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The BV 238 was the Heaviest Plane of WWII and an Example of Extreme German Engineering

For the first few decades after humanity conquered flight, flying boats consistently ranked among the largest aircraft in the world. In fact, the H-4 Hercules,…

Last Ditch Effort: German Tanks Were Disguised To Look Like American Tanks For The Battle of the Bulge

Operation Greif and the man who led it

Deception is a useful and commonly used military tactic. It can be used to confuse your enemy, feed them wrong information so they draw up…

This Multiple Purple Heart Recipient is the Most Decorated Native American Soldier in US History

American soldiers during the Vietnam War

Pascal Cleatus Poolaw was a veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, receiving the Purple Heart in each. Over his military career,…

The Absurd Rules-of-Engagement GIs Had to Follow During the Vietnam War

Michelin Tire Company and Vietnam War rubber trees plantation

The United States’ withdrawal from Vietnam is viewed as one of the most humiliating moments for the mighty nation. The most powerful military on earth,…

A-10 Thunderbolt II Pilot Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for Actions in Afghanistan

Mike "Vago" Hilkert standing in front of the American flag

The United State Army is honoring a member of the Air Force for his heroic actions while serving in Afghanistan. Major Mike “Vago” Hilkert is…

Carl Gamble: The Vietnam Vet and Airline Pilot Who Saved His Passengers from a Hijacker

Captain Carl Gamble

On March 27, 1984, a passenger aboard Piedmont flight 451 told a flight attendant that the aircraft was laden with explosives, and demanded a new…

The Incredible Life Of War Hero Eddie Rickenbacker: War Hero, Pioneer, And So Much More

Eddie Rickenbacker The War Hero

Eddie Rickenbacker is an American who seemingly lived ten lifetimes in one. He was a successful mechanic, automotive designer, race car driver, businessman, government consultant,…

How “Oorah” Became Part Of U.S. Marines Culture

Korean War Submarine and the US Marines

For civilians, it is seen in war movies and media associated with the Corps, for Marines it is heard daily; “Oorah” has become a symbol…

Here’s Why The P-51 Mustang Saw Combat As A Dive Bomber

P-51 Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is usually near the top of most aviation enthusiasts’ favorite WWII aircraft list, as it combines sleek, muscular looks with excellent performance,…

Jean Moulin Gave His Life for the French Resistance after refusing to give Intel to the “Butcher of Lyon”

French Resistance Fighter

Jean Moulin was a key member of the French Resistance during WWII who helped rally the scattered groups of fighters and served as the first…

Channing Tatum, Tom Hardy to Star in Movie About the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Channing Tatum wearing a suit + US Soldier standing behind barbed wire + Tom Hardy wearing a suit

Universal Pictures has announced it’s purchased an untitled pitch from writer and producer George Nolfi. The yet-to-be-written production will cover the days leading up to…

This Incredibly Flawed Government Report Sparked Panic During the Cold War

Russian Nuclear Control Room

Anyone who lived through the Cold War knew about the terrifying prospect of thousands of Soviet nuclear missiles raining down upon cities all over the…