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.
|Person: Joseph Clark||3 Jun 2020|
|Ship: Bennington||15 May 2020|
|Person: Theodore Chandler||8 May 2020|
|Person: Aubrey Fitch||15 Apr 2020|
|Facility: Manzanar War Relocation Center||17 Jan 2020|
|Document: Letter from Albert Einstein to Franklin Roosevelt||3 Jan 2020|
|Facility: Kahului Naval Air Station||20 Dec 2019|
|Person: John Morris||13 Dec 2019|
|Aircraft: A-36A Mustang||13 Nov 2019|
|Book Review: The Indestructible Man||21 Aug 2019|
|Ship: U-505||26 Jul 2019|
|Weapon: Mousetrap Anti-Submarine Rocket||10 Jul 2019|
|Person: Dixie Kiefer||12 Jun 2019|
|Ship: Portland||20 Jul 2018|
|Book Review: B-29 Superfortress: A Comprehensive Registry of the Planes and Their Missions||20 Jun 2018|
|Book Review: Lucky's Life||22 Sep 2017|
|Book Review: Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941||20 Aug 2017|
|Book Review: Carrier Warfare in the Pacific||8 Jun 2017|
|Document: Interrogation of Commander Mochitsura Hashimoto||31 Mar 2017|
|Document: Presidential Executive Order Number 9066 Authorizing the Internment of Japanese-Americans||24 Mar 2017|
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Timeline ContributionsDavid Stubblebine has also contributed 801 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 5 Sep 1944: Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Part of Night Air Group 104 on board.
» 20 Jun 1944: USS Yorktown (Essex-class) steamed west while search planes groped for the fleeing enemy task force. Contact was made with the enemy late in the day and Yorktown?s planes attack the Japanese carrier Zuikaku.
» 25 Oct 1944: After six days of shore bombardments of the island of Leyte in the Philippines, USS Portland withdrew to join the battleship and cruiser force tasked with intercepting Japan's Southern Force in the Surigao Strait. Portland was part of the force that crossed the "T" of the Japanese force and directed most of her fire against the cruiser Mogami. After the decisive victory in the Surigao Strait, Portland returned to Leyte Gulf and prepared to fend off Japan's Center Force, then engaged with Task Force 77.4.3 in the Battle off Samar.
» 4 Apr 1942: German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 torpedoed and sunk the Dutch freighter Alphacca off the French Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire). 15 were killed and 52 were rescued.
» 30 Jun 1944: USS Yorktown (Essex-class) left Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and headed back to the Mariana Islands and the Bonin Islands.
» 2 Nov 1944: USS Ticonderoga departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
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