The Cure For Syphilis Was Developed As Part Of The US Effort To Win WWII The Cure For Syphilis Was Developed As Part Of The US Effort To Win WWII
Christmas Truce Story: Ordered to Kill Each Other, British Captain and German Baron Shared Beer Instead Christmas Truce Story: Ordered to Kill Each Other, British Captain and German Baron Shared Beer Instead
Germany: Another WWII Bomb Defused in Potsdam Germany: Another WWII Bomb Defused in Potsdam
Yagen Acquires another FW-190 The Military Aviation Museum’s latest acquisition, a Flugwerk FW-190A8/N. (photo Mike Spalding)
GUEST BLOGGERS Guest blogger Alex Kershaw: THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT

Guest blogger Alex Kershaw: THE LONGEST WINTER – AN EXCERPT

The platoon again opened fire as the Germans got to the fence. This time, it was Private First Class Milosevich who let rip with the .50-caliber jeep-mounted machine gun. The armor-piercing bullets, employed by rear gunners on B-17s to bring down fighters, blew holes a foot wide in the German […]

MEDIA BBC’s Dan Snow joins War History Online as Guest Blogger!

BBC’s Dan Snow joins War History Online as Guest Blogger!

Dan Snow has joined forces with the War History Online team to write a guest blog following his military history related activities. Dan commented: “It’s great to be joining War History Online as a blogger – over the past couple of years they have grown into a social media phenomenon! […]

REVIEWS Seven Incredible Stories of World War II Resistance

Seven Incredible Stories of World War II Resistance

World War II was the sort of war that hadn’t been seen before, or at least not for a very long time. The French defense of the Revolution was said to have introduced the concept of ‘total war’ in the modern world (if you got in front of a Mongol […]

WORLDWIDE Drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944, John Duckett went on to serve as a radio operator with the 100th Infantry Division during World War II. Courtesy of John Duckett

“The thing to do” World War II veteran shares story of service as radio operator

During the first half of the 1940s, the draft notice was a document that many a young man anticipated receiving—a call to the colors that could possibly land them in the middle of a combat zone. For some, it was the source of great anxiety—consumed by the risk of losing […]

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The Cure For Syphilis Was Developed As Part Of The US Effort To Win WWII
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The Cure For Syphilis Was Developed As Part Of The US Effort To Win WWII

AP The organism treponema palladium, which causes syphilis, is seen through an electron microscope, May 23, 1944. World War II is the deadliest conflict in history. But the human race still emerged from the war with a few potential advances in hand, among them a cure for syphilis. The bacteria […]

Christmas Truce Story: Ordered to Kill Each Other, British Captain and German Baron Shared Beer Instead
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Christmas Truce Story: Ordered to Kill Each Other, British Captain and German Baron Shared Beer Instead

One hundred years ago, instead of killing each other as they were ordered to do, British Captain Clifton Stockwell and German Baron Maximillian von Sinner instead had a toast at the midst of the Great War. A century past, their grand-kids – both involved in military service – met in the […]

Germany: Another WWII Bomb Defused in Potsdam
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Germany: Another WWII Bomb Defused in Potsdam

Germany – Another WWII bomb was discovered and defused Thursday, December 18, in the historic city of Potsdam which is situated the country’s capital, Berlin. According to reports, the WWII ordnance, weighing 551 pounds [250 kilos], was unearthed during a construction work for a new headquarters of the state investment bank ILB in […]

The Military Aviation Museum’s latest acquisition, a Flugwerk FW-190A8/N. (photo Mike Spalding)
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Yagen Acquires another FW-190

WarbirdsNews has received word that Jerry Yagen’s Military Aviation Museum has acquired another Flugwerk Focke-Wulf FW-190A-8/N This aircraft was previously owned by Bob Russell of Camden, South Carolina. Some readers may remember that Dave Morss successfully test flew this aircraft in January, 2010. This aircraft was unusual in that Russell […]

2012. Nazi Secrets: WWII warbirds buried under Seymour, Ind., airport
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2012. Nazi Secrets: WWII warbirds buried under Seymour, Ind., airport

In the battle to stay ahead of the enemy in World War II, American engineers were willing to employ any trick – including stealing the ideas from their Nazi counterparts.So they shipped hundreds of German aircraft to a field in Seymour, Indiana, where they proceeded to take apart the machines […]

Iranians recruit pre-revolution Vietnam War era aircraft for fight against Isis
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Iranians recruit pre-revolution Vietnam War era aircraft for fight against Isis

It is suspected that Iran is keeping and maintaining an aging fleet of aircraft in order to fight Isis and protect itself. A Vietnam War F-4 Phantom aircraft was spotted flying over Iraq recently, being used in action against Isis fighters. The Pentagon is investigating the sightings. Iran has been […]

Chennault Museum, Louisiana, to return Vietnam War jet to former glory
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Chennault Museum, Louisiana, to return Vietnam War jet to former glory

The Chennault Museum in Monroe, the eighth largest city in Louisiana, is now home to an A-7 E-model Corsair 2 jet used by the US Navy during the Vietnam War. The aircraft was discontinued from service in 1991. The aircraft is being housed and exhibited at the Chennault Aviation and […]

In 1944 Battle of the Bulge, Albert Darago, then 19, took on a German tank by himself
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In 1944 Battle of the Bulge, Albert Darago, then 19, took on a German tank by himself

Albert Darago had never fired a bazooka before. He was an “ack-ack” guy, a fuse-cutter on a 90mm antiaircraft gun. But on Dec. 19, 1944, the brass was looking for volunteers to go after some German tanks. And Darago said sure.He was a 19-year-old, color-blind draftee, a native of Baltimore’s […]

D-Day landing boat designer to be commemorated on French coastline
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D-Day landing boat designer to be commemorated on French coastline

Andrew Jackson Higgins was the brain behind the boats that took Allied troops across the English Channel to Normandy for the D-Day invasion of German-occupied France during World War Two. Now a local committee from Higgins’ home town of Columbus, Nebraska is seeking to raise US$250,000 to put a memorial […]

Discovery of a German U-Boat in Java Sea
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Discovery of a German U-Boat in Java Sea

Fischer made a remarkable discovery in the fall of 2013. They found the wreckage of a submarine. Specialists of the Indonesian archeology authority quickly found out that it was a German U-boat  Its hull is destroyed to more than one-third, it said. Inside 17 skeletons were found in addition to […]