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The Battle of San Pietro: The John Huston Wartime Classic: The Battle of San Pietro Infine was fought from December 8 to December 17, 1943 as part of the Allied plan to breach the Bernhardt/Reinhard in […]

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Marine 155mm Gun Battalions in the Philippines

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by:

Marine 155mm Gun Battalions in the Philippines: The role played by two Marine 155mm Gun Battalions during the Liberation of the Philippines is a little known chapter in the colorful and hallowed story of the US […]

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Midway Dive Bomber Pilot Turns 100 Years Old

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by:

Midway Dive Bomber Pilot Turns 100 Years Old: Norman Jack “Dusty” Kleiss celebrated his 100th birthday this year amid friends and family and even received a special phone call from the President who thanked him for […]

Lutz Heck, Nazi Scientist Brought Extinct Animals Back to Life: The Dream The aurochs, a bull that stood taller than a man was the most feared animal in the primeval forests of Ancient Germania. It had long […]

Venereal Disease in WWII: The Sad Story of Old Joe In WWII, venereal disease was a common but often unmentioned problem faced by soldiers and military commanders. From 1942-1945, the Army recorded 881,386 cases of syphilis […]

A Paratrooper and his Wartime Love Reunite After 70 Years: On June 5th, 1944, Army paratrooper Norwood Thomas was at an airfield in England boarding a C-47 transport plane. His face was blackened and he wore […]

“Midnight in Broad Daylight” A Japanese American Family at War : “Midnight in Broad Daylight” by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto is a stunning new book that centers on the factual wartime experiences of Frank and Harry Fukuhara. […]

Torpedo Aimed at HMS Royal Oak Found in the Scapa Flow: Far from German airbases and protected by blockships and floating booms that deterred all but the most daring U-boat commanders, Scapa flow served as the […]

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M1 Garand Rifle, A Soldier’s Best Friend

Posted on April 9th, 2016 by:

M1 Garand Rifle, A Soldier’s Best Friend: In the years following WW1, the US Army became interested in equipping its soldiers with a self-loading rifle. In 1931, after years of competitive testing, a .276 caliber rifle […]

Veteran Posthumously given Purple Heart 72 Years later: On August 12, 1943 while fighting in The Battle of Sicily, Arkansas WWII veteran Walter Corley of Prattsville, received a severe concussion after a German shell exploded only […]

The 90th Infantry Division in Normandy at St. Germain-sur-Seves In July 1944, the 90th Infantry Division, after a month of fighting in Normandy had lost a commanding general, seven regimental commanders and suffered over a 100% […]

WWII Veteran Set to Marry his Teenage Sweetheart 70 Years Later: Roy Vickerman, of Hartshill, Staffordshire, first met Nora Jackson in the 1940’s while attending school. The two dated and after Vickerman proposed, they decided to […]

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Kiska, Remains of a Battle that Never was

Posted on April 7th, 2016 by:

Kiska, Remains of a Battle that Never was On June 7, 1942, 500 Japanese soldiers landed on the island Kiska, part of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Opposing the Japanese landing force were ten American soldiers, a few […]

Smoky the Yorkshire Terrier, an Angel from a Foxhole: In February 1944, on Nadzab, New Guinea, an American soldier of the 5th Air Force’s 26th Photo Recon Squadron stopped on a primitive road when his jeep […]

US Marine Corps Field Scarf, Rare Piece of the Pre-War Uniform: From the 1930’s to the end of WWII, there were dramatic changes in the combat uniform, helmet, equipment and weaponry of the US Marine. But […]

Fact vs. Fiction: Albert Blithe and Band of Brothers: Albert Blithe was an original member of the 101st Airborne Division’s Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the Company made famous by the book and miniseries, Band […]

Kari Rosvall, Irish Woman Discovers Her Nazi Past Kari Rosvall never felt she fit in. She lived in Malexander, Sweden with an adopted family and knew nothing about her real parents. Her classmates were kind but […]

Ex-Prisoner of War Honored with Medal for Escaping Nazi Camp Edward Shifrin landed in Normandy as a member of Charlie Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. He took part in some of the biggest battles in France […]

Days of Glory, The Story of a French Colonial Soldier: Set in wartime Italy, Days of Glory tells the little known story of the French Colonial Algerian soldiers and their part in the war against Nazi […]

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Rescue at Truk – From YANK Magazine

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by:

Rescue at Truk By Sgt. Larry McManus Yank Staff correspondent Pearl Harbor- A submarine, many people believe, is a sleek, stealthy craft devoted to the science of destruction and manned by pallid sailors who consider a […]


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