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How many US fighter planes managed to get airborne when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor?
Credit for this post goes to pete hill. The exact number of American fighters that managed to get airborne whilst the Japanese attack was still in progress is still unclear. The best estimate I ...
by pete hill
Was the US Navy Pacific Fleet 'destroyed' at Pearl Harbor?
'Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor' by R G Smith A common description of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941 is that it 'destroyed' the US Navy's Pacific Fleet moored there. The ...
by pete hill
Trying to find someone's service records?
I would like to share with you this information from the members on War History Fans. "For those of you trying to find your fathers army records and are not having luck, try the recorders office ...
by Marra M
Germany's mistakes during World War 1
Credit for this post goes to Mark Tercsak. Many people incorrectly blame Germany for the start of World War 1. Germany was involved but they did not start it. It was started by the assassination ...
by Vale
Did a German Soldier really kill 2000 allied soldiers with an mg-42 on Omaha beach?
Credit for this post goes to shooterike. I ran across this tale while doing research on the effectiveness of the WW2 German military. This was years ago, and at that time there were German Army ...
by Vale
Black Panthers During World War 2
The Black Panther Division 'The Black Panther Division' was the nickname given to the 66th Infantry Division of the United States. This infantry was active from April 1943 to November 1945. This ...
by Marra M
Two of the most spectacular victories in Australia's military history
Australian military history is full of spectacular victories when outnumbered, from WW1 to Vietnam. World War Two: The Kokoda Campaign, New Guinea In World War II, the most famous is the Kokoda ...
by Davrod
What were the Japanese losses at Pearl Harbour?
'Taylor's 2nd Kill'- Painting by Tom Freeman What were the Japanese losses at Pearl Harbour? The Japanese attack on the US Navy's Pacific Fleet's base at Pearl Harbour, Oahu on 7th December ...
by pete hill
The Allied Control Council
Ally Occupied Germany 1947 Allied Control Council or Allied Control Authority refers to the Four Powers composed of United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain and France (France may have been a ...
by Marra M
Where did the Japanese go after they bombed Pearl Harbor?
Credit for this post goes to pete hill. After the raid on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese 1st Air Fleet (Kido Butai) comprising the carriers Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku & Zuikaku, headed ...
by pete hill
Families Of Australian And British WWI Soldiers Might Get Some Closure
the fallen
Some of the missing bodies of Australian and British soldiers from the Fromelles fight during WWI 1916 are probably going to be found at the original mass graves that the German used to bury the ...
by Andrea
World War II U.S. pilot program
World War II in Africa. Aircraft cockpit view.
During World War 2, the US launched the Sergeant Pilots program from 1941 - 1945. The program was initiated after the government recognized that there were not enough college graduates or a ...
by Marra M
Why Japan could not have invaded the continental USA
Credit for this post goes to no. Look at how many American soldiers the poorly trained & equipped insurgents were able to kill in Iraq. Now multiply that by about 1,000. (And keep in mind that ...
by pete hill
The psychological effects of war
Statistics of US troops during WWII show that 40% of medical discharges during WWII were 'psychological' in nature. These medical discharges were given nice names such as "battle fatigue," "combat ...
by imported_Bob
The Day I Met A Nazi Spy
In 1993 I made my way to a luncheon for survivors of U Boats from World War 2. Most had been killed during the war. I met Otto Kretschmer, the most decorated and successful of all Navy officers on ...
by Mike Flores
The khukuri (kukri) or Gurkha knife
You Will Need The Red Cross
History of the Khukuri (kukri) It is really known as Khukuri from the Nepali word referring to a Nepalese knife but in English speaking countries it is called as Kukri. It has a curved edge ...
by Marra M
What were the pros and cons of dropping the atomic bomb during WW2?
What were the pros and cons of the U.S. dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during World War II? Pro: Dropping the bomb ended the war a lot faster. Had operation Olympic ...
by Elkabong
Lebensborn children
The Theory Some lunatic professors and medical people convinced not Hitler, but some of the German big shots and many of the general public, that the Nordic races in Norway and Sweden were what ...
by VonArnold
Could a single person have changed the outcome of World War Two?
If so, then that man was 2 IC to Hitler call Rudolph Hess; a man of 6 foot + stature, and possibly the only gentleman of the hierarchy when you look at Himmler, Goebbels, Goring, and all the ...
by VonArnold
Totenkopf is the German word for skull and crossbones. It is actually an old international symbol for death, danger or piracy. It consists of a human skull with or without the mandible and often ...
by Marra M
High Velocity Guns
Japanese World War 2 Tank
Essentials for High Velocity Weaponry 1. In order to give a projectile higher velocity, the charge size has to be increased. This is due to the fact that the charge needs to burn strong enough ...
by Asif Nadeem
What were the religious beliefs of the Nazis?
