Monthly Archives: July 2016

UNIS MARKINGS OF THE 4TH AND 5TH MARINE DIVISIONS: Like their US Army counterparts, the US Marines needed the ability for their units to be able find their own personnel quickly. This was essential for a […]

HOW TO CATCH A DISGUISED NAZI OFFICER – FROM YANK MAGAZINE: Nobody Here but Us Sergeants By Sgt. Ray Duncan The unmasking of Sgt. Hitzinger, by Allied G-2, was a smooth piece of military super-sleuthing. London […]

Art of the Flight Jacket First published in 1995, John A. Maguire and John P. Conway’s book Art of the Flight Jacket: Classic Leather Jackets of World War II, still remains a seminal work on the subject […]


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JOSEPH LAFLEUR- CHAPLAIN, POW, HERO: Chaplain Joseph Lafleur heroically gave his life to save his fellow soldiers while he was a prisoner of the Japanese. Joseph Verbis Lafleur was born on January 24, 1912 in Ville […]

WWII BOMBER RAISED FROM LAKE MICHIGAN TO BE RESTORED: A WWII bomber recovered from Lake Michigan has found a new home at the Air Zoo in Portage, MI and will be restored. The Kalamazoo Gazette states that […]

ROD SERLING, FROM WWII PARATROOPER TO THE TWILIGHT ZONE: Before Rod Serling appeared on television sets across America for his hit show, “The Twilight Zone”, he was a US Army paratrooper fighting for his life in the […]

WAC FLIGHT ENGINEER IS KILLED AFTER BALKING AT ‘FLYING A DESK’ By Jim Russell Stars and Stripes Staff Writer LONDON, May 1 (Delayed).—Pfc. Jane B. Windham who considered flying for Air Transport Command as a flight […]

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YELENA MAZANIK – AVENGER OF BELARUS On September 22, 1943, a bomb went off at the GeneralKommissar’s house in the Nazi protectorate of Weissruthenien, now Belarus. The target of the bomb was 55-year-old Wilhelm Kube, the […]

WWII VETERAN REUNITED WITH DOG TAGS 70 YEARS LATER This Independence Day WWII veteran Bennie Howard Jr. was reunited with his dog tags after losing them on an Italian beach over 70 years ago. Howard, now 92, last saw his dog tags […]

JAPANESE CARRIER IDENTIFICATION – FROM 1944 RECOGNITION JOURNAL JAPANESE CV’S COME OUT TO FIGHT Through October 1942 the Japanese had proved themselves good carrier men. The handled their ships skillfully and with great imagination. Co-ordination between their recco and […]

ARKANSAS VETERANS RECEIVE THE FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR: The French government has awarded 12 World War II veterans the French Legion of Honor Medal in a ceremony in Little Rock. Beatrice Moore of Batesville, honorary consul of […]

ELIE WIESEL, FAMED HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, HAS DIED AT AGE 87: Elie Wiesel, holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner has died on Saturday in his Manhattan home. Mr. Wiesel was 87. Wiesel first gained international attention […]

AIR SHOW IN BEAUMONT, TX BRINGS WARPLANES AND MEMORIES: Clyde DeFrates Jr., a 90-year-old World War II veteran from Beaumont was hoping to see a B-17 Flying Fortress last month at Jack Brooks Regional Airport. DeFrates flew 33 […]

WULFE HOUND – THE FIRST B-17 CAPTURED BY THE NAZIS: On December 12, 1942, twenty B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 303rd Bomb Group took off to join other Eighth Air Force bombers in a strike against […]

INVESTIGATORS REPORT P-47 THAT CRASHED INTO THE HUDSON RIVER HAD ENGINE DAMAGE: Federal investigators report that a damaged engine cylinder was found on the World War II era Republic P-47 Thunderbolt that crashed into the Hudson […]

THE US NAVY AVIATOR’S SUMMER COTTON JERSEY In early 1944, after requests from fliers for cooler flying clothing for men operating in tropical climates, the US Navy came out with a lightweight cotton jersey for flying […]

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