David Stubblebine

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.

Latest Contributions

Book Review: Lucky's Life22 Sep 2017 
Book Review: Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 194120 Aug 2017 
Book Review: Carrier Warfare in the Pacific8 Jun 2017 
Document: Interrogation of Commander Mochitsura Hashimoto31 Mar 2017 
Document: Presidential Executive Order Number 9066 Authorizing the Internment of Japanese-Americans24 Mar 2017 
Person: Tai Sing Loo13 Feb 2017 
Ship: Nevada14 Jan 2017 
Book Review: She Flew Bombers: From the Factories to the Bases During World War II6 Jan 2017 
Ship: Reuben James18 Nov 2016 
Ship: Randolph11 Nov 2016 
Event: United States Neutrality Patrol31 Oct 2016 
Vehicle: CMP5 Aug 2016 
Document: Interview with Stuart Murray29 Jul 2016 
Ship: Stord17 Jun 2016 
Person: Edward Steichen13 May 2016 
Ship: Chester28 Jan 2016 
Book Review: Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine and the First American First Ship It Sank7 Jan 2016 
Document: Heydrich's Instructions for Measures Against Jews (Kristallnacht)23 Dec 2015 
Event: Lidice Massacre14 Dec 2015 
Ship: Lexington (Essex-class)17 Nov 2015 
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Photographs/Maps Contributions

US Coast Guard cutter John C. Spencer departing on her maiden voyage to US Territory of Alaska from New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 19 May 1937Ford GPW radio communications Jeep in operations in North Africa, 1942-1943Typical King George VI of the United Kingdom, date unknown
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Videos

Tests of Radio-Control Planes Conducted by Utility Squadron Six 1943The Fighting LadyNewsreel of Japanese signing formal instruments of surrender aboard USS Missouri

Timeline Contributions

David Stubblebine has also contributed 652 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 24 Nov 1944: USS Yorktown (Essex-class) arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands. Read More
» 17 May 1945: Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Single day maximum of catapult launches (22).
» 9 Jan 1945: 15 SB2C, 6 TBM, and 7 F6F aircraft from USS Ticonderoga attacked their secondary target Heito Airfield in southern Taiwan (the primary target, Toyohara Arfield in the Taichu area, was covered in clouds), damaging the facilities at the loss of a SB2C aircraft of Air Group 80 crewed by Lieutenant Palmer and Aviation Radioman's Mate Third Class Adelbert Ring. Read More
» 24 Sep 1944: USS Ticonderoga arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. Read More
» 2 Jun 1943: Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of Air Group 9 on board.




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1. Zdenek Kocab says:
3 Jul 2010 09:53:04 AM

Hello Mr Stubblebine, Do you know the EXACT DAY of promotion of George S. Welch to 2nd Lt, 1st Lt, Capt and also Maj? I am from the Czech republic and very interested in US aces of the second world war. I was not able to find. This info anywhere were not mentioned even in Stars and Bars by Frank Olynyk. I realised you are probably the only one that might know the answer. Please help me. Many thanks for the information and for your time. Regards Zdenek Kocab
2. Anonymous says:
24 Sep 2011 09:45:53 AM

Hello Mr. Stubblebine, I saw a picture of a Willys Jeep Serial number 20329531. The car is shown while unloaded from a horsa glieder. We own this vehicle and would like to find out more about the history of the vehicle. The car is in an extremely good condition, unrestored, and looks as if it just came from production. Do you know where the picture was taken? Thank you very much in advance! Best Regards!
3. James Bechtol says:
8 Dec 2011 07:45:04 PM

I was on the internet looking up information on my step father. I typed in the name of his plane ( B-24 Jerks Natural)& found a photo of it that you submitted. He was a pilot & lost hearing partially in one ear from the engine noise. He kept the photo you submitted on his dresser. He was also on the cover of LIFE with his bomber group.
4. ROBERT C. STAPLES says:
19 Jan 2012 09:58:45 AM

