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Tag Archives: World War II
There may be no one place more central to the American story of World War II than the naval base at Pearl Harbor. The name alone means something to almost every American, it has to be spoken with a certain … Continue reading
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.
Readers of this site may recall about three years ago (!) a discussion about what an ace is worth to an air force. Some of this came about from my previous post “How Sure Are You?” which was mostly about … Continue reading
Subtitled “The Biggest Air Battle of World War II” this book tells the story of the combined bomber campaign in the last week of February 1944. That means Eighth Air Force, Fifteenth Air Force and Bomber Command. That was a … Continue reading
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.
Do we really need another history of this well documented battle? Well maybe not need, but this book proved to be a much appreciated addition to the what’s out there. This book is purely a narrative history; that is it … Continue reading
This book was certainly an interesting surprise. I was expecting something more specific about equipment and weapons development during the Second World War. The subtitle is about “Problem Solvers”. It might have been better called something like “How Things got … Continue reading