Category Archives: Army

What is your UFO story?

The first reported sighting of a flying saucer was in the state of Washington in late June 1947. In less than two weeks reports were pouring in, including from our area. I looked at a sampling of local newspapers on … Continue reading

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Visit to Camp Security in 1905

I found this article from the July 21, 1905 York newspaper, probably the York Daily, in the Jere Carl scrapbooks at the York County History Center. Little articles about Camp Security pop up every now and then in the old newspapers. … Continue reading

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York County servicemen and servicewomen star in local news, Part Two

My recent post shared some of the World War II related items from one page of the Gazette and Daily of October 1943. The rest are transcribed below. We might tend today to forget how such a major conflict affects … Continue reading

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York County servicemen and servicewomen star in local news, Part One

I often use newspapers of the past to look into the lives of those who have proceeded us. The York County History Center has local newspapers on microfilm from the late 1700s up to the present. In addition, the YCHC … Continue reading

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York County sent lots of Bundles for Britain

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system … Continue reading

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Symposium and lecture to feature noted General Jacob L. Devers scholars

Which four-star World War II general was an important advocate of tanks, helicopters and DUKW (“duck boats”) for the U.S. Army? No, not one of those other guys who are household names today with the help of popular biographies, films … Continue reading

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York County Army nurse had a long military career

Sources say that about 350,000 women served in the United States armed forces during World War II. WACS (Women’s Army Corps), WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service in the Navy, women in the Coast Guard (SPARS) and Women Marines … Continue reading

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New publication highlights York County men and women in World War I

I don’t know as much as I would like to about World War I, including the involvement of York County people in that Great War. This year is the 100th anniversary of what was then thought to be “the war … Continue reading

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York County’s General Jacob L. Devers is getting some long-overdue recognition

Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson’s Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945, the third volume of his popular World War II trilogy is getting rave reviews. I haven’t read it yet, but from the excerpts that … Continue reading

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Red Lion Cabinet Company World War II products

As I mentioned in my recent York Sunday News column, from 1942 to 1945 the Red Lion Cabinet Company was dedicated to making products for the military, working with other companies as part of the York Plan, a locally initiated … Continue reading

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