world war 2

night witches

“Just a bunch of girlies” – The Night Witches

All you heard was a “whoosh” as they closed in.  They were so stealthy that radars, infrared, nor radio locators could pick them up.  Flying biplanes stripped of almost everything, the “Night Witches” were the Nazis ultimate nightmare. In a time when women were barred from combat, even in the Soviet Union, these women stepped …

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Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima and its significance to World War II

When you think of World War II, Hitler and Nazis may come to mind.  Iwo Jima specifically conjures images of Marines fighting the Japanese.  The truth is, Iwo Jima played a significant role in actually ending World War II. World War II progressed intensely as it traveled from Europe to the Asian Pacific region.  While …

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WWII submarine USS Grayback located after 75 years

Modern technology allows people to do many things in the palm of their hands these days.  Most people use this technology to communicate about themselves faster, posting selfies and statuses on social media.  Others, however, use the gifts of modern technology to go back in time and find missing submarines. The USS Grayback played a …

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b-17

Video: Flak Over Germany – B-17 Crew Rare Footage

B-17 Flying Fortresses in overseas combat theaters during World War II. The B-17 may have first seen combat in American markings in the Philippines, but it would earn its enduring fame with the Eighth Air Force, based in England and fighting over Occupied Europe. The story of the B-17 would become the story of the …

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d-day

Watch: Lost WW2 D-Day Invasion Footage

Rare World War II footage is hard to come by these days. While the recent success of the movie Dunkirk has been reigniting people’s interest in the greatest battle the world has ever seen, Hollywood’s rendition could never be as incredible as the real thing. Recently, four reels were discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower …

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Female World War II Pilot Finally Allowed Inurnment at Arlington

After an act of Congress, World War II pilot Elaine Harmon has finally been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. She was one of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, who flew military aircraft in missions outside of combat so that men would be able to dogfight on the front lines. The women, who were …

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