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The Decades - 1940s

General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

Pictured aboveTalks with Allied and Japanese newsmen after his arrival at Atsugi airfield, Japan, on 30 August 1945. Standing behind General MacArthur, at right, is General Robert L. Eichelberger. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph/http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/us-people/m/macarthur-douglas-in-japan-august-1945-june-1950/nh-84346.html

VAV!/August 27, 2015

On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ...

The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 01 September 2015 05:05 )

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The Decades - 1940s

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620

VAV!/August 27, 2015

On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a fo...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 August 2015 07:05 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

  

Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/August 24, 2015

"Aloha is my creed." -   Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January...

Last Updated ( Monday, 24 August 2015 07:44 )

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The Decades - 1940s

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

The Plastic Pink Flamingo Abides

Pictured above:  The Plastic Pink Flamingo abides/Contributed by Starlight Reporter

VAV!/June 23, 2015

The iconic Plastic Pink Flamingo lawn ornament was launched duri...

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The Decades - 1940s

Victory Mail

Victory Mail

Pictured above: A sergeant compares two rolls of microfilm, together containing 3200 letters, to an equal number of traditional missives. National Archives (111-SC-142-17...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 June 2015 05:05 )

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General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP), arrived in Japan on August 30, 1945 To Oversee Formal Surrender

Pictured aboveTalks with Allied and Japanese newsmen after his arrival at Atsugi airfield, Japan, on 30 August 1945. Standing behind General MacArthur, at right, is General Robert L. Eichelberger. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph/http://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/us-people/m/macarthur-douglas-in-japan-august-1945-june-1950/nh-84346.html VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620 VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

August 28, 1945 - American Troops Land In Japan

Pictured above:  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives, 80-G-472620 VAV!/August 27, 2015 On August 28, 1945, American troops began landing in Japan for a formal surrender following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War I1 ... The first American landings in Japan were made at 0900 on August 28, 1945 by an airborne advance party of 150 communications experts and engineers. Their destination...a navy airfield at Atsugi, twenty miles southwest of Tokyo. Their mission..setting up the communications and operational facilities for the arrival of four-engined planes carrying the 11th Airborne Division who would establish the American airhead in the Atsugi area.

 

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

   Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 24, 2015 "Aloha is my creed." -  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing. The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...

 

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku - Father Of Modern Surfing

   Pictured above: Duke P. Kahanamoku/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 24, 2015 "Aloha is my creed." -  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, (August 24, 1890 – January 22, 1968), The Father of Modern Surfing. The legendary Duke Kahanamoku, the Father of Modern Surfing, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 24, 1890, and grew up in Waikiki. An expert swimmer, Duke was one of the original native Hawaiian, bohemian Waikiki Beach Boys who rode the mountainous waves and pioneered surfing...

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