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  • Library of Congress Archives - - - The Legacy of a Lost World War II Bomber Crew

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    The Legacy of a Lost World War II Bomber Crew


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    Title: The Last Mission: The Legacy of a Lost World War II Bomber Crew Summary: Journalist and author Gregg Jones reconstructed the lives and times of ten airmen aboard U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator 41-23711, Jerk's Natural, which disappeared over Austria on October 1, 1943. Jones traced the lives of the fallen servicemen, situates them within a larger story of air combat deaths in Europe in the summer and fall of 1943, and tells of his own personal journeys to the village in southern Austria where the men disappeared. Through his encounters in Austria and communities across America, Jones drew a portrait of the lingering impact of war and the ordeal o
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  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan

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    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 30, 2021)



    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan
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    Today, we completed the U.S. military evacuation of civilians and the removal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan. I am deeply saddened that, in the course of this historic evacuation mission, we lost 13 of our own, along with so many others who were killed and wounded days ago by cruel terrorists. We mourn alongside the families of those who were lost, and we will never forget your loved ones’ heroism and sacrifice. They gave their lives trying to save the lives of others. And I know that you share my pride in them. I hope that all Americans also share my pride in all the troo...
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  • Civil War Trust Selected as Nonprofit Partner for the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States

    Civil War Trust Selected as Nonprofit Partner for the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States




    Washington, DC - - (May 4, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the Civil War Trust has been selected as the nonprofit partner that will serve as Administrative Secretariat for the United States Semiquincentennial Commission. The Commission was established by an act of Congress in 2016 to coordinate and facilitate activities in 2026 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The Civil War Trust was selected using a competitive process and will raise funds for the Commission’s work and prepare reports to Congress. A selection panel evaluated proposals from several organizations and recommended the Civil War Trust to the Secretary of the Interior, who made the final selection. “The Civi...
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    Library of Congress Archives - - - The Legacy of a Lost World War II Bomber Crew
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    World War II


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    The Legacy of a Lost World War II Bomber Crew


    (Access Video HERE )




    The Library of Congress says:

    About this Item:

    Title: The Last Mission: The Legacy of a Lost World War II Bomber Crew Summary: Journalist and author Gregg Jones reconstructed the lives and times of ten airmen aboard U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator 41-23711, Jerk's Natural, which disappeared over Austria on October 1, 1943. Jones traced the lives of the fallen servicemen, situates them within a larger story of air combat deaths in Europe in the summer and fall of 1943, and tells of his own personal journeys to the village in southern Austria where the men disappeared. Through his encounters in Austria and communities across America, Jones drew a portrait of the lingering impact of war and the ordeal o
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    05-06-2022, 03:31 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 30, 2021)



    Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III On the End of the American War in Afghanistan
    ​​

    Today, we completed the U.S. military evacuation of civilians and the removal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan. I am deeply saddened that, in the course of this historic evacuation mission, we lost 13 of our own, along with so many others who were killed and wounded days ago by cruel terrorists. We mourn alongside the families of those who were lost, and we will never forget your loved ones’ heroism and sacrifice. They gave their lives trying to save the lives of others. And I know that you share my pride in them. I hope that all Americans also share my pride in all the troo...
    08-31-2021, 03:18 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Civil War Trust Selected as Nonprofit Partner for the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Civil War Trust Selected as Nonprofit Partner for the Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Founding of the United States




    Washington, DC - - (May 4, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that the Civil War Trust has been selected as the nonprofit partner that will serve as Administrative Secretariat for the United States Semiquincentennial Commission. The Commission was established by an act of Congress in 2016 to coordinate and facilitate activities in 2026 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The Civil War Trust was selected using a competitive process and will raise funds for the Commission’s work and prepare reports to Congress. A selection panel evaluated proposals from several organizations and recommended the Civil War Trust to the Secretary of the Interior, who made the final selection. “The Civi...
    05-07-2018, 06:59 AM

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