Anacapa Students Honor The Boys Who Stormed Normandy

By Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation on Sep 08, 2014 at 08:40 AM in WW II

Anacapa School has a long history of honoring veterans. On every Veterans Day, our school is in session to take advantage of community events honoring veterans and to be able to invite speakers onto our campus to share their experiences as veterans with our students and teachers. Two men who have made numerous appearances at Anacapa in the past were recently honored on May 8 by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation, in collaboration with The Channel City Club, for their service 70 years ago as paratroopers, who dropped in behind enemy lines during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.


Burma Spitfire Hunters Discover Crate

By Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 02:30 PM in WW II

British experts looking for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried in Burma say they have discovered a crate.

The team has lowered a camera into the crate in the Kachin state capital Myitkyina, but says muddy water has stopped them identifying the contents.

Project leader David Cundall described the development as "very encouraging".


Work Set to Start on Burma Spitfire Recovery

Work Set to Start on Burma Spitfire Recovery
By Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 02:15 PM in WW II

In two weeks, aviation archaeologists will start working to unearth what they expect will be as many as 36 new-in-the-box Supermarine Spitfires. British warbird researcher David Cundall believes the fighters were buried in crates near the end of World War II in Burma, now Myanmar. He worked for years to locate the cache, and earlier this year secured the rights to dig up the aircraft.
Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/pilots-places/pilots-adventures-more/work-set-start-burma-spitfire-recovery#7TVf6mOAElZ68OZ6.99


Eric Lomax Dies at 93; ex-POW's Act of Forgiveness Set Stage for Memoir 'The Railway Man'

By Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation on Feb 05, 2013 at 01:58 PM in WW II

Lomax was a British army officer when he was captured by Japanese forces during WWII. He went more than 45 years without speaking to a single Japanese person, he later said. After years of suppressed rage, he tracked down the interrogator who tortured him.