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08 Mar 2015
01:35:58pm
I love this cover. It represents the opportunity for an entire history lesson on the beginnings of WWII. I don't have the time right now to do it justice in this post. I hereby extend an open invitation to our historically minded members to fill in the details (you there, Bob, Charlie?)

This could be fun. Looking forward to what you add!

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08 Mar 2015
04:12:30pm

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re: USS Reuben James cover - an invitation to a collaborative history

wow, what a great cover and entree into the Second World War.


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08 Mar 2015
08:21:15pm
re: USS Reuben James cover - an invitation to a collaborative history

Glad to help! Here's a sheet from my exhibit, The Battle of Atlantic, which got me my first gold medal.

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Wikipedia provides this information:

"U.S.S. Reuben James (DD-245)—a post-World War I, four-funnel Clemson-class destroyer—was the first United States Navy ship sunk by hostile action in the European theater of World War II and the first named for Boatswain's Mate Reuben James (c.1776–1838), who distinguished himself fighting in the Barbary Wars.

"Reuben James was laid down on 2 April 1919 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation of Camden, New Jersey, launched on 4 October 1919, and commissioned on 24 September 1920, with Commander Gordon W. Hines in command. The destroyer was sunk by a torpedo attack from German submarine U-552 on 31 October 1941."

Here's a larger version of the Reuben James photo I used in my exhibit:

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09 Mar 2015
03:09:28pm
re: USS Reuben James cover - an invitation to a collaborative history

The U.S.S. Reuben James was the first of 53 United States destroyers sunk during World War 2.


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