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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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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 […]

Louisiana Maneuvers, Mistakes to be Made: Written by Jonathan Abbott In two years Nazi Germany had occupied Poland, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Luxembourg, France and Belgium, Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Greece. The Axis Powers were pushing […]

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