Category: WORLD WAR II

Lettice Curtis, Jenny Broad, Wendy Sale Barker, Gabrielle Patterson and Pauline Gower standing in front of an Airspeed Oxford trainer

A large portion of combat during WWII occurred in the air. As such, manufacturers developed new aircraft that could stand up to the conditions of…

P-39s in flight

A substantial portion of combat during WWII occurred in the skies, as countries developed their aerospace technology. That included the United States, which developed more…

Hershel 'Woody' Williams, 97, (left) assists flamethrower expert Charles Hobson in flamethrower demonstration.

Hershel Williams, the last surviving Marine to have earned the Medal of Honor during WW2, let loose with a flamethrower during an event in West…

Three Wellington Mark ICsf No. 311 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF based at East Wretham, Norfolk, flying in stepped starboard echelon formation.

The remains of a Czech aircrew have been found within the wreckage of a Vickers Wellington bomber that crashed in the Netherlands during WWII. The…

Bill Donovan + a painted portrait of him on the wall

William “Wild Bill” Donovan is widely known as the “father of American Intelligence.” His determination to create a centralized counterintelligence unit paved the way for…

One man has been killed and another three people injured on the Solomon Islands when a WWII bomb suddenly exploded. The bomb exploded in May…

Cavalry of Kuban Cossacks on horseback

The repatriation of Lienz Cossacks is considered by many to be a massive betrayal by the United Kingdom. It was the result of the Yalta…

David Dushman during a memorial service in Ukraine in 2015

David Dushman was a 21-year-old serviceman with the Red Army when he took part in the liberation of Auschwitz. The last surviving Soviet soldier to…

A view of the remains of Mulberry harbour off Arromanches-les-Bains.

To pull off the greatest seaborne invasion in history that took place on June 6th, 1944, the Allies had to pioneer a whole range of…

Chocolate lovers tend to obsess over this treat’s yummy taste. However, chocolate has not always had such a great taste. Hershey’s developed some chocolate bars…

Iva Toguri D'Aquino mugshot + behind bars in Yokohama

Many Americans found themselves stranded abroad during WWII. One such individual was a woman named Iva D’Aquino (née Toguri). She spent part of the war…

Ocean explorer Tim Taylor has been awarded the Navy’s highest possible award for a civilian, the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award, for his work with…