#AceHistoryRemembers A rare helmet which dates back almost 100 years has been unearthed and returned to West Midlands Police to preserve for generations to come the distinctive headwear has been traced to a PC Ernest Tipler who served with the force for almost 30 years before retiring in the 1940s. #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.23: A rare helmet which dates back almost 100 years has been unearthed and returned to West Midlands Police to preserve for generations to come: The historic helmet was worn by an officer from Birmingham City Police during the early 20th Century #AceHistoryDesk reports

historic helmet

The distinctive headwear has been traced to a PC Ernest Tipler who served with the force for almost 30 years before retiring in the 1940s.

It is synonymous with the early 1900s due to having a spike; which was replaced with a rounded top after that period.

Ernest TiplerThe distinctive headwear has been traced to a PC Ernest Tipler

The helmet – along with two old badges from Wolverhampton Police – were recently acquired by a member of the public, Nick Davis, who has kindly handed them to the West Midlands Police Museum………………..The Wolverhampton Borough Police badge is believed to date back to the Victorian period while the Wolverhampton Special Constabulary one is thought to be over 60 years old………………..They were recently received by Chief Constable Dave Thompson and will form part of the fascinating collection of items and artefacts from the force’s heritage.

hat closeupThe rare helmet will go on display at the Police Museum

Inspector Steve Rice, a heritage lead at WMP, said: “We are extremely grateful to receive this historic helmet which will feature greatly within our collection…………..”It reflects back to a period of policing many, many decades ago and it is always intriguing to see how times and equipment changes………………….”We don’t believe there are many of these still in existence and both the helmet and badges will help to further showcase our heritage.” ……….The museum based at Sparkhill police station is due to move a new location where the collection can be more widely viewed by the public.

Source: WM Police Report: Published: September.23: 2018:

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FEATURED BLOGGER: Japan – June 1945 by //Pacific Paratrooper

From: the diary of Commander Tadakazu Yoshioka, 26th Air Flotilla, Luzon

Hidecki Tojo meets with Wang and other officials

… following the Vassal’s Conference, a new ‘Gist of the Future War Guidance’ was issued say:

Policy: Based upon the firm belief that Loyalty to His Majesty should be fulfilled even though one should be born seven times, the war must be accomplished completely with the unified power of the land and the unified power of the people in order to protect the nationality of our nation, to defend the Imperial Domain, and to attain the object of the war subjugation.

Meanwhile however overtures were being made to the Allies via Moscow, as the Soviet Union had not yet declared war on Japan. But the negotiations faltered when Stalin and Molotov headed to Berlin to attend the Potsdam Conference. One result of the conference was the declaration demanding Japan’s unconditional surrender. When some began to voice their fear that the Soviet would break its neutrality agreement and attack Japanese forces in Manchuria, Secretary Tanemura berated his colleagues for defeatism, “They should be planning for victory on the mainland.,”

Tannemura said, “In the evening, I received an unofficial order from the Chief of the Military Affairs Bureau, Yoshizumi, transferring me as a staff officer to the Korean Army. Simultaneously with thanking my superior for the favor of giving me a place to die at this final phase of the war, I left the Imperial General Headquarters after 5 years and 8 months with the feeling of utter shame in my inability to serve His Majesty, which led to this situation. I will compensate for my past crime by burying my bones on the front line.”

Tanemura was captured in Korea and spent 4½ years in a Soviet prisoner-of-war camp before being returned to Japan in January 1950.

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Evacuation of school children into rural areas.

The Japanese home front was elaborately organized, block by block, with full-scale food rationing and many controls over labor. The government used propaganda heavily and planned in minute detail regarding the mobilization of manpower, identification of critical choke points, food supplies, logistics, air raid shelters, and the evacuation of children and civilians from targeted cities. Food supplies were very tight before the heavy bombing began in the Fall of ’44 and then grew to a crisis

Agricultural production in the home islands held up well during the war until the bombing started. It fell from an index of 110 in 1942 to 84 in 1944 and only 65 in 1945. Worse, imports dried up. The Japanese food rationing system was effective throughout the war, and there were no serious incidences of malnutrition. A government survey in Tokyo showed that in 1944 families depended on the black market for 9% of their rice, 38% of their fish, and 69% of their vegetables.

The Japanese domestic food supply depended upon imports, which were largely cut off by the American submarine and bombing campaigns. Likewise there was little deep sea fishing, so that the fish ration by 1941 was mostly squid harvested from coastal waters. The result was a growing food shortage, especially in the cities. There was some malnutrition but no reported starvation. Despite government rationing of food, some families were forced to spend more than their monthly income could offer on black market food purchases. They would rely on savings or exchange food for clothes or other possessions

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Farewell Salutes –

John Antolik – Nanticoke, PA; US Army, Korea, Co. A/85th Tank Battalion, Cpl.

Edward Brook – Lancashire, ENG; Royal Navy, WWII

Glenn Frazier – AL; US Army, WWII, PTO, Col., 75th Ordnance Co., (Bataan March survivor)

Josseph Gagner – Cranston, RI; US Coast Guard, Academy graduate, Chief Petty Officer (Ret. 20y.)