David, Just ran across your picture of my father flying the OS2U kingfisher aircraft over the Caribbean. I don't think he ever saw this photo. I know I've never seen it. I helped him write a book about his aviation career. Anyway, just thought I would say thanks. Bob Staples
5. Robert Streit says:
27 May 2013 01:06:56 PM

In your photo of senior staff, 7th Marines HQ, Cape Gloucester, Jan. 10, 1944, the Marines are L to R Victor Streit (my father, now living in Jupiter, FL), Chesty Puller, Farrell, Cross, Musselwhite, Aubuchon. Can you verify the date? My father believes the photo could have been taken in March 1944.
6. dick wiersma says:
29 Jun 2014 06:35:33 PM

miss ruth was my dads planr(crew cheif)wilson was picked up by another plane. both my dad and wilson told us that. tks dick
7. Craig Dupler says:
8 Jul 2014 12:09:44 PM

Hello, I saw your photo of a Boeing 307 ex-TWA 'Cherokee', at Vientiene, Laos, 11 Mar 1975. Do you have any more information about that plane? I'm doing research for the Museum of Flight. If possible, we would like to locate and visit the wreck. As I understand it, there was a 1986 report of it in the river someplace, but the report I saw was sufficiently vague that it could have been anyplace along a 300 mile stretch of river. Thanks!
8. Don Larson says:
4 Nov 2014 07:17:23 PM

Hello David, I am very interested in the source of the photo tagged "TBF at Munda" I am hoping there maybe more photos of Munda Airfield in this series. Can you assist? My uncle Lt William R Larson was stationed there with VC 38 and I am researching any pictures of Munda airfield in Oct to Dec 1943. Thank you
9. Glenn Gava says:
10 Feb 2015 09:22:56 AM

OMG. Thank you for responding to my request. I would be interested in anything that you can find on my father's service in the Navy.( Peter Stanley Gava )There is a picture in a book about the Franklin where they are buring someone at sea that he thinks he is the man at the rear. Again thanks.
10. Peter Campo says:
1 Mar 2015 08:08:44 PM

Is there a picture with names of men standing behind MacArthur on USS Missouri and also signed the *** surrender?
11. Rick.M says:
13 May 2015 01:37:31 PM

The picture of the B-24 over Iwo Jima -- Deadeye II -- was piloted by my dad, Lt. Warren Myllenbeck, USAAF; 392nd BS/ 30th BG/7th AF. I have pictures of the plane, my dad and his crew if you are interested. In all, he flew 52 combat missions in the Central Pacific -- two tours.
12. Alejandro Irausquin says:
4 Jun 2015 09:44:16 AM

David, hello from Venezuela. We have been researching the crash of a OS2U Kingfisher aircraft in "Cerro Santa Ana" (Santa Ana mountain) in Paraguana, Falcon state, Venezuela, in July 1942 while serving in the Caribbean, at Curacao . A report pointed out the name of your father, James Stubbleine (the misspelling come from the report) & Russel Rupell, as crew of the plane. Do you have any record of that crash? We have been unable to find more info on it. There is a somehow nice story on what happened to the plane, that I will also like to share with you. Thanks in advance Alejandro Irausquin - LAAHS Oscar Garcia Humberto Arias Fabian Capecchi
13. Peter Campo says:
25 Jun 2015 01:45:39 PM

How come that show more photos of Teddy and Zhuchov that Spaatz and de la Tasseny at The Berlin-Karshorst signing. You hardly ever see of photo of them together. Know if there are pictures of each signing the surrender?
14. Peter Campo says:
29 Jun 2015 12:26:34 PM

Here's a tuffy: There is (in German) credentials for Jodl to sign the surrender in Rheims. I have a copy. But it is so blurred I can't get it read by anyone. Can you help? Thanks for all the past help
15. Peter Campo says:
15 Oct 2015 11:37:35 AM

How come there are no photos at the Luneburg-Heath surrender table with Kinzel and Poleck's faces. Especially Col Fritz Poleck, can't find pictures of him.
16. Bobby English says:
5 Apr 2016 08:02:52 AM

