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December 7

This year Arizona lost one of our few remaining direct connections to the events surrounding the Imperial Japanese Navy attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Betty Tackaberry Blake died in Scottsdale in April 2015. I’ve copied here the Wikipedia entry [link to article, which includes footnotes] I assembled in […]

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A Scottsdale WASP

In my earlier article about the 1st Air Commando Group, I told you about a largely unsung collection of intrepid airmen from World War II. There are so many stories like that one, including the story of the WASPs. Long before the term “White Anglo-Saxon Protestant” came into popular use as a demographic descriptor, “WASP” […]

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