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“It was a good combat weapon that never failed me,” In the rugged African Jungles and savannahs, Portuguese paratroopers used the AR-10 to flush out…

“Semper Fidelis” Men were floating in the water, some wounded and screaming, others already dead. Scanning the carnage, Dean Ladd wondered how long his luck…

When graduating from Jamestown High School in Missouri in 1964, Larry Reynolds recognized an opportunity to continue his education through the University of Missouri-Columbia, participating…

Italian attempts to reach an armistice with the Anglo-American forces were attempted several times and on personal initiatives since 1942. This article describes some of…

If you always wanted to know how many aircraft were produced during the war years, then this is your must-read list. The aircraft are ranked…

The Auschwitz concentration camp is an international symbol of human tragedy, terror, and genocide. It was originally intended to be another of the regular concentration…

In the late spring of 1944, Lloyd Workman left his home near the community of Vienna, Missouri, to travel to the sprawling city of St.…

In this DAKOTA HUNTER BLOG, you will read about the concept of the Post-War Airborne Aircraft Carriers. During WWII, the flight range of the USAAF…

The Scirè was a small Italian coastal submarine that entered service in April 1938. Its name commemorates an Italian victory in Ethiopia in March 1936.…

In decades past, the Enloe family of mid-Missouri produced a respected line of physicians and dentists. Several of them established a legacy while serving in…

Spending the latter years of the Great Depression serving in the U.S. Navy, Fred Hoechst Jr. returned to St. Louis following his discharge in March…

Coming of age in a community of St. Louis referred to as the “Patch,” Fred Hoechst Jr. graduated from high school only to experience the…