James Howard – Maiden Rock, WI; US Army, WWII

William Liell – Staten Island, NY; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, Co. C/511th // Co. A/187th RCT, Korea

Max McLaughlin – Mobile, AL; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, 11th Airborne Division

Freddie Oversteegen – Schoten, BEL; Civilian resistance fighter, WWII

Leonard Tyma – Dyer, IN; USMC, WWII, KIA (Betio)

James Welch – Salt Lake City, UT; USMC, WWII, PTO, Purple Heart

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FEATURED BLOGGER: Gen. Robert Eichelberger Remembers by //Pacific Paratrooper

From: “Our Jungle Road to Tokyo”

Generals Eichelberger & MacArthur

I remembers a story Bob Shoe told on himself. During the hottest of the fighting on Negros, he was making a trip to the front to look over the situation. His jeep passed through a weary column of the 503rd Parachute Regiment which had been relieved after many hours of fighting and was on its way to the rear.

General Shoe is completely free of pretentiousness; he was born honest and friendly. When he stopped for a drink at a spring, he spoke to a grimy paratrooper. His question didn’t mean anything; it was merely passing the time of day.

“How are things at the front?” Shoe asked cheerfully.

11th Airborne paradrop

The veteran paratrooper, probably 20 years old, looked at Shoe’s clean uniform and his star and his jeep with elaborate boredom and said nothing. Shoe went on to the front and was promptly shot. It was a bloody wound and the stretcher which carried him toward the rear was thoroughly incarnadined.

On the way back, his stretcher was stopped by a military traffic jam, and he found himself again among the walking 503rd. He asw the same redheaded young Pfc he had encountered back at the spring. The Pfc was friendly now. He grinned. “General,” he said, ” how are things at the front?”

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Our Jungle Road to Tokyo”

I took a flying boat to Jolo, Philippines. The USS Boise dropped anchor in Jolo Harbor and I rejoined General MacArthur, who reported the Borneo expedition completely successful. After a tour of the island, we went back aboard the Boise and headed for Davao City. Gen. Kenney, who now commanded both the 5th Air Force and the 13th Air Force, was aboard. George and I spent 2 hours discussing the Philippines campaign and the problems which lay ahead.

That evening MacArthur talked to us for almost 2 hours about coming events and next morning we landed at Davao City. We went as far as Mintal, where Jack Clifford and his troops had not yet been able to end their struggle against a stubborn enemy.

But we had reason to observe that massive artillery support – now under command of Hugh Cort – was true, accurate and devastating. It was then that MacArthur told me he did not believe there were 4,000 Japanese left alive on Mindanao. The surrender figures at war end were 23,000 enemy soldiers, showed how wrong he was.

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Generals Eichelberger & MacArthur

I was proud of the job the 41st Division had accomplished at Zambo when the fighting was done. They laid down their guns and went to work. They cut weeds and they cleaned out debris. They became good neighbors.

The Japanese had refused to allow Catholic Filipinos (and there were a good many in that Moslem area), to worship at the ancient shrine of Bien Bemido al Virgen del Pilar. The shrine was about the size of an American sandwich shop and was tucked into a space along a section of the Fort Pilar wall which had fallen into ruin.

GIs of the 41st Signal Company went to the work of repair and finally put up a sign welcoming all nationalities to worship there again. Before long, there were hundreds of burning candles.

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Farewell Salutes –

Paul Anderson – Fargo, ND; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO, Air-Sea Rescue

Joseph Bacigalupi – Little Silver, NJ; US Army

Edwin Bullington – Prairies Grove, AR; US Navy, USS Observation Island, photographer

Harry Doty – Milford, IN; US Army, WWII, artillery

Leonard Fenimore – Cabria, PA; US Army Air Corps, WWII, PTO, SSgt., 11th Airborne Division

Aaron Justice – Weirton, WV; US Army, WWII, ETO

David Lessin – Newark, NJ; US Army, Major, Medical Corps

Gerald Rothaermel – Bridgeport, CAN; Canadian Air Force, WWII

Leonard Solomon – Brooklyn, NY; US Army, WWII, ATO, TSgt., 42nd Coast Artillery of Engineers

Norman Wecker – Chicago Heights, IL; US Navy, WWII, PBY pilot

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FEATURED BLOGGER: The Generals, Australians and Borneo (2) | //Pacific Paratrooper

[continued from the previous post where the Generals were on the island of Labaun after the Australian troops had landed to take it back from the Japanese.]

From: “General Kenney Reports”

The Borneo Campaign Map

We got to the USS Boise and the next morning we all went over to the beach near Brooketon. Gen. Wooten joined us. We waded through a half mile of swamp to a road where 6 jeeps picked us up and drove into the town of Brooketon itself. The place was completely wrecked by bombing.

Australian soldiers firing artillery, Borneo

Wooten said they encountered very little opposition until they got about 10 miles inland, where they were in contact with about 500 Japs who were dug in on a hill commanding the road. He had radioed for some airplanes from Palawan to blast their artillery out of the hills so he could use the road.

