Author Archives: atcDave

About atcDave

I'm 53 years old and live in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I'm happily married to Jodie. I've been an air traffic controller for 30 years; grew up in the Chicago area, and am still a fanatic for pizza and the Chicago Bears. My main interest is military history, and my related hobbies include scale model building and strategy games.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor by Steve Twomey

The attack on Pearl Harbor is already coming to be one of my most visited topics!  But I had to share a few words about this excellent book.

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , | 23 Comments

The American Civil War by John Keegan

The largest war fought on the North American continent and the bloodiest war for the United States, the Civil War is a huge part of the heritage of every American. John Keegan is among the most respected historians of this … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , | 19 Comments

A Day at Patriot’s Point

I’m just back home after a week long vacation to Charleston, SC.  My wife would probably go on about the architecture, the awesome food or the perfect weather we had.  But we all know the real point is military history! … Continue reading

Posted in Museums, Uncategorized | Tagged | 16 Comments

Sd.Kfz. 250/3

This light armored half-track saw service from early 1941 to the end of the War. Join me for a brief look at this German fighting vehicle.

Posted in Armor, Germany | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

In the last year or so of World War II camouflage was not really a big concern for Allied forces any longer.  That, combined with more time and resources led to many young men going to extreme lengths with the … Continue reading

Posted in Fighter, USA | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Radical Integrity: The Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Michael Van Dyke

In some ways this book is tangential to the military history I usually read.  Yet the epic of World War II influenced, shaped or ruined people from all walks of life.  In that sense it isn’t too far afield to … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Pearl Harbor by Craig Nelson

So far on this site I’ve posted less than a dozen book reviews, yet I find myself now revisiting the Pearl Harbor raid.  No doubt this is an important and complicated event! Join with me for a second look at … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , | 8 Comments