LYDIA LITVYAK SOVIET FEMALE ACE DIDN’T DIE IN COMBAT By Henry Sakaida Blonde, bold, and brave. Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak was one of only two female fighter aces in history. She disappeared during aerial combat in August […]

THREE YEARS OF LEND-LEASE Excerpts from President Roosevelt’s report on the economic operations that have given our allies the things they need to beat the enemy Since the beginning of the lend-lease program on Mar. 11, […]

ITEMS THAT REQUIRE NO EDITORIAL COMMENT – NEWS FROM THE RUSSIAN FRONT From YANK Magazine Those Last 10 Kilometers When the Red Army broke the siege of Leningrad the German Underground Radio reminded Hitler that as […]

RIGA IS GOAL; EAST PRUSSIA DRIVE GAINS Soviets 35 Mi. From Line; Threaten to Outflank Kaunas in Lithuania From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes A new Soviet offensive aimed at Riga from […]

ISKANDER GALIEV BRINGS THE AFGHANISTAN WAR TO THE RUSSIAN AUDIENCE By Henry Sakaida Proxy wars usually don’t go well. Major international players intervene in a foreign country’s civil war, only to incur massive casualties and financial […]

CAPTURED JAPANESE OFFICERS DIED TO PROTECT THEIR HONOR AT KHALKIN-GOL By Henry Sakaida Honor and saving face is an integral part of Japanese culture, and this was especially true during wars.  The story here happened 77 […]

THE SOLDIER SPEAKS: SHOULD THE U.S. GET MIXED UP WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD AFTER THE WAR? Opinions From GIs From All Over the World “Isolationist Way Failed” – Sgt. James Keeley, South Pacific I […]

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POWERFUL P-63 KINGCOBRA REPLACING P-39 AIRACOBRA Stars and Stripes U.S. Bureau WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 1944—The P-39 Airacobra, one of the Army’s most heavily armed fighter planes, now is being replaced in action by a heavier, faster […]

PVT. JIM MCQUIRE, E. CO. – PRISONER OF WAR – NAZI SLAVE A rifleman from the 34th Division, who was captured near the Faid Pass in Tunisia, talks about his two years and three months as […]



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PANIC-STRICKEN BERLINERS REPORTED FLEEING Rumor Goebbels Deserted As Defense Chief Adds to Fear From the April 23, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes Thousands of panic-stricken German men, women and children fled northwest and west from embattled […]

SOVIET AIRMAN TROFIM  VASILYEVICH GAVRISH REMEMBERED By Henry Sakaida One of the most obscure and shortest wars involving two competing military super powers happened in the summer of 1938.  This action lasted just 2 weeks and […]

LONG LOST LIFE JACKET REUNITED WITH OWNER By Henry Sakaida Extreme curiosity, a challenge, and a quest for answers. This is an affliction I contracted as a kid and there is no cure. It has led me […]

MARIYA DOLINA A REAL HEROINE OF THE SOVIET UNION By Henry Sakaida She is mostly forgotten and her grave is neglected by family members. The only people who come to visit is an old schoolteacher named […]

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YELENA MAZANIK – AVENGER OF BELARUS On September 22, 1943, a bomb went off at the GeneralKommissar’s house in the Nazi protectorate of Weissruthenien, now Belarus. The target of the bomb was 55-year-old Wilhelm Kube, the […]

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 […]

Russian Soldiers Surrender in Normandy-From YANK Magazine About the Russians in Normandy By Sgt. Reg. Kenny YANK Staff Correspondent NORMANDY—Two American medics, the motor of their jeep opened wide as they approached the railroad crossing near […]


An Auschwitz Forbidden Romance Story

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 An Auschwitz Forbidden Romance Story In 1942, Helena Citrónová arrived in Auschwitz. She came from Slovakia, a country that declared its independence from Czechoslovakia when the Nazi’s divided the country. Helena worked in Auschwitz II, called Birkenau, […]

Captain Robert Losey-First American KIA IN WWII In February 1940, Captain Robert Losey was sent to Finland as the air assistant to the American military attaché with the US Embassy. His mission was to report how […]

Bazooka Face Mask-Blast Protection for a GI’s Face With the success of Hitler’s armored Blitzkriegs in Poland, France and the Low Countries in 1939 and 1940, the US Army realized it needed an effective and reliable […]

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 […]

Khalkin-Gol Air Battles: Ivan Krasnoyurchenko vs Taro Kobayashi By Henry Sakaida What I am about to reveal will interest those of you who are into the Khalkin-Gol air battles. This was a story that I researched […]

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