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85th Anniversary – Sinking of the Ciudad de Barcelona

May 28, 2022
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85th Anniversary – Sinking of the Ciudad de Barcelona

On May 30, 1937, the Republican freighter Ciudad de Barcelona was hit by a torpedo fired by a lurking Nationalist submarine.  The torpedo tore a gaping hole in the ship and it rapidly sank. A Republican seaplane drove the submarine away with a depth charge attack, then landed and began rescuing men in the...
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Finding My Father by Shirley J. Vail

September 10, 2018
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Finding My Father by Shirley J. Vail

At the age of 70, I gathered my courage and learned how to use the Internet.  The first thing I wanted to do was find out anything I could about my father, Earl Frederick Vail.  I began with Ancestry.com.  Setting out on a journey that would take me I knew not where. I was...
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