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August 14, 2013  

1941: The Journal looks back

From the archives: August 14, 1941

In the Journal

10 Years Ago: Orders have been issued to Capt. Frederick J. Horne, USN, in command of Carrier Division One, Scouting Fleet, assigning him to duty as Chief of Staff, 14th Naval District, headquarters, Pearl Harbor, T.H. Capt. G.W. Steele, USN, will succeed Captain Horne.

Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing (Army)

Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing (Army)

20 Years Ago: General John J. Pershing has sent the Buffalo Bulletin at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., a letter reminiscent of his service with the 10th Cavalry some 22 years earlier. In his letter General Pershing recalled the battle of Santiago stating that “the old veterans of the 10th became famous throughout the country for their fine performance on that battlefield.”

30 Years Ago: Lt. Arthur Poillon, ADC to General Bliss, is making a tour of inspection of posts along the Mexican border of California.

50 Years Ago: The death this week of General William T. Sherman and Admiral David D. Porter has removed two of the leaders of the Federal forces in the Civil War.

75 Years Ago: The United States Armory at Springfield has been ordered to remodel 5,000 Springfield rifles with Allin’s breech loading improvement which does not materially change the appearance or affect the range, but provides for the discharge of eighteen cartridges a minute.