Dieppe, 19th August 1942 wasn't just a cover for an Enigma 'Pinch'. RAF radar technician, Flight Sergeant Jack Nissenthall had the task of rendering German Freya radar system at Pourville unusable
The conditions at Iwo Jima made the battle an epic of struggle against extreme odds. Ingenious defenses, demoralizing attacks, and the island itself with Mount Suribachi looming in the background gave a special horror to this battle.
In February 1942, the night sky over a blacked out Los Angeles erupted in anti-aircraft fire. Were the Japanese invading? Or was it a UFO? One thing was certain: the city was on the edge.
British and Commonwealth forces were sent to Greece to bolster the Greek Army under attack from the Germans in 1941. The subsequent withdrawal to Crete was fraught - no more than defending the island
The British victory opened the door to one of the most important -- and dominant -- weapons to be created in the 20th century.
The power of the carrot first came into play with the installation of airborne interception radar (AIR) in planes of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. Before the use of AIR, the British were being dealt a heavy blow by German nighttime raids. However, radar gave RAF pilots a...
This is an engaging story told to me by my companion of many years, Herbert (Jim) Margosian. He served as a paratrooper in the Pacific theater in WWII.
In 1933 a tiny provincial airport was built at Gravesend. It grew gradually until WW2 was declared when it expanded rapidly into a front line fighter station. It was the home for many nationalities that flew as RAF. We look at a brief history of some of the squadrons that fought here.
The blitzkrieg tactic used by the Germans in WW2 was devastatingly efficient. Poland and France fell in quick succession and the Soviets were on their knees. The Blitzkrieg tactic created by Guderian almost secured the victory for the Germans.
Okinawa was the last and bloodiest battle of the Pacific island hopping campaign in the Pacific during WWII. The Japanese army fought a to the last man, from a series of deep caves anchored around Shuri Castle, which was finally overran by an avalanche of Allied bombs and bullets.