December 1944 (2) Leyte

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
16 December – Douglas MacArthur was promoted to Five-Star General. ?It seemed that General MacArthur’s promotion to General of the Army would require assistance from many sides.? It posed a problem in the respect that there was no such object as a five-star insignia in existence in the Pacific.? A…

Leyte continued

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
LST’s # 66,67,18,245,102 on 20 October 1944 While the Imperial Navy was floundering in their attempts to halt the persistent invasion of Leyte, Gen. Yamashita was in his headquarters at Fort McKinley on Luzon. ?He was receiving very little information from his own people and upon hearing of the US…

USS Cod (SS 224)

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
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

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
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…