Normandy

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 […]

101st is First to Get Award of President By Jules B. Grad Stars and Stripes Staff Writer 101ST AIRBORNE DIV. Mar. 15—There’s a hallowed place in the United Nations’ hall of fame today for the “Battered […]

War Paint: The Filthy Thirteen Jump into Normandy War Paint: The Filthy Thirteen Jump into Normandy by Richard Killblane and Brian Miller and published by Victory Publishing, is a beautiful and comprehensive look into the history […]

Rene Dussaq: OSS Agent, Resistance Leader, Man of Legend: All men are created but some men create themselves. So it was with Rene Alexander Dussaq. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to a Cuban diplomat in 1911, […]

Frances Slanger – 1st ETO Nurse Killed in Action From Stars and Stripes By Arthur W. White Stars and Stripes Staff Writer. Just over a month ago, Frances Slanger, a nurse in a U.S. Army Field […]

26th Infantry Regiment in the Occupation of Germany The 26th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division was known as the “Blue Spaders” from their distinctive unit insignia. The Regiment had seen combat in Algeria, Tunisia, […]

PT Boat – The Creation of the U.S. Navy’s “Mosquito Fleet” PT boats played an important role in patrolling Axis controlled waters and attacking enemy ships during WWII. In 1938, the US Navy put out an […]

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 […]

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Red Ball Express: Lifeline to Victory

Posted on April 25th, 2016 by:

Red Ball Express: Lifeline to Victory: The Red Ball Express was the name given to a fleet of nearly 6,000 trucks that hauled desperately needed supplies to American Armies in Western Europe from August 25 – […]

  Christmas wishes from the 2nd Infantry Division, Second to None: By Jonathan Abbott It seemed like the fighting in Europe was almost finished. The American Army was in Germany. In the east, the Red Army was […]

B-24 Liberator Pilot Bill Getz of the “Phantom Renegade” By Jonathan Abbott The first puffs of flak appeared at 20:00 hours, thirty minutes to target. The explosions were far away and sporadic. There were no enemy fighters, […]

Operation Neptune: Images from the D-Day Invasion of Normandy: Operation Neptune was the codename for the Allied amphibious and airborne invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  It was the first phase of Operation Overlord, […]

108th Construction Battalion in Normandy: The Sinews of War By Jonathan Abbott When the darkness fell in Normandy on June 6th 1944, it gave time to reflect on what had happened that day. In the East, […]

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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 […]

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% […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

  The Filthy 13: The 101st Airborne Division’s Most Legendary Squad On June 5th, 1944 the US Army Signal Corps filmed of a group of paratroopers with Mohawks and war paint. They were part of a […]


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