meters at…

Forzano not a winner with Lions, but he left a mark in the NFL

Originally posted on Out of Bounds:
Published Jan. 14, 2019 At first blush, Rick Forzano was merely one of the many men who’ve served as head coach of the Detroit Lions, and who was never seen again on an NFL sideline. Forzano, it could be rightly argued, was simply another Lions coach who swept into town, oversaw an…

August 1945 – James Fahey’ Diary

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
USS Montpelier From: The Secret Diary of an American Sailor, Seaman First Class, James J. Fahey aboard the USS Montpelier : 2 August – All hands rose at 4:30 am because of storm warnings, the ships turned back 110 miles from Shanghai.  A typhoon is heading towards our position.  We will then travel south…