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Chilling Survival Story of a WWII B-17 Pilot, Shot Down & Stranded in The Pacific

Veterans History Project The story began in the humid chill of a tropical morning. Norman Smith and his crew rose early. It was 1943, and…

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Amazing Colorized WWII Photos

Alfred T. Palmer, Library of Congress A young U.S. Army Air Force member tests the machine gun on a YB-17 bomber. The B-17 was…

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Strange And Experimental Aircraft Throughout Military History

From a rubber inflatable aircraft, to a Goblin, to a Pancake, to one of the original drones ever made – these strange and experimental aircraft throughout military history are sure…

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World World 2 Facts: Did You Know These 29 Interesting Details?

Calvin Graham Was Youngest Decorated US Soldier at 12 Pearl Harbor Visitors Bureau “Green Boys” was a term given to soldiers who…

Mariya Oktyabrskaya And The Legend Of The ‘Fighting Girlfriend’

When the fighting of World War II reached her doorsteps in Soviet Union, Mariya Oktyabrskaya evacuated to Siberia in 1941. Her husband – a military officer in the Soviet Army…

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Interesting Facts About The P-51 Mustang

One Of The Longest Fighter Missions Of The War Happened In A Mustang While the P-51 Mustang is thoroughly American, other allied pilots made good…

Captivating, Unique Tanks Throughout History

Gustav Gun Tank Pat. W. Kohl, U.S. Army Hitlers massive weapon would make any opposition tremble. This monster was designed to have the capabilities to…

The Strongest Armed Forces in the World

Turkey Maj. Jean Duggan, U.S. Air Force The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF or TSK) consists of the Army, Air Force and the…

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Nazi Germany’s Horten Ho 229 – Hitler’s Secret Stealth Bomber

Towards the end of World War II, Nazi Germany developed jet turbine propulsion technology. That may not sound incredible but the Allies were still flying propeller aircraft. Jet technology enabled…

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Unusual Military Experiments Of The Past

The Nazi Sun Gun Aimed To Burn The Earth From Space NASA The plans for this cartoonish “death ray” were discovered once…

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