Table of Contents – January 2009 World War II

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FEATURES

Outkilling the Enemy
By Gene Santoro
Gen. Curtis LeMay made no apologies for conducting an all-out air war against Germany and Japan

Prelude to Pearl
By Stephen Harding
Early on December 7, 1941, a ship fatally attacked by a Japanese sub in the Pacific radioed its fate to the world. Was anyone listening?

PORTFOLIO
Paper Bullets
Allied and Axis propaganda leaflets were intended to trick, terrify, and divide the enemy

COVER STORY
Fallout from the Blast
By Nigel Jones
Claus von Stauffenberg’s son recounts the terror and tumult that engulfed the family after his father’s attempt to kill Hitler in 1944

Birds of War
By Karen Jensen
A thousands-strong force of messengers, spies, and counterspies helped save lives and win battles

WEAPONS MANUAL
Ready, Aim, Bomb
By Max Gadney
The much-hyped Norden bombsight was less than accurate when Europe’s skies clouded over

DEPARTMENTS  

Mail

World War II Today
Wartime pope defended; German bunker as time capsule; home for washed-up spies

War Letters
A sailor captured at Corregidor on his three horrific years as a POW
By Andrew Carroll

Conversation
Carlo D’Este on what drove Churchill to wartime greatness
By Gene Santoro

Unknown Soldiers
The troubled author of the famed poem about a ball-turret gunner
By Stephen Budiansky

Time Travel
On the island of Guam, World War II is never far from sight
By John C. Pursley

Reviews
The good news about Market Garden; Hitler; Spike Lee’s Miracle

What If…
…Hitler had defeated the Soviet Union
By Mark Grimsley

Challenge
A strange turn in weapons development

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  1. Jim Chorazy

    What If…
    …Hitler had defeated the Soviet Union
    By Mark Grimsley

    Grimsley’s review of Herwig’s theory makes no mention of the development of German jets, anti-aircraft rockets, etc., in the context of B-29s from Iceland trying to drop atomic bombs on western German cities. German jets stationed in north western France would have made short work of B-29s coming in from Iceland. If Germany had defeated the Soviet Union in 1941 or 42, the focus would have been on expediting the developmentof high-tech weapons for dealing with the eventual confrontation with the United States. This is mentioned in terms of the A9/A10 & the Type 21 U-boats, & long range Amerika bombers, but curiously nothing is mentioned about German jets (which would have included second generation jets).

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  2. simone

    we have some history on John stocco prisoner of war in Oct8, 1944 letters from general to his mother from the chaplan from johnny his wife of 93 years has kept them and if you think you might be intrested please email thank you Lilly Stocco

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