Britain’s multi-role Mosquito remains a legend

originally posted at WARISBORING.COM Aviation Geeks Race to Save World War II’s Best Fighter-Bomber Britain’s multi-role Mosquito remains a legend by ROBERT BECKHUSEN The de Havilland Mosquito was arguably the best British plane of World War II, the war’s most effective fighter-bomber and one of the most versatile military planes ever built. That’s why it’s strange so … More Britain’s multi-role Mosquito remains a legend

1941- Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, bringing the US into World War II

Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack went on for just two hours, but it proved  devastating: The Japanese destroyed nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight  battleships, and more than 300 airplanes. Over 2,000 Americans soldiers … More 1941- Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, bringing the US into World War II

Louisiana attorney Steve Rabalais writes bio of Mississippi man’s WWI feats

Featured in the Miami Herald Because he couldn’t find a book about the Mississippi native who was a mentor to Dwight D. Eisenhower and chief of staff to Gen. John Pershing, Louisiana attorney Steve Rabalais has written one. His biography of Gen. Fox Conner , who was chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force … More Louisiana attorney Steve Rabalais writes bio of Mississippi man’s WWI feats

VIKINGS: Fact vs Fiction

http://www.casematepublishers.com/index.php/distributed-publishers/casemate/vikings-at-war.html#.WEBcWrIrK70 The Vikings were a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century who established a name for themselves as traders, explorers and warriors. They discovered the Americas long before Columbus and could be found as far east as the distant reaches of Russia. While these people are often attributed as savages raiding … More VIKINGS: Fact vs Fiction

73 Years Ago Today – The Sinking Of USS Liscome Bay Photo

Of the 77 escort carriers commissioned during World War II, a total of 6 were lost to enemy action, which speaks volumes about their durability given that they dodged kamikazes while supporting beachheads,, fought against overwhelming odds at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944, and hunted German U-Boats in the Atlantic. For one … More 73 Years Ago Today – The Sinking Of USS Liscome Bay Photo