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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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Okinawa-The Last Great Battle of WWII

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by:

Okinawa-The Last Great Battle of WWII: Seventy one years ago today, 86,000 Japanese military personnel and 39,000 civilian conscripts waited on the Island of Okinawa for the American invasion they knew would come. They did not […]

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Dog Tag Returned to Veteran’s Family

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by:

Dog Tag Returned to Veteran’s Family: Thomas E. Davis was the hard worker of his family. He grew up with six siblings on a farm in Indiana where he milked cows and threw bales of hay. […]

  Holocaust Perpetrators Face Justice 70 Years Later: More than 70 years after the end of WWII, some perpetrators of the Holocaust are facing justice for the second time. In what might be the last set […]

La Haye du Puits, France – The Fighting in the Town: By Sgt. Walter Peters Yank Staff Correspondent The G-2 colonel at corps headquarters told us that La Haye du Puits was successfully occupied this morning, […]

Westinghouse “Jungle” Camouflage Liner for the M1 Helmet The M-1 helmet featured a removable liner that among other uses could be worn as a sun helmet separate from the heavy steel helmet. Since the war with […]

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Albert Göring, the Nazi’s Brother

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by:

Albert Göring, the Nazi’s Brother: When Germany lost WWII and those related to famous Nazi’s were being arrested and questioned, Albert Göring, the younger brother of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, was sent before the Nuremberg tribunal. Albert […]

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“Lucky” Luciano and Operation Underworld

Posted on March 27th, 2016 by:

“Lucky” Luciano and Operation Underworld: By 1942, Charles “Lucky” Luciano had been behind bars more than six years. Prison was far from the high society life he had enjoyed as the head of organized crime. In New […]

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WACS of the 6888th Deliver on Time

Posted on March 26th, 2016 by:

The 6888th delivers: On February 14th , 1945, the troopship SS Ile de France arrived in Glasgow carrying the first contingent of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the only black Women’s Army Corps (WAC) unit to be […]

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Ball Turret Sheds Light on Wartime Romance

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by:

A WWII Ball Turret Sheds Light on a Wartime Romance: Seventy years after World War Two, Italian historians found a Sperry ball turret in the cold depths of the lake. A ball turret alone would be […]

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MacArthur’s escape from the Philippines

Posted on March 23rd, 2016 by:

MacArthur’s escape from the Philippines: At 7:45 PM on March 11, 1942, a small torpedo boat, PT-41 departed from Corregidor. Under the cover of darkness, it rendezvoused with three other PT boats then carefully sailed through a minefield while heading south […]

Yosselle Greenstein, The Mighty Atom: In New York in 1939, members of the pro-Nazi German-American Bund were enraged to see a five-foot four, 140 pound man tearing up the sign on their headquarters which read “No […]

Guide for Guarding POW’s and Prisoners: During WWII, the Allies took millions of POW’s (Prisoners of War) on all fronts. An estimated 40,000-50,000 Japanese POW’s throughout the campaigns in the Pacific and from November 1942 to […]

Fraternization in Germany from YANK Magazine

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

FRATERNIZATION By YANK Staff Correspondents: The recently deceased and little-mourned Non-Fraternization Act probably set off the loudest and most engaging international discussion of sex since Adam discovered Eve had not been placed in the Garden purely […]

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Double Eagles a novel by Bill Getz

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

Double Eagles What happens when a captured German prince and an American pilot have so much in common they could almost be the same person? What insight can a doppelganger in a high position get into […]


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