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.
|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|
|Ship: Shaw||5 Mar 2021Â|
|Ship: Growler||13 Jan 2021Â|
|Other: United States Army and Navy World War II Engagement Stars (Battle Stars)||23 Dec 2020Â|
|Ship: Hoel||25 Nov 2020Â|
|Ship: Pasadena||18 Nov 2020Â|
|Ship: Cummings||21 Oct 2020Â|
|Facility: Puget Sound Navy Yard||7 Oct 2020Â|
|Facility: Borinquen Field||25 Sep 2020Â|
|Ship: Helm||16 Sep 2020Â|
|Ship: Northampton||21 Aug 2020Â|
|Ship: New Orleans||14 Aug 2020Â|
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Timeline ContributionsDavid Stubblebine has also contributed 1,410 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.Â» 4 Oct 1942: German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed at Lorient, France on her fourth patrol to the northern coast of South America.
Â» 10 Nov 1944: USS Ticonderoga reversed course and traveled for the Philippine Islands at flank speed; she was located about 800 miles east of the Philippine Islands.
Â» 21 Jun 1944: USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and Task Force 58 chased the enemy but made no contact with the Japanese fleet.
Â» 15 Apr 1946: USS Maryland arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and was placed in an inactive status.
Â» 11 Sep 1943: Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Torpedo Squadron 16 (VT-16) departed. Part of Bombing Squadron 16 (VB-16) departed.
Â» 30 Jun 1943: While covering the landings on Rendova, Solomon Islands, destroyer USS Ralph Talbot engaged attacking Japanese Mitsubishi G3M 'Nell' bombers armed with torpedoes. Firing 5-inch shells fitted with VT proximity fuzes from her 5-inch/38 caliber guns, Ralph Talbot accounted for three bombers shot down on her own and one more shared with other ships. During the attack, one torpedo struck attack transport USS McCawley causing her to go dead in the water. Ralph Talbot came alongside and took aboard 300 McCawley officers and men. Three hours later, McCawley was sunk by torpedoes from US PT Boats.
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