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Articles by Jesse:

A-10 Belly Landing

Remember the poor A-10 pilot whose canopy blew off after firing the aircraft’s 30 mm cannon? That was Major Brett DeVries from the Air National…

The candy industry and the civil war

The American Civil War brought about the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and was one of the first indicators of what modern advances…

Captain Curdes Flying Ace

An American pilot from Indiana, Louis Curdes was not only a fighter ace but one of the few pilots with the rare distinction of shooting…

Royal Marines Joint Exercise

In a mock that occurred last week, the British Royal Marines commandos and its allies triumphed over the US Marine Corps. The engagement took place…

German Zeppelin and Cow Intestines

A rain of German bombs falling onto London may sound like a scene from the Blitz, but the city was also attacked by Germany during…

P-38 Lightning

During the war, if you needed a great fighter, fighter bomber, escort, reconnaissance aircraft, night fighter, and pathfinder, the P-38 Lightning was a go-to choice.…

Leningrad Orchestra

During one of the Soviet Union’s worst points of WWII, the Siege of Leningrad, people were reduced to the lowest of lows to survive. The…

USS Connecticut Damaged by Sea Mountain

A US Navy investigation has determined that the submarine collision in the South China Sea last month was with an uncharted undersea mountain. The nuclear…

Where did we get the GI name for American Soldiers

Depending on who you ask, the meaning of “G.I.” can vary. From government issue to general issue, no one can seem to agree on one…

Gerald R Ford Aircraft Carrier

The US’ newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is finally expected to deploy next year, after years of setbacks and delays. The enormous…

Many American’s assume that prior to 9/11, the US hadn’t been attacked on its own soil since Pearl Harbor in 1941. However, this is not…

Winston Churchill

In America’s relatively short history it has gone through some turbulent, violent, and plain crazy times. One of the weirdest is Prohibition, a 13 year…