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THE AIR FORCE STORY: SEPTEMBER 1943 – JUNE 1944 The Air Force Story chronicles the USAAF’s contribution to the Italian Front from the beaches of Salerno to the Liberation of Rome. From September 1943 to June […]

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ARMY PARATROOPERS PREPARE FOR BATTLE

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by:

ARMY PARATROOPERS PREPARE FOR BATTLE: In 1940, the U.S. Army formed an experimental platoon of paratroopers to test the new concept of parachuting soldiers onto the battlefield. The parachute test platoon under the command of 1st Lieutenant […]

ALLIED SAILORS INDULGE IN WINTER SPORTS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest military campaign of World War II. It lasted from September 3, 1941 until Germany’s surrender on May 8, […]

IWO JIMA FLAG RAISING MARINE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED: A US Marine Corps investigation has concluded that it misidentified one of the six Marines in the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo. The investigation was started after Eric […]

Saving the Lipizzaner Horses – Operation Cowboy: On April 26, 1945, Colonel Charles Reed was in Western Czechoslovakia at the point of General George S. Patton’s advance into Central Europe. Under his command was the 2nd […]

Christopher Nolan Rumored to Destroy Luftwaffe Plane for New Film: Director Christopher Nolan is rumored to be planning the destruction of an authentic WWII Luftwaffe plane for his upcoming movie Dunkirk. According to Indie Revolver, Warner […]

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5th Army and the Liberation of Rome

Posted on June 4th, 2016 by:

5th Army and the Liberation of Rome After landing on the bloody beaches of Salerno, battling across the mountainous Winter Line and enduring the costly stalemates at Monte Cassino and Anzio, the 5th Army was poised […]

A Story of Japanese War Brides: Fall Seven Times Get Up Eight The story of Japanese war brides is beautifully told in the moving film Fall down Seven Times Get Up Eight. Before World War Two, […]

RICHARD LOO THE WWII VILLAIN YOU LOVED TO HATE By Henry Sakaida   If you are a baby boomer, then you may not know his name, but his face is certainly familiar! I grew up watching God […]

Japanese American Families Receive the Purple Heart: The US Army presents Purple Heart medals to families of Japanese American soldiers killed fighting in Italy. The soldiers were from the 100th Infantry Battalion, a unit composed primarily of Nisei […]

A13 Oxygen Mask – The Mask of Army Air Force Photo Recon Pilots The A13 Oxygen mask was developed by the US Army Air Force for use by high altitude photo reconnaissance pilots and crew. During […]

Wojtek the Bear Soldier Who Battled the Nazis‏ In spring 1942, a new Polish Army was being created under the British in the Middle East. Polish soldiers and civilians imprisoned by the Soviets since the 1939 […]

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5th Army Advances in Italy Newsreel Footage

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by:

5th Army Advances in Italy Newsreel Footage United News footage of the American 5th Army on the Italian Front. The newsreel features General Dwight Eisenhower and General Mark Clark as they oversee American artillery firing on German […]

Warner Brothers Meet the Fleet (1940) with George Reeves “Meet the Fleet” is a 1940 Warner Brothers color short film about the Navy. It follows 3 recruits as they train for sea deployment to Hawaii. Ironically, […]

Private Snafu: Coming Snafu (1943) by Warner Brothers “Private Snafu” were a series of animated training films for the US Army. Produced by Leon Schlesinger of Warner brothers, many of the films were written by Theodor […]

B-24 Liberators Get Turned into GI Mess Trays in Italy 15th Air Force ground crewmen turning scrapped B-24 Liberators into mess trays for GI’s. The sad fate of many WWII aircraft during and after WWII. The clip is […]

Calvin Graham, 12 Year Old Sailor in WWII

Posted on May 7th, 2016 by:

Calvin Graham, 12 Year Old Sailor in WWII: Calvin Graham started shaving when he was eleven years old. He didn’t have much to cut, but he hoped the act itself would grow hair. Most boys try […]

Henry Waskow, the Captain Immortalized by Ernie Pyle Captain Henry Waskow died on December 14, 1943 far from home. He was killed on a mountain named Monte Sammucro near the town of San Pietro Infine overlooking […]

Ed Shames, of Band of Brothers, First Fight in Normandy. In the summer of 1942, Ed Shames saw an ad in the Virginia-Pilot: a muscular man with a parachute and a beautiful woman on each arm. […]

Easy Company 506th, Band of Brothers Actors and Heroes PART 1 Staff Sergeant James Moe Alley Trained at Toccoa and fought at Normandy and Holland. Alley was wounded in October 1944, and later went AWOL from […]

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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