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The actual bomb: Fat Man One would have thought that after the meticulous and monumental job of creating an atomic weapon in just a few years would be shadowed by the same meticulous planning in delivery. For the most part, World War II was decided by the armies that could best organizer and maintain supply […]

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Consolidated B-32 Dominator

by Daniel Russ on November 9, 2016

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      The Consolidated B-32 Dominator oddly was not just a fallback should the B-29 fall behind in production, it ironically became the plane that couldn’t keep up.     The Consolidated B-32 Dominator was one of those projects with a promising start and an abrupt end.the level of spending in the US government […]

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D-Day Through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz – A Review

June 1, 2016

  Dieter Eckhertz, German WWII journalist did extensive interviews with German soldiers who were defending Normandy Beach on June 6th 1944. His son, Holger just recently published these. Here for example is testimony from Second Lieutenant L.T.J. Wergens, an artillery Battery Officer assigned to the 716th Infantry Division, an amalgam of Balkan, troops and older […]

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SR-71A Photos Remind Us That This Was Essentially A Space Plane.

May 4, 2016

The SR-71 A was the Strategic Reconnaissance Aircraft was built by aerospace engineer Clarence Kelley at the infamous Skunkworks. The plane was a reaction to the downing of a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft and the subsequent capture of pilot Francis Gary Powers. The Cold War sparked many innovations, and high speed aviation, high altitude and high […]

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And Even More Amazing Photos

August 21, 2015
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KKK Relaxing At a Carnival. . US Intelligence Guesses What Hitler Might Look Like In Hiding. . Naval Avaitors Who Land On The Wrong Side Of The Deck Get Humiliated. Grumman F9F Panther. . Nazis Executed A Communist In 1941 . Ruby Bridges, First African American Child At A White School In November 1960. . […]

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More Amazing Photos

August 18, 2015

Oldest Civil War Veteran Bill Lundy Poses With Jet Fighter 1955 SS Guards forced to load bodies at Bergen Belsen for Burial Frozen Soviet Soldier Propped Up In Winter war with Finland in 1939 Union Soldiers Receiving Rations at Fort Sumpter. . Soviet Soldiers Stand In Front Of Soviet Ashes at Madjanek Concentration Camp . […]

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Clark Gable Flew Combat Missions.

July 30, 2015
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  Famed Hollywood romantic heavy Clark Gable signed up to serve the in USAAF after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was assigned to the 351st Bomber Group and also trained and served as a top Gunner in a B-17 Bomber. He was part of the first Motion Picture Unit in the USAAF and captured imagery […]

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The Battle of Villers-Bocage And Michael Whittmann

June 1, 2015

Sherman Firefly . The Battle of Villers-Bocage took place on the 13th of June 1944, about a week after 160,000 Allied troops invaded the Normandy beaches. One Brigade Group from the United Kingdom, elements of the Canadian 3rd Division faced down on Panzer Heavy Tank Battalion. The Brigade Group was an ad hoc assignment, probably […]

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New Nose Art Finds

May 27, 2015
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This Is The Size Of The A-10’s Gun.

February 13, 2015

The GAU 8 is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type cannon that is typically found installed in the anti tank plane the USAF flies nown as the A-10. Soon to be decommissioned.     Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The B-47 Stratojet Was The Backbone Of Strategic Air Command.

June 10, 2014

  . .     . We built 2032 of them. They served as the backbone of the Strategic Air Command, and had World War III ever really broken out, this plane would be the very tip of the spear of US military presence. They were one pillar of the Nuclear Triad. The 37 degree […]

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B-25 waist gunner from the 617th BS, 477th BG.

June 6, 2014

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The Northrup XP-56 Black Bullet.

May 27, 2014

    It was 1943 when Northrup began experimenting with the idea of a ground to altitude interceptor that had no horizontal tail, only a tiny vertical tail, and the wing itself was half the width of the plane. Making a flying wing would solve problems of drag on too many surfaces. Development was slowed […]

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More Great Statistics Found On Line. Here, US Aircraft Losses In Korea.

March 14, 2014

  I love this new website http://www.alternatewars.com where they list some great military statistics. Below, click to enlarge and we see aircraft losses in the Korean War.   . Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Dresden Was Our Guernica.

November 8, 2013

      On April 26, 1937, Bombers from Hitler’s Condor Legion dropped munitions on a small town in Spain known as Guernica. The town represented a pocket of resistance against Franco’s growing fascist populism and a seat of the Nationalist movement. Junkers 52 bombers and Heinkel 51s hit the city and returned to strafe […]

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Air Force Challenge Coins.

November 5, 2013

  So for years the USAF has had a tradition that when a group of airmen are sitting at a table at a bar, someone pulls out a unit coin and challenges to see who does not have their coin on their person. He or she who did not have that coin, paid for the […]

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Unusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.

September 24, 2013

              Source wiki . Related Posts:More great WWII Propaganda PostersGerman World War II Propaganda Posters.Georgian Army Recruitment VideoNewest Marine Corps CommercialFairly Hilarious Indian Military Recruitment Video Features Bollywood Like Sound Track.

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More Amazing US Manufacturing Statistics From World War II.

May 2, 2013

      The US total military built a grand total of 324,750 aircraft during the Second World War.   We built 99,950 fighters, 97,810 bombers, 23,928 transport, and 57,623 training aircraft.         Keep in mind, this is just aircraft production.   Britain built 131,549 combat aircraft; not the least of which […]

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Hiroshima And Nagasaki Did Not Convince Japan To Surrender.

April 15, 2013

  Bombing of Yokohama   .    B-29s Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Yokohama . Bombing of Shizoku . Bombing of Gifu . Bombing of Ogasaki . Bombing of Toyama . The story so far.  Japan attacked American assets in the Pacific in World War II. We counterattacked. They fought us […]

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Excerpt from Sled Driver, by Major Brian Shul.

March 15, 2013

  Walt continues to update me with numerous reactions he sees on the DEF panel. He is receiving missile tracking signals. With each mile we traverse, every two seconds, I become more uncomfortable driving deeper into this barren and hostile land. I am glad the DEF panel is not in the front seat. It would […]

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