Wreckage of WWII-era bomber beneath Lake Mead

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A National Park schematic of the downed plane. (National Park Service)

 

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Jewish soldier’s WWII letter, written on Hitler’s stationary, sent to museum

© Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS Danny Jacobson holds a photo copy of a letter written on Adolf Hitler's stationary with a photo of himself in uniform in World War II. He found the stationery in an abandoned apartment in Munich.

© Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS
Danny Jacobson holds a photo copy of a letter written on Adolf Hitler’s stationary with a photo of himself in uniform in World War II. He found the stationery in an abandoned apartment in Munich.

Jewish soldier’s WWII letter, written on Hitler’s stationary, sent to museum

Visit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A bit of Winston Churchill comes to town

A bit of Winston Churchill comes to town

I found the following story thanks our local news, WTVM W.C Bradley Co. Museum hosts The Pursuit of Painting Exhibition and then just-so-happened to be down at the W.C. Bradley for a meeting a few days later.

If you’re in the Columbus, Georgia area and have a chance to stop by the W.C. Bradley Museum (directions) make sure you do before September 16th!

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In the summer of 1922, Clementine Churchill took her husband and five children, one of whom, Diana, is shown here, on holiday to Frinton-on-Sea in Essex, England. Churchill had only begun painting in 1915 following the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli, which had led to Churchill’s forced resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty and subsequent political alienation. It was in part through painting, he said, that he was able to regain the confidence to rebuild his role in government. This year proved particularly critical for Churchill’s painting career. Not only did he purchase Chartwell, his long-term residence and site of his primary painting studio, but he also both gained the mentorship of fellow artists Edward Marsh and Charles Montag and garnered acclaim for his publication in late 1912 of the article “Painting as a Pastime.” “An Avenue at Frinton-on-Sea” evidences the bright palette, loose brushwork, and clear horizon line that would characterize many of his paintings over the years.

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The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting On Display through September 16th, 2014

 

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 Where is the exhibit headed next?

LOCATION VENUE DATE
Columbus WC Bradley Museum September 4 – September 16, 2014
Macon Hay House Museum September 19 – September 26, 2014
Atlanta Millennium Gate Museum October 3, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Rome Martha Berry Museum February 13 – March 15, 2015
Athens University of Georgia March 18, 2015 – April 19, 2015
Savannah Telfair Museum April 22, 2015 -July 26, 2015

 

The face of courage: President Obama awards 24 Medals of Honor

The face of courage: President Obama awards 24 Medals of Honor

Staff Sgt. Felix Conde-Falcon (l.) was a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division; Spec. Ardie Copas was a machinegunner in the 25th Infantry Division and Spec. Jesus Duran a machinegunner in the 1st Cavalry Division. All served in the Vietnam War.

Staff Sgt. Felix Conde-Falcon (l.) was a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division; Spec. Ardie Copas was a machinegunner in the 25th Infantry Division and Spec. Jesus Duran a machinegunner in the 1st Cavalry Division. All served in the Vietnam War.

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Master Sgt. Mike Pena (l.) served in the 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean War; Master Sgt. Juan Negron (c.) in the infantry in Korea and Pfc. Leonard Kravitz (r.) was an assistant machinegunner in the 24th Infantry Division in Korea.

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Sgt. William Leonard (l.) was a Squad Leader in the 3d Infantry Division, serving in France Nov. 7, 1944. Staff Sg Manuel Mendoza (c.), a platoon sergeant in the 88th Infantry Division, fought in Italy on Oct. 4, 1944. 1st Lt. Donald Schwab was a company commander in the 3d Infantry Division in France on Sept. 17, 1944.

Pvt. Pedro Cano, (l.), will be honored for heroism while serving with the 4th Infantry Division in Schevenhutte, Germany, Dec. 3, 1944. Pvt. Joe Gandara (c.) fought with the 17th Airborne Division in France on June 9, 1944. Pfc. Salvador Lara served as Squad Leader of a infantry rifle squad in Italy on May 27 and 28, 1944.

Pvt. Pedro Cano, (l.), will be honored for heroism while serving with the 4th Infantry Division in Schevenhutte, Germany, Dec. 3, 1944. Pvt. Joe Gandara (c.) fought with the 17th Airborne Division in France on June 9, 1944. Pfc. Salvador Lara served as Squad Leader of a infantry rifle squad in Italy on May 27 and 28, 1944.

nly three of the Medal of Honor winners being awarded today, all veterans of the Vietnam War, are alive. From left: Spc. Santiago Erevia, Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris and Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela. ((All photos courtesy U.S. Army)

Only three of the Medal of Honor winners being awarded today, all veterans of the Vietnam War, are alive. From left: Spc. Santiago Erevia, Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris and Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela. ((All photos courtesy U.S. Army)