Guest Authors

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Articles by Jeremy Lyons:

In The World of Military Vehicles, Anything Is Possible

A ship that can rise over water sounds like something out of Star Wars, but just such a craft is one of many different types of…

Don’t Poop at 70,000 Feet: CIA Wrote a Manual for U-2 Pilots on How Not To

The U-2 spy plane, that long, sleek single engine monster that flew at 70,000 feet to photograph the earth’s surface on behalf of the CIA,…

WW2 & Vietnam: Father & Son to be Interred Together

A very poignant internment ceremony will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on December 4, 2018, when father and son will be interred together. 1st…

A Lone Unidentified Mustang Pilot ‘held off 30 fighters from attacking a squadron of B-17s for over half an hour’

There were a lot of heroes who emerged from World War II: soldiers, pilots, sailors, and more. One of them – James Howard – wasn’t…

Trouble Continues for F35 Fighter Plane as Entire US Fleet Grounded

A Pentagon spokesman confirmed on October 11, 2018, that the US armed forces have temporarily grounded their entire fleet of F-35 fighter planes following a…

Wacko: Navy Destroyer That Sank A Japanese Sub – With Potatoes

The luck of the Irish was with USS O’Bannon (DD 450) not once, but many times during the perilous years of World War II. The ship…

Sub-Machine Guns – Preferred Weapon of Heroes And Outlaws

Warriors are only as effective as their weapons, and sub-machine guns (SMGs) have been an intrinsic part of soldiers’ arsenals for almost a century. Some…

“Glowing” Wounds: Why Civil War Soldiers Had Injuries That Shone

Using insects – primarily maggots – to treat burns and wounds is a recognized, valid therapy. It is still used today to “debride” (clean) everything…

Inside the Sierra Army Depot Graveyard

After the final shots are fired in a war and the armistice is signed, there are still unanswered questions looming about what to do with…

Myths of WW2: Isn’t The Reality Harsh Enough?

World War II has been captured on film by Hollywood, written about in both fictional and factual books, and caught in newsreel footage at the…

Understanding the USS Arizona: Sunken Ship Reveals Tragic Secrets

One of the most traumatic losses the United States experienced during World War II happened before the country had even gone to war – the…

Urban Legends – No All These WW2 Stories are True

When well-known amazing stories turn out to be false, we call them “urban legends.” This is a polite name for what is really a bald-faced…