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Mitsubishi G4M by Joseph Najera

   This is one of the kinds of bombers used by the Japanese. They were called by the American GIs, the “Flying Zippo.” Their fuel tanks were poorly protected and exploded easily, especially when hit.    Were a medium range … Continue reading

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USS West Point by Carlos Najera

Milne Bay New Guinea: (Photo provided by Harry T Wildman) This photo is dated December 10, 1942. It also says Milne Bay. In the background are the mountains of the Owen Stanley Range. They are off the coast of Papua. … Continue reading

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The Liberator by Joseph Najera

  The B-24 Liberator was used during World War II.  By 1943 the B-24 replaced the B-17 as the main long range bomber.  It was powered by four Pratt & Whitney R-1830 turbo-supercharged radial engines, producing 1,200 horsepower each. They … Continue reading

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The Fields of Tulare by Joseph Najera

Dear Reader:   I started thinking about Pearl Harbour Day, that date is now upon us, and I remembered this story. I wrote it down in free verse.   Thank you.                                          Courtesy of the Oxnard Public Library   That night Luna glowed as … Continue reading

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