Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
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World War II Gallery Additions

World War II Photos for Bayeux, Centre Juno Beach, Deadman’s Corner Museum, and Gourbesville

Juno Beach

Juno Beach – Normandy, France

More additions have been made to the World War II Galleries for the Making History Project.  The World War II Galleries host photos for our trips to conduct Veteran interviews, attend World War II events or to tour World War II battlefields and museums.  This week, I have added galleries for the Bayeux Commonwealth War Cemetery, Centre Juno Beach, Deadman’s Corner Museum, and Gourbesville.  There are plenty of more galleries to come as I catch up on the 2014 and 2015 trips.  Please check out our photo page and leave some comments on what you see!

New Photos for the World War II Galleries

World War II Photos for Events, Battlefields and Museums

Carentan Parade

70th D-Day Parade in Carentan

I have been working hard to catalog, organize and now upload the countless photos taken by the Making History Project over the years for trips to conduct Veteran interviews, attend World War II events or to tour World War II battlefields and museums.  New World War II photo galleries have been added for Amfreville, Arromanches, and Carentan in addition to those already in place for Omaha Beach, St. Mere Eglise and Utah Beach.  This is just the start as there are many more galleries to add.  Please check out our photo page and leave some comments on what you see!

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, November 6, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Preserving History: The Veterans History Project via the US Library of Congress

The Veterans History Project honors the lives and service of all American veterans –not only the warriors but all who have served their country, “From the motor pool to the mess hall,” as director Robert Patrick puts it. VHP collects, preserves and makes available the stories and memorabilia of American veterans so that future generations may better understand the realities of military life and of war. To date, VHP has collected items from over 98,000 veterans, about 15% of which is available online.

Read more here

 

History Tools: Exactly, a new tool to transfer digital oral history files

In Celebration of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, I want to offer you a sneak peek at a new tool we have developed and are readying for release.   This tool will enable a user friendly way for non-archivists or non-digital preservation specialists to safely transfer born digital data to the archive utilizing stringent digital preservation standards…for free.  First, a little context. 

Read more here

 

History Maker: Female Russian Fighter Ace

Lidiya Vladimirovna Litvyak, also known as Lydia Litviak or Lilya Litviak, was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With at least 12 solo victories and at least four shared kills over a total of 66 combat missions, over about two years of missions, she was the first female fighter pilot to shoot down an enemy plane, the first female fighter pilot to earn the title fighter ace, and the holder of the record for the greatest number of kills by a female fighter pilot. She was shot down near Orel during the Battle of Kursk as she attacked a package of German planes.

Read more here

 

History Maker: 103 Year Old US WW2 Veteran has birthday and still works full-time

102883238-tdy_jones_oldest_150726.530x298A 103 year old World War Two US veteran, who served in the US Air Force, is still working a full time job in Winfieldtown, Kansas.

Read more here

 

Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.