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I read this morning a bit about the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Coral Sea, Guadalcanal and Pearl Harbor.

This evening I read about the prisoner-of-war camp my late cousin B.B. Lewis was interred in during World War Two. He started as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft 3.  This camp was the site of the Great Escape. But  my cousin just spent months there--from February 1945 when he was transported there after being shot down over the Czech Republic to April 1945 when the camp was liberated.

I also found the enlistment record from 1941 for my late uncle Colbert Stott. He joined the national guard and eventually became one of the people attached to a battery in Alaska. He was present during the 1942 Japanese attack on Dutch Harbor. The enlistment record suggested he enlisted in the National Guard in 1941, before Pearl Harbor.

I ate purple corn flakes for breakfast with skim milk
I had a subway sandwich and baked chips for lunch
I had a chicken breast, green beans, small blue potatoes and part of a sweet potato

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Date: 2017-08-16 04:34 am (UTC)
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After reading this, I spent about an hour reading about Stalag Luft 3 and looking at pictures. I found one interesting site where someone has recreated scenes from the camp in miniature.

https://ebobminiatures.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/the-great-escape-stalag-luft-iii/

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