Operation Chastise - Remembering The "Dambusters" Stunning Attack Major Turning Point During WWII

From the top of Mohne Dam, we see the extent of the fine work of 617 Squadron. Photo: Bundesarchiv

Article by Dave O'Malley (Vintage Wings of Canada)
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In the seventy years since the night of May 16-17 1943–the night of Operation Chastise–the events that transpired on that moonlit spring night have been made in to feature films, documentaries, novels, non-fiction books, magazine articles, dramatic paintings, computer games, marches and comic books. For all of you who read this, there is not much one can say to add to the reportage of this stunning attack deep inside Germany on targets long thought to be unassailable.

BREAKING NEWS: 7 Marines killed in Nevada while training

The Hawthorne Army Depot stores and disposes of ammunition. The facility is made up of hundreds of buildings spread over more than 230 square miles.

(Kyle Quick) Updated: 9:40 a.m

Nevada - While officials have not released information regarding to the cause of Monday night’s explosion, CNN quoted an official as saying a 60mm shell had exploded.

Marine commander Maj Gen Raymond Fox said in a news release: "We send our prayers and condolences to the families of Marines involved in this tragic incident.

Nixon visiting Missouri troops in Afghanistan

Missouri News Horizon
— Away from the quiet security that is the governor’s mansion in Jefferson City, and away from the peaceful certainty that fills most Missouri small towns, Gov. Jay Nixon has spent much of his week in a completely different environment — joining a number of Missouri troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Under the veil of secrecy, Nixon slipped off to Washington earlier this week. There, he met with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and visited with troops at Walter Reid Military Medical Center. On Tuesday, Nixon and a group of other American lawmakers — including Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican — flew to Kuwait, from where they left for Afghanistan early Wednesday morning.

Greater St. Louis Honor Flight - True American Heroes

No words can be used to describe these photos.

By Kyle Quick:
I hope all of our readers take the time to read this article, however unfortunately, because there is not anything burning and it is not some type of breaking news, most won't.

Sunday, December 7, 1941, “A date which will live in infamy--The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.", Franklin D. Roosevelt.