Category: WORLD WAR II

Military portrait of Eric Carter + grounded Hawker Hurricane

Former Royal Air Force pilot Eric Carter has died at the age of 101. Carter was part of the top-secret Force Benedict mission in Russia,…

View of a pair of M4 Sherman tanks as they manouver through smoke during a training exercise, July 1942.

The Sherman tank is one of the most well-known tanks involved in WWII, alongside the German Tiger and Soviet T-34. In the decades after the…

Air raids were a common occurrence during World War II. Cities across Europe were subjected to nighttime bombings aimed at throwing their military forces off…

The Battle of Midway is regarded as one of the finest and most influential naval victories in history. The battle took place in June 1942…

Cordelia E. Cook was a woman who was in the U.S. Army at a time when women could not serve in frontline duties and were…

Converted A-20G and operated by 46th Bombardment Group from 8th April 1944 to August 1945.

During WWII, every aircraft in America’s roster of medium bombers was excellent. These were the B-26 Marauder, the B-25 Mitchell, and the A-20 Havoc. The…

Five German soldiers preparing the 1943 Panther tank for loading

While most pensioners spend their retirement vacationing, there are some who prefer to dedicate their time to collecting war memorabilia. While seemingly harmless, there are…

Lawrence ‘Benny’ Goodman, the last surviving pilot from Britain’s beloved 617 Squadron, responsible for the Dambuster raids, has died, aged 100. His passing makes Leonard…

Bruno Mussolini was the second acknowledged son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his wife, Rachele. He was a decorated and experienced pilot, but his…

Picture of Bomb, a Canadian Army Sherman Tank. It is preserved in Sherbrooke, QC. Seen here in april 2015.

Not many tanks from the 1940s were known for exceptional reliability, especially heavy tanks like the German Tiger and King Tigers. However, if there was…

War is not normally a time for playing games and making bets, but that’s exactly what happened in 1943 between General Dwight D. Eisenhower and…

Van T. Barfoot was a true war hero, whose exploits saved many of his comrades’ lives and even those of the enemies he captured. He…