“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…”

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the devastating Pearl Harbor attack near Honolulu, HI. The surprise attack by Japanese forces began before 8am on a Sunday morning, and ended with the deaths of more than 2,400 American soldiers and civilians. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the US Congress: “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a … More “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…”

Guest Post: ‘What-if’ing the Vanished Hero and Beyond

Jay A. Stout, author of Vanished Hero, has written a thoughtful and moving guest post for us in honor of Elwyn G. Righetti’s birthday—and the day he disappeared.  Elwyn G. Righetti was perhaps the most aggressive fighter group commander to serve in World War II.  Today, April 17, 2017, marks what would have been his 102nd birthday.  … More Guest Post: ‘What-if’ing the Vanished Hero and Beyond

75th Anniversary – Operation Barbarossa

“When Operation Barbarossa begins, the world will hold its breath.” – Adolf Hitler, 1941 On this day, 75 years ago, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union in the largest military operation in history. With more soldiers, tanks, planes, and guns than in any other offensive, Operation Barbarossa opened up the Eastern Front during World War … More 75th Anniversary – Operation Barbarossa

The Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission on August 17, 1943.  On this day, the US eighth air force executed a strategic bombing attack against the Luftwaffe on a Messerschmitt BF 109 plant in Regensburg and a Ball-bearing factory in Schweinfurt.  While the mission was a success in Regensburg, it inflicted heavy damage on … More The Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission