Currently Reading Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II by John C. McManus

I’ve known John for a few years now and don’t think he’d mind my calling him a friend, despite the fact that he’s a fan of one of the worst teams in professional hockey (the St. Louis Blues). Ok, so maybe now he’ll mind. But even though he hates my Detroit Red Wings, I still think he’s a truly gifted writer, and a very good historian that does some great research and shares a tremendous fascination in the American history of the Second World War with his readers.

Since leaving my job with the US Army a few years ago, I’m a bit out of the loop concerning what he’s been working on, but I’m always excited when I see that he has a new book out because I know he’ll always include great firsthand accounts from the men that were there doing the fighting.

I just started reading the book this weekend but hope to have a review done sometime soon.

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Final Contact: USS Indianapolis Passes LST 779, 29 July 1945

Dr. Richard Hulver, a historian at Navy History and Heritage Command (NHHC) in Washington, DC, has rediscovered some information that may help researchers discover the final resting place of USS Indianapolis (CA-35).

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/f/final-contact-uss-indianapolis-passes-uss-lst-779-29-jul-1945.html