Hitler was an Atheist and expected every member of the NAZI party to be the same. He banned all officers from attending church and introduced Civil weddings and funerals, which were conducted by ...
by VonArnold
How was life for ordinary people in Germany during the Third Reich ?
Credit for this post goes to Jake from London. I read Allen's book on the Nazi "seizure of power" which is mistitled; the Nazis were actually voted in. Democratically! The benefits of the early ...
by Jake from London
Were their any US fighter planes airborne over Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1942?
Credit for this post goes to pete hill. When the Japanese first wave arrived over Pearl Harbour at 07:55, the only American planes airborne in the local area were six civilian light planes, all ...
by Vale
What did my relative do during the war?
Do you have a relative who fought for the US? If you would like to know what he/she did, you will need to obtain the DD 214. What is the DD-214? The Defense Department issues to each a veteran a ...
by Marra M
The US torpedo squadrons at Midway 1942- An unavoidable sacrifice?
The 15 planes of Torpedo 8 form up and head away from the USS Hornet on the morning of June 4, 1942. None of these planes would return.On June 4th, 1942, the Battle of Midway saw the United States ...
by pete hill
Computer's, Torpedoes, and You - Hedy Lamarr and WWII
Hedy Lamarr and torpedo technology are not things we ordinarily associate with one another. In spite of this, they are, in fact, interconnected. The famous actress and sex symbol had a deep ...
by JamesHinton
POW camps in the US during WWII
I knew a fair number of ex-POWS who stayed in the states after the war or returned shortly after. The US camps treated their prisoners better than those held by Germany or Japan. Many a POW at ...
by Elkabong
Terrorism and The Cold War
This Blog was originally a response to Kiwiguys's question in "Cold War Versus Modern Terrorism". The Cold War and terrorism are not directly connected. Less small wars happened during the CW, to ...
by Davrod
The India Pakistan war (First Kashmir War)
The British parliament voted in July 1947, on the Law for the independence of India, which divided what was, until then, known as British India into two sovereign states. By the Law of ...
by tanjaan
The meaning of the war symbols on a plane
Fighter Pilot
Bomb tally marks on the aircraft's body and cockpit indicate the number of kills or the number of missions flown. The tally indicates the amount of kills and the number of aircraft shot down. In ...
by Asif Nadeem
World War II: The Bruneval raid
Villa Stella Maris
Bruneval Bruneval Raid The Raid was also known as Operation Biting. It was an operation conducted on night of the 27th-28th of February, 1942, by British Forces against a German radar ...
by Asif Nadeem
Could the Allies have defeated Russia after World War II?
Credit for this post goes to Joe Freeman. Soviet MiG 31 Foxhound The Russians had excellent ground attack aircraft, (Sturmovik series) and their fighters were not to be despised up to around ...
by Vale
The Spanish American War
USS Maine blowing up
I have an extensive collection of firearms and militaria, and always looking to expand it, my specialty is the Spanish American War, so rarely heard, yet so massively important to the United ...
by Elkabong
What motivated the Japanese to be kamikaze bombers?
The Japanese were basically indoctrinated in the years before the war, " All for the emperor and the greater good of Japan. " They were willing, cheerfully, to die for the Emperor and get that one ...
by Elkabong
How did hitler and his wife live after news about the holocaust got out?
Hitler, even if he did not micromanage the actual holocaust process, was the one man who could have stopped it. But he didn't. The Nazis regarded themselves as the equivalent to pest control ...
by Jake from London
What was it like to be Jewish under the Nazi regime prior to WWII?
Helga Romes Passport
In order to understand the persecution of Jews at the hands of Hitler, before the World War 2, following is a short glimpse of the state of Jews under Nazi Regime before 1939:- 1. ...
by Asif Nadeem
A few of the top International War Museums worth visiting
The Saumer Armor Museum in France, the military equipment displayed there actually RUNS!! The Imperial War Museum in London. As Marra mentioned in the forum, it houses some interesting pieces like ...
by Elkabong
War in a slideshow
As the war on Hamas continued, the Israeli military said its warplanes launched 60 air strikes overnight in a drive to destroy Hamas`s ability to fire rockets into Israel. At left, smoke rose from an ...
by Andrea
The story of "Lady be Good"
The story of "Lady be Good" is an interesting and mysterious event for the war history fans. Here is a brief account:Lady Be GoodIt was a bomber plane in the USAF during World War II, and ...
by Asif Nadeem

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