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Volunteers provide content to share WWII fallen stories on YouTube channel with 36 million views

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

The non profit initiative Stories Behind the Stars has contributed the first set of volunteer-written-stories, about WWII fallen airmen, to the popular YouTube channel TJ3 History.


TJ3 History has more than 120,000 subscribers and more than 250 videos over the past three years, with more than 36 million views.


The mission of TJ3 History is to create videos that center on World War II combat history.


TJ3 History's "What History Never Told You About Pearl Harbor" video included stories written by Stories Behind the Stars volunteers from last year's successful efforts to tell the stories of each of the 2,341 American servicemen who perished during the Pearl Harbor Attack. In less than a week it has had more than 100 thousand views.


These are the heroes in the video that our volunteers wrote about:


SGT Henry C. Blackwell

https://www.fold3.com/memorial/637093771/blackwell-henry-c-sgt/stories

by John Harris, California


CPL Clyde C. Brown

https://www.fold3.com/memorial/637093750/brown-clyde-c-cpl/stories

Story by Don Milne, Kentucky


SGT Warren D. Rasmussen

https://www.fold3.com/memorial/637093758/rasmussen-warren-d-sgt/stories

Story by Red Mulvanny, California


ENS Manuel Gonzalez

https://www.fold3.com/memorial/636585244/gonzalez-manuel-manny-ens/stories

Story by Bob Joyce, Florida


LTJG Eric Allen, Jr.

https://www.fold3.com/memorial/636585155/allen-eric-jr-ltjg/stories

Story by Bob Joyce, Florida


1LT William R. Schick

https://www.fold3.com/memorial/653608297/william-rhinehart-schick/stories

Story by various


Among the more than 22,000 stories completed so far by the Stories Behind the Stars project are thousands of stories of other flyers. If you have written a story of a lost airman who you think would be great content for a future TJ3 video, email the Fold3 URL of your story to don@storiesbehindthestars.org. This will share this hero's stories with tens of thousand and perhaps hundreds of thousand viewers.


You can watch the TJ3 History Pearl Harbor video here:




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