Meet The Author – Jay Stout

With the upcoming release of Jay Stout’s 3rd title with Casemate, Vanished Hero: The Life, War and Mysterious Disappearance of America’s WWII Strafing King, we thought we’d let you get to know the author.  Be sure to check out his other titles Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II and Fortress Ploesti The Campaign … More Meet The Author – Jay Stout

100 Years of Tanks

One hundred years ago the face of modern warfare was forever changed . On September 15, 1916, the British attacked German positions at Flers-Courcelette – part of the larger Somme offensive – with 32 tanks. The hopeful reaction to the new machines naturally spurred interest in how they had been conceived and by whom. A … More 100 Years of Tanks

Successful Launch for OSWALD BOELCKE

RG and Carole Hoover-Head hosted a Book Launch party for for his latest work, OSWALD BOELCKE: Germany’s First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat, for close friends at their home in Coronado on 6 September. Champagne and dinner were served with wild salmon, caviar, shrimp, fruit, and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Guests were greeted with a poster … More Successful Launch for OSWALD BOELCKE

September 6 1915-Birthday of the Modern Tank

September 16  1915: a prototype tank nicknamed Little Willie rolls off the assembly line in England. Little Willie was far from an overnight success. It weighed 14 tons, got stuck in trenches and crawled over rough terrain at only two miles per hour. However, improvements were made to the original prototype and tanks eventually transformed military … More September 6 1915-Birthday of the Modern Tank

The Coast Guard Celebrates 226 Years of Service

Today marks the 226th anniversary of the creation of the US Coast Guard. Responsible for maritime rescue, drug interdiction, smuggling prevention, and humanitarian aid distribution, the Coast Guard traces its history to August 4, 1790.  From the Napoleonic Wars through modern day conflicts, the Coast Guard has secured our waters and protected our coasts, and served along … More The Coast Guard Celebrates 226 Years of Service

America’s First Clash with Iran: The Tanker War 1987-88

    In May 1987 the US frigate Stark, calmly sailing the waters of the Persian Gulf, was suddenly blown apart by an Exocet missile fired from an Iraqi jet fighter. A fifth of the ship’s crew was killed and many others horribly burned or wounded. This event jumpstarted one of the most mysterious conflicts … More America’s First Clash with Iran: The Tanker War 1987-88