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.
ww2dbaseDavid’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.
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Timeline ContributionsDavid Stubblebine has also contributed 756 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 2 Sep 1945: At Truk Atoll, Caroline Islands, USS Portland received aboard Lieutenant General Shunzaburo Magikura of the Japanese Imperial Army, Vice Admiral Chuichi Hara of the Japanese Imperial Navy, Rear Admiral Aritaka Aihara of the Japanese Imperial Navy and head of the Eastern Branch of the Japanese South Seas Government and their aides. Together, they surrendered all islands and territories under their commands to Vice Admiral George Murray, acting on behalf of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. Immediately following the signing of the surrender documents, Portland departed Truk bound for Guam. Read More
» 15 Feb 1945: USS Ticonderoga arrived at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States for extensive repairs. Read More
» 24 Nov 1944: USS Chester bombarded Iwo Jima, Japan. Read More
» 6 Jun 1944: USS Yorktown (Essex-class) stood out of Majuro, Marshall Islands with Task Force 58 bound for the Mariana Islands. Read More
» 16 Jul 1943: Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Four new barracks turned over to station.
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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944