Friday, November 29, 2019

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The List 5156 TGB

To All,

I hope you all had a great and happy Thanksgiving with your families. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend. Do not get trampled in some Black Friday store.



This day in Naval History

Nov. 29

1776—Continental brig Reprisal arrives in Quiberon Bay, France, becoming the first Continental vessel to arrive in Europe. Reprisal was carrying Benjamin Franklin who was acting as the diplomatic agent to the country.

1929—Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.

1943—TBF aircraft of VC-19 based aboard USS Bogue (CVE 9) sink the German submarine U-86 about 385 miles east of Terceira, Azores.

1944—USS Maryland (BB 46) is hit by a kamikaze off Leyte. She is repaired in time for Okinawa Invasion where she is hit by a kamikaze again April 7, 1945.

1944—USS Archerfish (SS 311) sinks Japanese carrier Shinano on her maiden voyage 160 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo Bay. Shinano is the largest warship sunk by any combatant submarines during World War II. Also on this date, USS Scabbardfish (SS 397) sinks Japanese submarine I-365 east of Honshu.

1990—The UN approves Security Council Resolution 678 authorizing the use of military force unless Iraq vacates Kuwait by 15 January 1991.

Nov. 30

1881—The whaler Rodgers is destroyed by a fire at St. Lawrence Bay on the Siberian coast. Before the fire, Rodgers had charted Wrangel Island, proving conclusively that it was not part of the Asian continent.

1912—Lt. Theodore G. Ellyson, the first U.S. Navy officer to qualify as an airplane pilot, tests the Navy's first C-1 flying boat at Hammondsport, New York.

1942—USS Northampton (CA 26) is sunk and USS Pensacola (CA 24), USS New Orleans (CA 32), and USS Minneapolis (CA 36) are badly damaged by a Japanese torpedo counter-attack during the Battle of Tassafaronga at Guadalcanal.

1943—PBY aircraft sink the Palau-bound Japanese cargo ship Himalaya Maru south of New Hanover, Bismarck Archipelago.

1993—President William J. Clinton signs legislation that lifts the ban on women serving aboard combat ships.

Dec. 1

1842—Midshipman Philip Spencer, Boatswain's Mate Samuel Cromwell, and Seaman Elisha Small of the Bainbridge-class brig Somers are executed for mutiny. Spencer was the son of then-Secretary of War, John Canfield Spencer.

1914—Rear Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan dies. A graduate of the Naval Academy and a veteran of the Civil War, he served two tours as President of the Naval War College. He is also known for his numerous naval publications, notably "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History."

1921—The first flight of an airship filled with helium, the C-7, leaves Norfolk, VA, and arrives later that day in Washington, D.C. The airship is commanded by Lt. Cmdr. Zachary Lansdowne and piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Ralph F. Wood.

1943—USS Bonefish (SS 223) sinks Japanese transport Nichiryo Maru in the Celebes Sea while USS Pargo (SS 264) sinks the Japanese transport Shoko Maru north of Ulithi. Also on this date, USS Peto (SS 265) sinks Japanese transport Tonei Maru.

1945—Capt. Sue S. Dauser, Navy Nurse Corps, receives the first Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a nurse for her leadership of Navy nurses during World War II.

1984—USS Taylor (FFG 50) is commissioned. The ship is named after the late Jesse Junior Taylor, who gave his life attempting to save the life of a downed pilot during an attack on the key bridge near the North Vietnamese port of Haiphong, and consequently awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism.

2013—Pilots and Sailors of VP-16 arrive on station at Kadena Air Base Okinawa for the first deployment of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The P-8A eventually replaces the venerable P-3 Orion.

Thanks to CHINFO

Executive Summary:

Today in History

November 29


Major Roger Rogers takes possession of Detroit on behalf of Britain.


Louis XVI promulgates an edict of tolerance, granting civil status to Protestants.


The last elements of Napoleon Bonaparte's Grand Armee retreats across the Beresina River in Russia.


The Battle of Fort Sanders, Knoxville, Tenn., ends with a Confederate withdrawal.


Colonel John M. Chivington's 3rd Colorado Volunteers massacre Black Kettles' camp of Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians at Sand Creek, Colo.


An Inquiry into the U.S. Postal Service demonstrates the government has lost millions in fraud.


An international commission headed by American banker Charles Dawes is set up to investigate the German economy.


Commander Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.


The Spanish government seizes large estates for land redistribution.


Soviet planes bomb an airfield at Helsinki, Finland.


The Metropolitan Opera is televised for the first time as the season opens with "Othello."


The popular children's television show, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres.


The United States announces it will conduct atomic tests at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.


