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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Thunderbirds

45 caliber

World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor are captured vividly at the 45th Infantry Division Museum.


Features

Carmen Forman
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the nation’s subsequent entry into World War II. But Dec. 7, 1941, and its aftermath of infamy don’t feel so distant at Oklahoma City’s 45th Infantry Division Museum.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New war, new casualties

Back from war in Afghanistan, many Oklahoma veterans are finding a new battleground in civilian life.


News

Ben Fenwick
World War II: The invasion of Italy at Anzio, a beachhead south of Rome, proved to be one of the grimmest battles fought by Americans. A force of more than 150,000 troops that included Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division — the Thunderbirds — spent months fighting the Germans for the road to Rome. They suffered some of the worst casualties of the war. By the end, 43,000 Allied troops, nearly a third, were killed or injured.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
 
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