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

The Way of the Eagle

Casemate is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest title in the Vintage Aviation Series,  The Way of the Eagle, by  Philadelphia native Charles J. Biddle.   Having graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1914, Charles John Biddle was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and was employed by the law firm of Drinker, … More The Way of the Eagle

Civil War author fascinated by Spa City visit

James Huffstodt recently discussed his book, “Lincoln’s Bold Lion,” at Saratoga Springs History Museum. The book is about Civil War Union Brigadier General Martin D. Hardin who grew up in Saratoga Springs. He was wounded four times, lost an arm to amputation, was mentored by President Lincoln, fought at Gettysburg, and played a key role … More Civil War author fascinated by Spa City visit

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