USS Cod (SS 224)

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U.S.S.?Cod?(SS 224), was launched on March 21, 1943. under the command of CDR James C. Dempsey, USN. Dempsey had already won fame by sinking the first Japanese destroyer lost in the war while in command of a tiny, World War I-era submarine. It was on?Cod‘s third patrol, Dempsey’s last in…

Covering “The Other Side” Pictorial

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My apologies for yesterday’s glitch.  I have no idea what happened or how.  GP Cox Japanese/American Unity – Today ############################################################################################################### Japanese Military Humor – from:  Kunihiko Hisa cartoon album “Zero Fighter 1940-1945” ? ? ? ? ? ? ################################################################################################################ Farewell Salutes –  Marvin L. Anderson – Los Angeles, CA; US…

Ordnance P-38 Lightning

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P-38 in the Pacific Perhaps Colonel Ben Kelsey, a P-38 test pilot, summed up the war bird’s legacy best of all. “(That) comfortable old cluck,” he said, “would fly like hell, fight like a wasp upstairs, and land like a butterfly.” The P-38 was the most successful USAAF fighter in…