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SOE Agent Odette Sansom Was the First Woman to Be Awarded the George Cross

Odette Sansom standing with a group of young women

In 1942, a young Odette Sansom responded to a call from the British Admiralty, asking for individuals to send postcards or family photographs from the…

The F-117 Nighthawk Had a Relatively Short Service Life with the US Air Force

Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk parked on a runway

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk was the first ever operational US Air Force stealth aircraft. It proved to be highly successful and effective, operating in a…

Luck of Kokura: The Japanese City That Avoided Atomic Bombing – Twice

Sketch of Kokura

Kokura is located on the northern tip of Japan’s Kyushu island. Housing one of the country’s largest military arsenals, it was a key target in…

Korean War Epic ‘Devotion’ Features Authentic Aircraft from the Period

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell as Jesse Brown and Thomas Hudner in 'Devotion'

Actors Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell portray famed naval aviators Jesse L. Brown and Thomas J. Hudner Jr. in the upcoming Korean War film, Devotion.…

US Air Force Pilot Richard Ritchie Shot Down Five Enemy Aircraft in Vietnam

Richard Ritchie wearing his pilot's jacket + McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II in flight

On August 28, 1972, US Air Force Capt. Richard Stephen “Steve” Ritchie and Weapons System Officer Capt. Charles Barbin DeBellevue successfully shot down a North…

One of Germany’s Top Test Pilots During World War II Was a Woman

Hanna Reitsch smiling

As with other countries, Germany had a number of pilots to test out new aircraft. While the majority were male, there were some females who…

Ukrainian Military Using Virtual Simulators to Train Volunteer Fighters

Drawing of an AK-47 on a wall

In an attempt to better train volunteers joining the Territorial Defence Forces (TDF) and preserve any remaining ammunition, the Ukrainian military has turned to virtual…

Nuclear Weapons Were Almost Deployed During the Korean War

Two commanding officers reading a newspaper announcing the armistice being signed to pause the Korean War

The end of the Second World War ended with a literal bang for the Americans when they forced the Japanese surrender by dropping atomic bombs…

Operation Northwoods: America’s Proposed Cold War False Flag Operation

Military portrait of Lyman Lemnitzer + Fidel Castro looking to the side

The Cold War was unlike any other time in US history. The Soviet Union had become a threat to democracy and the ideals Americans held…

Robert Howard: The Decorated Green Beret Who was Nominated for the MoH Three Times

Robert Howard wearing his Medal of Honor

Robert L. Howard was a dedicated US Army Special Forces soldier who received 14 wounds during his 54 months in Vietnam. His service afforded him…

The Battle of Kuwait International Airport was the Largest Tank Battle in US Marine Corps History

Two destroyed Iraqi tanks in the desert

In the early 1990s, warfare was largely about air superiority, as was shown in the Gulf War. While the tank had once been the king…

M270 MLRS: The Incredible Rocket Launch System That Continues to See Combat

M270 MLRS launching a rocket

The M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is an armored multiple rocket launcher that has been used by the US Army for decades. Jointly developed…