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The Most Damaging Spy In US History Was An Unassuming Accountant – Elusive For 22 Years!

Damian Lucjan
Robert Hanssen's mugshots

In the annals of American history, there existed a man whose treacherous actions shook the very foundations of national security. Robert Hanssen, an unassuming accountant…

Winston Churchill’s Daughter Commanded Anti-Aircraft Batteries During World War II

Mary Soames (née Spencer-Churchill) saluting in uniform

Winston Churchill is almost synonymous with World War II, serving as British Prime Minister throughout the conflict. However, he wasn’t the only Churchill to do…

Martin B-26 Marauder: The Accident-Prone Medium Bomber That Went On to Become One of the Most Successful of WWII

Martin B-26 Marauder 'Big Hairy Bird' in flight

The Martin B-26 Marauder was an American twin-engine medium bomber that saw service during World War II. Taking part in action in all theaters of…

Australian Soldiers Viewed the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels’ As Their Saviors During World War II

Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels carrying a stretcher while an Australian soldier follows behind

Alongside the Allies who braved the fighting in the Territory of Papua were a group of selfless heroes known as the “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.” These…

Fairey Swordfish: The Outdated Biplane That Helped Sink the German Battleship Bismarck

Fairey Swordfish Mk II in flight

The Fairey Swordfish was a biplane torpedo bomber, nicknamed “Stringbag,” that primarily served with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the British Royal Navy during…

USS Ticonderoga (CV-14): The Aircraft Carrier That Served In Two Wars and Aided In the Apollo Missions

USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) at sea

The USS Ticonderoga (CV/CVA/CVS-14) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier built by the US Navy during the Second World War. She was the fourth ship to…

How Did the Manhattan Project’s Scientists React to the World’s First Atomic Bomb Test?

Trinity Test mushroom cloud rising into the sky

On July 16, 1945, a military weapons test occurred that forever changed the annals of history – and warfare. Known as the Trinity Test, it…

USS Buckley (DE-51): The Destroyer Escort That Took Out a German U-boat With Hand-to-Hand Combat and Grenades

USS Buckley (DE-51) at sea

The USS Buckley (DE-51) was a destroyer escort and lead ship of her class that served with the US Navy between 1943-46. During her wartime…

Before Starring Alongside Andy Griffith, Don Knotts Served In the US Army Special Services

Don Knotts as Barney Fife in 'The Andy Griffith Show'

Before Don Knotts became a household name for his roles on television and film, he scored some of his first comedy gigs serving in the…

Leonard Matlovich Was the First Serviceman to Out Himself in Protest of the US Military’s Homophobic Regulations

Portrait of Leonard Matlovich

Outside of his service during the Vietnam War, US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich fought a very different kind of battle, one against the…

Japan’s Secret Weapon for the Invasion of British Malaya Was… Bicycles?

Man riding a bicycle while holding an umbrella

During World War II, Japan employed a seemingly innocuous ally: the bicycle. As the empire faced logistical challenges and scarce resources, these manually-driven vehicles played…

Comedian Rob Riggle Continued to Serve In the US Marine Corps, Even After Making It In Hollywood

Rosemary Giles
Rob Riggle speaking into a microphone on stage

Rob Riggle isn’t just a familiar face in the entertainment industry – he’s also a decorated military veteran. Prior to gracing our screens with his…