Click the link to learn more, readers! How the B-29 Modernized the U.S. Air Force The bomber that ended WWII also paved the way for a more modern U.S. Air Force. BY ALEX HOLLINGS PUBLISHED: OCT 21, 2022 On February 18, 1943, with World War II raging in Europe and Asia, a hulking structure rolled onto the tarmac … Continue reading Remembering the B-29
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Scotty, Are You There?
Take a look at this piece on Star Trek’s most famous engineer, readers! 5 Things You Didn’t Know About James Doohan Jan 13, 2023 Samantha Franco Best known for his role as Montgomery Scott on the legendary television series Star Trek, James Doohan made a legacy for himself in more ways than one. He accomplished great … Continue reading Scotty, Are You There?
Looks like I found one of the inspirations for Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress*, readers. Russia relies heavily even now on railroads to transport goods and people across their country, which is so large that roads are less effective than rails. This is the reason why they need trains more than almost any other nation: … Continue reading War Trains
Remembering the U.S.S. Indianapolis
Learn more through the link, readers: USS Indianapolis survivors recount sinking, rescue By Henry Howard Aug 06, 2013 Fifteen of the 38 remaining survivors of the USS Indianapolis gathered in Indiana’s capital this past weekend in what could be their final reunion. "We’re more like brothers; we’re closer than a lot of brothers. We always … Continue reading Remembering the U.S.S. Indianapolis
Learn more through the link, readers! No Greater Glory: The Four Chaplains and the Sinking of the USAT Dorchester Written By: Command Sergeant Major James H. Clifford, USA-Ret. In the early morning hours of 3 February 1943, First Sergeant Michael Warish nearly gave up hope as he floated helplessly in the freezing waters of the North … Continue reading In Memoriam
A Non-Human Polish Soldier
Now this is a story, readers! Polish Corporal Wojtek – The Non-Human WWII Hero WORLD WAR II Mar 1, 2018 Shahan Russell During WWII, the Polish II Corps recruited a very unusual soldier named Wojtek who worked his way up to the rank of Corporal. Wojtek proved himself invaluable during the Battle of Monte Cassino … Continue reading A Non-Human Polish Soldier
A Horror Story on Production Quality
With apologies to all those who work in the manufacturing business, but this story is important. Particularly if you are writing a tale where firearms’ manufacture is concerned – or any manufacturing process, really. Do your villains have better tech than the heroes? If so, why? What makes their gear better than the good guys’? … Continue reading A Horror Story on Production Quality
Click the link to learn more, readers: Remembering three chaplains/POWs of WWII Jul 18, 2021 We are all familiar with the Four Chaplains who lost their lives that others may live when USAT Dorchester in WWII was sunk. Also we are familiar with Medal of Honor recipients Chaplain Emil Kapann, Korea, and Chaplain Vincent Capodanno … Continue reading Forgotten Chaplains
Talk about close calls, readers! Click the link to learn more – and be careful when you find something metal in your backyard. It might just be explosive! A Working Japanese World War II Bomb Was Found in Missouri By Peter Suciu May 12, 2021 It was onboard the USS Missouri (BB-63) that the Empire … Continue reading Yikes!
Forgiveness and Honor
“Forgive but do not forget” can have two meanings, readers. It can mean you forgive someone who hurt you while realizing they may never not want to hurt you again in the future. It can also mean, however, that you will never forget how your former enemy became your friend. Brookings, Oregon, fits into the … Continue reading Forgiveness and Honor