What was happening in Chicago when Henry Mangen lived there?

My Grandfather, Henry Mangen lived his entire life in Chicago. What significant events occurred in Chicago during that time? I compiled a list of some events and put it in a timeline below.   A few of the highlights include: Reversing the flow of the Chicago River in 1900. It was done by building canal … More What was happening in Chicago when Henry Mangen lived there?

Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 5, April 12-October 2, 1945

Dad was injured on Aril 11, 1945 on Kakazu Ridge, Okinawa. He was taken to the hospital ship and on April 22, 1945 he was in a hospital in Saipan. He was unable to hear for a month but gradually gained back most of his hearing. June 3rd he was taken to Hawaii and was … More Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 5, April 12-October 2, 1945

Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 4, April 11, 1945

The 96th Infantry Division have been having difficulty taking Kakuzu Ridge in Okinawa. They have suffered many casualties in the past 3 days. The 383rd/3 battalion spent the night of April 10th on the north slope of the saddle. They received ammunition and rations the morning of April 11th. At 1300, my dad and what … More Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 4, April 11, 1945

Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 3, April 8 – 10, 1945

Some of the most intense fighting on Okinawa for the 96th Division occurred starting April 8, 1945 when they were trying to overtake Kakuzu Ridge. The Japanese had fortified underground caves and the Americans were out in the open. There were heavy losses for the 383rd, 3rd battalion on April 9. The regiment had suffered … More Dad’s Role in Operation Iceberg, Part 3, April 8 – 10, 1945