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On 1 November 1950, Airmen of the 35th Fighter Group proudly re-raise the same American flag they struck in August 1950, when they were forced to retreat from this embattled airfield in Korea. Prior to withdrawing in August, these same airmen had dug in around the perimeter of the field and defended it against North Korean Communists, who were threatening it and had its approaches under rifle and mortar fire. From left to right in the picture are Colonel Frederick Gray, formerly of Des Moines, IA, commander of the 6150th Tactical Support Wing; Lt Col Jack D. Dale Jr., of Cleveland, OH, commander of the 35th Fighter Group; SSgt Clarence H. Hendrix, 132 West J. Street, Casper, WY; MSgt Francis P. Looney, 742 South 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA; Sgt Rudolph B. Taddei, 168 East 6th Street, Wyoming, PA; and Sgt Norman Desdier, 54 Hambre Circle, Walnut Creek, CA
On 1 November 1950, Airmen of the 35th Fighter Group proudly re-raise the same American flag they struck in August 1950, when they were forced to retreat from this embattled airfield in Korea. Prior to withdrawing in August, these same airmen had dug in around the perimeter of the field and defended it against North Korean Communists, who were threatening it and had its approaches under rifle and mortar fire. From left to right in the picture are Colonel Frederick Gray, formerly of Des Moines, IA, commander of the 6150th Tactical Support Wing; Lt Col Jack D. Dale Jr., of Cleveland, OH, commander of the 35th Fighter Group; SSgt Clarence H. Hendrix, 132 West J. Street, Casper, WY; MSgt Francis P. Looney, 742 South 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA; Sgt Rudolph B. Taddei, 168 East 6th Street, Wyoming, PA; and Sgt Norman Desdier, 54 Hambre Circle, Walnut Creek, CA.

Today in WW II: 11 Nov 1940 55 Polish intellectuals murdered in Dachau concentration camp [near Munich], the first of many mass executions there.  More 
11 Nov 1940 Operation SWORDFISH: Raid on Taranto, Italy, the British Royal Navy's first all-aircraft naval attack, launching obsolete canvas planes from an aircraft carrier [11-12 Nov].
11 Nov 1942 Triggered by Operation Torch in N. Africa, Germans take control of all of Vichy France north of the Riviera.
11 Nov 1942 Allies capture Casablanca, Morocco during Operation Torch.
11 Nov 1942 In the aftermath of Operation Torch, Germany and Vichy France begin negotiations on the fate of the French fleet at Touson.
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USAF Forklift Operator at the Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, 30 October 2001. These bombs are in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
USAF Forklift Operator at the Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, 30 October 2001
These bombs are in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

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First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez, USMC, leads the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines over the seawall on the northern side of Red Beach, as the second assault wave lands, at Inchon, Korea, 15 September 1950. Wooden scaling ladders are in use to facilitate disembarkation from the LCVP that brought these men to the shore.  Lt. Lopez was killed in action within a few minutes, while assaulting a North Korean bunker
First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez, USMC, leads the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines over the seawall on the northern side of Red Beach, as the second assault wave lands, at Inchon, Korea, 15 September 1950. Wooden scaling ladders are in use to facilitate disembarkation from the LCVP that brought these men to the shore. Lt. Lopez was killed in action within a few minutes, while assaulting a North Korean bunker. Note M-1 Carbine carried by Lt. Lopez, M-1 Garand Rifles of other Marines and details of the Marines' field gear. U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Click photo for larger size image.

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