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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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Flying Caps of the US Army Air Force

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by:

Flying Caps of the US Army Air Force: During WWII, the US Army Air Force utilized two standardized flying caps for their pilots and air crew, the B-1 summer flying cap and the B-2 winter flying […]

B-17 Hero in the Philippines, Hewitt T. Wheless: When Hewitt T. Wheless was a kid in Menard, Texas his classmates nicknamed him ‘Nun’ because “There was scarcely none of him at all”. As he grew up, […]

Purple Heart Awarded to WWII Veteran 70 Years later On April 19th, 1945 Electrician’s Mate Third Class Frederick Stone was wounded in an attack on his ship, the Destroyer USS Butler (DD-686). Though hurt, Stone helped […]

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Robert Bush, 18 Year Old Hero on Okinawa

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by:

Robert Bush, 18 Year Old Hero on Okinawa Robert Eugene Bush was a logger’s son from Washington State. After his parents divorce, he lived with his mother in the basement rooms of the hospital where she […]

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The Ahn Family, Children of a Leader

Posted on April 3rd, 2016 by:

The Ahn Family, Children of a Leader: In 1902, seeking a better education for himself, Ahn Chang-ho arrived in San Francisco with his wife, Helen (Hye Ryon Lee). Soon after his arrival, Ahn emerged as a […]

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WWII Rockets found at bus stop in England

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 by:

WWII Rockets found at bus stop in England Responding to a call on Epping Road in Coopersale, Essex, Police found a box of what turned out to be six World War Two era artifacts. Though rusty, […]

Okinawan boys of the Tekketsu Kinnotai, Japan’s last ditch weapon In the waning days of the WWII, as Japan found itself losing its conquered empire, a group of school boys reported for duty on Okinawa. The […]


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