NASA launches a chimpanzee named Enos into Earth orbit.


Algeria bans the Communist Party.


President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints Chief Justice Earl Warren head of a commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.


Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.


Armed forces of the Philippines besiege The Peninsula Manila in response to a mutiny led by Senator Antonio Trillanes.


Well here is a surprise



For a time, Charles Lindbergh was as close as a mortal can get to being a

real-life Superman. After piloting the first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic

flight in 1927, the 6-foot-3 college dropout turned aviation icon could go

few places in public without being mobbed. To his adoring American fans, he

was Lucky Lindy, the Lone Eagle and, later, a devoted husband and father to

six children.

But to Lindbergh?s seven other children ? the ones living in Germany ? he

was mild-mannered American writer Careu Kent. That?s right, it turns out the

globe-trotting Lindbergh?s most daring trans-Atlantic feat in his later

years was the two-decade round-trip voyage between his American and German

families. Despite having once been the most photographed, most famous person

on the planet, Lindbergh ? thanks in no small part to the modern miracle of

trans-Atlantic travel he had helped unleash ? managed to

pull off a double life like few else in history.

The kids were told Lindbergh was a famous American writer on a secret


It was a secret life that remained a secret for quite a while. Lindbergh

died in 1974, and it was not until 2003 that the world learned the full

scope of his


87753> infidelity. That?s when three Germans, Dyrk and David Hesshaimer and

their sister, Astrid Bouteuil, came forward claiming that the aviator was

their father. To prove it, the siblings shared more than 100 letters

Lindbergh had written their mother, Brigitte, and a DNA test conducted by

the University of Munich that confirmed the paternity of the three siblings,

and of four other children. The siblings, who didn?t come forward until

after their mother?s death, per her request, did not seek any claim to

Lindbergh?s estate, only acknowledgment that he was their father.

The revelation was shocking to many. According to Winston

Churchill, Lindbergh was ?all that a man should say, all that a man should

do and all that a man should be.? He and his longtime wife, the writer Anne

Morrow Lindbergh, were regarded as the ?perfect couple,? a relationship

cemented by the public tragedy that unfolded in 1932, when their

20-month-old son Charles Jr. was kidnapped and murdered.


Thanks to Mike

Battleship Nevada

Some Really Cool History For this Warrior! I have visited the Officers Silver Dining Silver at the NV Museum in Carson City many times. As I recall, it was made from silver from the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, donated by the mines.


Thanks to Carl

Lots of memories here

(Many photos with descriptions!)

Rare Vintage Photos of What Life Was Like in the '50s

Life in the 1950s was very different from what it is today. Lacking the technology of the 21st century, it was a much simpler time. People weren't distracted by personal devices and spent more time face to face and outside enjoying nature.

While it's often considered an idyllic generation, there were also some issues, particularly for women and minorities who lacked some of the freedoms others enjoyed. These vintage photos are sure to take you back in time.


(The Obama administration said it was workplace violence!! **@#*#@!!!)

'I just want to enjoy my life' — Army vet still recovering 10 years after Fort Hood shooting

Mary Huber, The News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla.


(A very serious subject.)

Electronic warfare: The U.S. is losing the invisible fight to Russia's dominant capabilities

U.S. ground forces have become incredibly dependent on electronic communications without taking adequate steps to protect them from sabotage.

Nov. 26, 2019

By S├ębastien Roblin


Thanks to Carl

Fire the Admirals to Encourage the Others

Kurt Schlichter


Posted: Nov 25, 2019 12:01 AM

Mark this day on your calendar because here is the moment that I admit that Barack Obama did something right. He fired Army General Stanley McChrystal.


thanks to THE Bear

Dutch.... an aviation association pub in a class with The Hook... superb history of helicopters included in this issue... Bear



How to drywall like a boss

This throwback video is all over social media at the moment. Watch how this master craftsman scores the board to curve around an arch and how he exactly cuts the drywall to fit around outlets.

It's amazingly satisfying to watch.

Old school drywall master - (0:56)


(Very interesting that Pat Caddell was in this group too! Before he died, I always said of all the "political professionals", Pat would be the most interesting to talk with. He was a Dem but an honest one that loved America and told the truth! If you are not familiar with Celente, click on The Trends Research Institute link.)

The JFK files: What Gov. Connally told Celente that every American should know

By Gerald CelenteThe Trends Research Institute

November 25, 2019


Thanks to Robert

A wonderful video - Reagan's Humor

This is worth the watching. Nobody could capture the hearts of the people like he could. Be sure you watch to the very end …, you'll know why when you get there. .. !!!!


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