Category: WORLD WAR II

Troop lying down on the jungle floor

Jungle warfare is its own beast. Often called a “Green Hell,” the terrain, animal species and weather conditions force soldiers to contend with an environment…

Double Wasp

In a previous article, we went over the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine’s incredible capabilities and its importance for the war effort during WWII. While it is…

Turks and Anzac Troops Truce

Apart from a few exceptions, truces and ceasefires are not normally known to be eventful, with most consisting of either a white flag or the…

USS Mississinewa After a Kaiten Attack

The Japanese use of suicide tactics during WWII was based on a number of fundamental reasons. From a cultural standpoint, dying in combat was an…

Exterior of Auschwitz II-Birkenau

Staff working at the site of Auschwitz II-Birkenau have discovered anti-Semitic graffiti on the premise. Word of the discovery was announced on October 5, 2021,…

Dream Flights

100-year-old British veteran Ron Holdsworth took a flight in a 1940s era biplane on Thursday for a flight over Bakersfield, California. The flight was organized…

WASP standing atop a P-38 + Four WASPs walking away from an airplane

Women in the US took on many positions while men were serving overseas during World War II. Some worked in factories, while others volunteered with…

It has been said that the hardest military maneuverer is a retreat. Usually, the defeated force is in poor shape (hence the retreat), has lost…

Although she has been regarded as an aviation pioneer, only a handful of people know about Dame Fanny Lucy Houston. In fact, without Lady Houston,…

George Patton and Sears

Legendary but controversial US General George S. Patton was known as a man of action who got things done no matter how difficult. He was…

Japanese bomber + Unit 731 personnel

The final stages of World War II were filled with bloody battles between the Japanese and the United States. With US forces gaining ground, the…

HMS Venturer

Although movies like to portray intense cat and mouse submarine battles that are fought solely underwater, this type of combat is actually extremely rare. So…