Reviewed by Marc SchulmanThe Bombers and the Bombed is an excellent overview of the Bombing Campaign over Europe during World War II. While there have been many excellent books written over the past 60 years on the air campaigns of World War II none that I have seen presents such an excellent overview of the campaign.
In early 1913, while William Howard Taft was still in the White House, the United States was granted a 99-year lease on two Nicaraguan islands (Great Corn and Little Corn islands in the Gulf of Fonseca) as the sites of possible future naval bases. Of greater importance was the granting of a perpetual option to purchase the Nicaraguan canal site.
Haldon Davies HansonThis picture shows Haldon Davies Hanson, a close friend of Lt. Walter Reed Hicks of the 565th Bombardment Squadron, 389th Bombardment Group. Hanson was injured in a training crash, dated here as September 1944. This is certainly an error as Hicks was forced to land his damaged aircraft in Switzerland on 28 June 1944, so the training incident must have occured in September 1943.
The President began his day with daily security briefing follwoed by his economic briefing.He then met with his senior advisors.The President then met with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.IN the afternoon the President attended an awards reception for the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation.