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THE TRAGIC STORY OF MERLIN PADDOCK AS REMEMBERED BY AN ENEMY PILOT AND HIS WIDOW

Posted on November 30th, 2017 by:

THE TRAGIC STORY OF MERLIN PADDOCK AS REMEMBERED BY AN ENEMY PILOT AND HIS WIDOW By Henry Sakaida “I think it was around May 1945 when I met that American,” remembered Takeo Tanimizu, a former Zero […]

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WILLIAM HITLER – THE NEPHEW OF A NAZI DICTATOR In 1944, a man in his early thirties enlisted in the US Navy. There was nothing unusual about the event except that the man’s name was William […]

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WWII RESEARCHER HOPES TO FIND MISSING USMC FIGHTER PILOT On July 21, 1945 USMC pilot, Lt. John McGrath took off from Kadena Airfield on Okinawa for a ground attack mission on nearby Iriomote Jima. During his […]

ALLIED SOLDIERS DIG IN ON THE ANZIO FRONT

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ALLIED SOLDIERS DIG IN ON THE ANZIO FRONT With the Allied drive in Italy halted on the heavily defended German Gustav Line, Prime Minister Winston Churchill devised a plan to invade the resort town of Anzio […]




LINE OF DUTY – SOLDIER ACCIDENTLY FALLS ON HIS BAYONET By Pfc. Raymond Boyle They brought in this tech, a kid of 20, with a penetrating wound–a bayonet thrust in the right upper quadrant of the […]

The M1 and M2 Jungle First Aid Kit – A Collectors Guide Late 1942 saw America makes its first offensives against the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific. Although tropical islands like the Philippines, Hawaii and […]

HUSTLING HITLER THE STORY OF FREEMAN BERNSTEIN Hustling Hitler is the story of Freeman Bernstein, a failed business man, vaudeville manager, carnival barker, boxing promoter, stock swindler, card sharp, self-proclaimed “Jade King of China” and all […]


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