MacArthur, of course, wanted to see what as going on, so we climbed in the jeeps and headed off for more trouble. About 5 miles down the road we came to an overturned Jap truck. It seemed that about 2 hours before, the truck with 12 Nips on board, had dashed along the road with the lights turned on, the horns blowing, and the fools all yelling “Banzai”, heading for the Aussies who were marching toward them. The Aussie machine-gunners had taken care of the truck and all the Japs.

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MacArthur on Labaun, Borneo 10 June 1945

From: “The Australian Experience”

The decision to bring forward the OBOE VI operation, on the western side of Borneo, was a strategic surprise to the Japanese. The area around Brunei Bay facilitated rapid deployments and operational maneuver from the sea. General MacArthur set Z-Day as 10 June 1945. Naval and landing force command for the Brunei Bay amphibious assault, landing 33,500 personnel and 49,500 tons of supplies and equipment was delegated to Rear Admiral Royal, and Major General George Wootten, commander of the Australian 9th Division.

The Brunei Bay operation was, according to MacArthur, ‘flawlessly executed’. Between 10 June 1945 and the end of the war, the fighting at Brunei Bay and Labuan led to the loss of 119 Australians killed and a further 221 wounded. At least eight Americans lost their lives and 55 were wounded. The Japanese lost 1,375 and 130 captured during this operation, although guerillas probably killed another 1,800 throughout British Borneo.

Borneo, 1945

The order of battle for the ground forces for the OBOE II is indicative of the Australian Army’s approach. Australians made up 94 per cent of the invasion force. It was built around the Australian 7th Infantry Division. The major Australian contribution, its nine infantry battalions (in three brigades) were central to the activities of the ground force. The Australian artillery and armored units were allocated an infantry support role, and were not well versed in the application of combined arms teams.

The US Army provided the specialist amphibious ship-to-shore units for the Australian division. While the Australian Army was responsible for beach operations, the Navy provided a Beachmaster and the RAN Beach Commandos. The NEI troops did fight but were also employed as interpreters and as security for the Netherland Indies civil affairs organization. The RAAF airfield construction squadrons, which were attached to the ground force commander, were to land early and have an airbase ready for Allied aircraft in just four days.

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Atilano ‘Al’ David – Angeles, P.I. & NM; WWII, PTO, Sgt. 31st Regiment Philippine Division, (Bataan Death March survivor)

Harold P. DeMoss – Nashville, TN; US Navy, WWII, PTO, Ensign, Fighting Squadron 100, KIA

Hubert Fuller – Huntington, WV; US Army, WWII, PTO, 147th Signal/7th Armored/3rd Army

Frank Guerrieri Sr. – Garfield, NJ; US Navy, WWII, PTO, USS St. Louis

John Hickman – Auckland, NZ; RNZ Navy # 14321

Kathy Meinsen – Bastrop, TX; US Army

Gerald Nehring – Hinckley, IL; US Army, WWII, CBI

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Norman Summers – Auckland, NZ; Royal Navy # MX801257 / RNZ Navy # 12177

Julian Waldman – Oceanside, NY; US Army, WWII

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On #ThisDayinHistory1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes Amer ica’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bomba rded by the British during the War of 1812 #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.13: Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag, pictured here, still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the “Star-Spangled Banner”: And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.” #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/9228 Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution Archives #starspangledbanner #francisscottkey #USHistory #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1953, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, a photographer for the Washington Times-Herald, at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island #AceHi storyDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.12: More than 750 guests attended the ceremony, which was presided over by Boston Archbishop Richard Cushing and featured tenor Luigi Vena, who sang “Ave Maria.” #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/9224: A crowd of 3,000 onlookers waited outside the church for a glimpse of the newlyweds, who were taken by motorcycle escort to their wedding reception at Hammersmith Farm, an estate overlooking Naragansett Bay. Kennedy would be elected the 35th president of the United States seven years later. #JFK #JackieO #Camelot #65years #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1971, a riot breaks out at Attica Prison. Prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York 1281 convicts occupied an exercise field for 4-days holding 39-prison guards and employees hostage #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.10: Though later that day, state police retook most of the prison, 1,281 convicts occupied an exercise field called D Yard, where they held 39 prison guards and employees hostage for four days: After negotiations stalled, state police and prison officers launched a disastrous raid on September 13, in which 10 hostages and 29 inmates were killed in an indiscriminate hail of gunfire #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/9213: Eighty-nine others were seriously injured: The prison was prime for a riot, inmates were frustrated with chronic overcrowding, censorship of letters, and living conditions that limited them to one shower per week and one roll of toilet paper each month: In the aftermath of the raid on September 13th raid, authorities said the inmates had killed the slain hostages by slitting their throats.

One hostage was said to have been castrated: However, autopsies showed that these charges were false and that all 10 hostages had been shot to death by police……………The attempted cover-up increased public condemnation of the raid and prompted a Congressional investigation. It was the worst prison riot in U.S. history. #Attica #onthisday #prisonhistory #riot #1970s #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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