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This American fighter was the workhorse of the early war years. It served in every theater and generally acquitted itself well, if never quite being considered among the best. Join me for a look at an ubiquitous aircraft.
Few vehicles are more synonymous with a national war effort than the American Jeep. Join me for a brief look at an iconic light vehicle.
The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan to close World War Two have been steeped in controversy ever since. The bombs were the product of the “Manhattan Project” that started in 1942 under Major General Leslie Groves. This was a … Continue reading
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
Flying Tigers In the first six months of war against Japan, allied successes were few and far between. One of the bright spots was a small group of American mercenaries flying for a disgruntled, half deaf old fighter pilot on … Continue reading
This dive bomber was one of the first generation monoplanes in Navy service and was thoroughly obsolete at the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Yet a small number served in Marine squadrons until the Battle of Midway. … Continue reading