ww2dbaseDavid Stubblebine lives in California and is a retired public safety officer (police and fire). Before entering this field, his undergraduate major at the University of California at Santa Cruz meandered from mathematics to religious studies to criminal justice.
ww2dbaseDavidâ€™s interest in World War II began as a study into his father's Navy career as a carrier pilot in the Pacific during 1944 & 1945. Applying his investigative skills and desire to learn just one more detail, he is expanding the study to include the broader context of the Pacific conflict and the Global Conflict.
|Ship: Bogue||22 Dec 2021Â|
|Weapon: G7es Type V||17 Nov 2021Â|
|Ship: Card||10 Nov 2021Â|
|Weapon: Mark XXIV||27 Oct 2021Â|
|Weapon: Type 95||20 Oct 2021Â|
|Weapon: Type 93||13 Oct 2021Â|
|Weapon: Mark XV||6 Oct 2021Â|
|Weapon: Mark XIV||22 Sep 2021Â|
|Ship: Tinosa||15 Sep 2021Â|
|Ship: Bowfin||25 Aug 2021Â|
|Person: Vannevar Bush||4 Aug 2021Â|
|Weapon: VT Radio Proximity||7 Jul 2021Â|
|Ship: Nashville||23 Jun 2021Â|
|Person: Henry Plage||2 Jun 2021Â|
|Ship: Tabberer||26 May 2021Â|
|Event: Typhoon Connie||19 May 2021Â|
|Weapon: HVAR||12 May 2021Â|
|Weapon: Mark 12 5-inch/38 caliber||21 Apr 2021Â|
|Event: Operation Frantic||14 Apr 2021Â|
|Other: Blood Chit||5 Apr 2021Â|
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Timeline ContributionsDavid Stubblebine has also contributed 1,971 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.Â» 19 Apr 1944: United States Army General Douglas MacArthur and an Army observation party transferred from motor torpedo boat PT-192 to the cruiser USS Nashville off Cape Cretin, New Guinea to observe the landings at Aitape and Hollandia, New Guinea three days later.
Â» 5 Aug 1945: Escort carrier USS Bogue departed Pearl Harbor bound for Alameda, California.
Â» 8 Dec 1943: Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Four officers and 99 men of GROPAC-4 departed.
Â» 4 Feb 1944: USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and her task group retired to the Fleet anchorage at recently secured Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Â» 23 Aug 1938: Vannevar Bush was appointed to the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Â» 10 Nov 1943: The day after arriving at Norfolk, Virginia, escort carrier USS Card received a delegation of dignitaries including seven flag officers: Admiral Royal Ingersoll (Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet), Vice Admiral Patrick Bellinger (Commander for Air, Atlantic Fleet), Vice Admiral Alexander Sharp (Commander of Service Forces, Atlantic Fleet), Rear Admiral Walter Kilpatrick (Chief of Staff to Commander Atlantic Fleet), Rear Admiral David LeBretan (Commandant 5th Naval District), Rear Admiral Gerald Bogan (Commander Fleet Air, Norfolk), and Rear Admiral Calvin Durgin (Commander Fleet Air, Quonset). In a mere 40 minutes aboard the ship, the following award presentations were made: Captain Arnold Isbell (Commanding Officer USS Card and Commander Task Group 21.14) received the Navy Distinguished Service Medal; Lieutenant Commanders Herbert Hill (Commanding Officer USS Barry), Hinton Smith (Commanding Officer USS Goff), and Howard Avery (Commanding Officer Composite Squadron VC-9) received the Legion of Merit; Lieutenant Charles Hutchins (Commanding Officer USS Borie) received the Navy Cross; and a Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to USS Card, USS Barry, USS Borie, USS Goff, Composite Squadron VC-1, Composite Squadron VC-9, and all men who served in these elements during the Task Group 21.14 operations. LtCdr Avery would also receive the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross for later actions while commanding VC-9 from USS Card. Further, Squadron VC-9, all ships of the task group, and all men therein during this sortie were authorized to wear Battle Star E211 on their European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon.
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