Hi, Without these books you are ignorant of the criminals who caused both World Wars! America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones by Antony C. Sutton Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler by Antony C. Sutton Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Antony C. Sutton Wall Street and FDR by Antony C. Sutton The Federal Reserve Conspiracy by Antony C. Sutton The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Antony C. Sutton National Suicide: Military aid to the Soviet Union by Antony C. Sutton Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1930-1945 by Antony C. Sutton Trilaterals over America by Antony C. Sutton How The Order Controls Education by Antony C. Sutton really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — 2 editions Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1917-1930 by Antony C. Sutton Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1945 to 1965 by Antony C. Sutton Trilaterals over Washington by Antony C. Sutton, Patrick M. Wood An Introduction to the Order by Antony C. Sutton Energy: The Created Crisis by Antony C. Sutton The War On Gold by Antony C. Sutton How the Order Creates War & Revolution by Antony C. Sutton Gold For Survival Gold For Survival by Antony C. Sutton Technological Treason Technological Treason by Antony C. Sutton Trilateral over America Trilateral over America by Antony C. Sutton The Secret Cult of the Order The Secret Cult of the Order by Antony C. Sutton The Diamond Connection: A M... The Diamond Connection: A Manual For Investors by Antony C. Sutton Wall Street et l'ascension ... Wall Street et l'ascension de Hitler by Antony C. Sutton, Jean-François Goulon (Translator) THE "SKULL AND BONES" CULT ... THE "SKULL AND BONES" CULT CREATES WARS FOR PROFIT AND POWER! by Antony C. Sutton National Security And Trade With The Soviet Union by Antony C. Sutton Cold Fusion: The Secret Energy Revolution by Antony C. Sutton WWall Street et la Révolution bolchevique by Antony C. Sutton, Olivier Goulon (Translator) Two Faces Of George Bush by Antony C. Sutton ANNOTATED-AMERICA'S SECRET ESTABLISHMENT ! (THE HIJACKING OF AMERICA - The Most Important Book of 2012) by Antony C. Sutton, Charles Conway (Introduction)
17. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
5 Apr 2016 04:57:54 PM

Mr. English: Thank you for your comment and your suggested reading list. I shall take all of it under advisement. I notice that your reading list has 29 items on it that are all from the same author. I am vaguely familiar with Mr. Sutton and am aware that he was provocative (in the best sense of the word) even in his own time but he was (is) still just one voice. I concede that I may do well to read more of his writings in order to make myself more well-rounded on the subject but I submit that you may wish to read more than just one author for the sake of your own well-roundedness. I have never shirked away from acknowledging America’s own black eyes in the run up to and throughout World War II. But when the moralities of all the world’s nations from the 1930s & 1940s are balanced against one another, I still believe the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nationalist China rise to the top while Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, Mao Zedong, and Stalin all sink to the bottom. Did Roosevelt behave perfectly? No, he didn’t. Did Churchill behave perfectly? Certainly not. Was Wall Street complicit in Hitler’s rise? No doubt. But it is still possible for the United States and Britain to come out of that melee as the good guys – partly because the other guys were SO bad but not just that. I believe the United States emerged from World War II as the best of the bullies on the block and that was the best any nation could have achieved in those days. To be sure, America was not perfect then and it is not perfect now; but you don’t have to be perfect to be good. Others may assess this altogether differently and they are free to do so; I respect those views too. Thank you again for your comment.
18. Stafford-Ames Morse says:
7 Dec 2016 01:41:24 PM

Lived at Waialee, Oahu and just north of our home is a hill that the Army had radar station and the operator reported to his officer there that a fleet of planes were sighted. The officer told him yes, they were ours from the mainland...... Have photo of the that hill.
19. Roy A Bowers says:
23 Feb 2017 05:24:23 PM

Thank you for forwarding all the info on my Dad, Roy J Bowers. Please let me know where I can contribute or donate to help with this great work you are involved in.
20. Anonymous says:
20 May 2017 04:30:05 PM

Do you have WWII 1944 Willys MB JEEP TITLE. 3-4 months prior to D- Day? Also 1944 BANTUM trailer title

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