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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- June 2011

    The War’s Deadliest Weapon: Starvation World War II was about many things: ideology, conquest, survival. But food historian Lizzie Collingham makes a persuasive case in a new book that the war was largely about food. In The Taste of War:...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- August 2011

     Last-Ditch Nazi Poison Plot Revealed Two months before the end of the war, in March 1945, a captured B-17 Flying Fortress took off from a German airfield in Stuttgart and set course for the French border. Above the small town of...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- October 2011

    The ‘Dambusters’ Fly Again Famous Bombing Raid Reenacted Allied bombing, for all its lethal ferocity, was not an exact science. When the Royal Air Force set its sights on the heavily defended hydroelectric dams in Germany’s Ruhr...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- December 2011

    Dutch Resistance Fighter Confesses to 65-Year-Old Murder—and Learns She Killed an Innocent Man She had carried the secret for 65 years but did not want to take it to her death. So 96-year-old Atie Ridder-Visser, a hero of the Dutch...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2012

    Medal of Honor Recipient’s Colt .45, Stolen 33 Years Ago, Turns Up at Auction When George Berry bid on a rare 1911 Colt .45 in an online auction in July, he had no idea it had been stolen years before from a Vietnam War Medal of Honor...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- April 2012

    Iraq War Ends; Vietnam Comparisons Continue The departure of the last U.S. soldiers from Iraq in December marked the close of a nearly nine-year war that began in March 2003 with missile strikes on Baghdad aimed at ousting President Saddam...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- June 2012

    Tapes Give New Voice to JFK’s Vietnam Doubt The last 45 hours of more than 248 hours of declassified conversations of President John F. Kennedy, taped in the White House shortly before his death, reveal a president worried about where...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2012

    Army Spc. 4 Leslie Sabo Awarded Medal of Honor Posthumously Leslie H. Sabo Jr., the nation’s newest Medal of Honor recipient, died in a Cambodian jungle on May 10, 1970, after a daylong battle in which he tried to save his fellow...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- October 2012

    First Trip to Vietnam by a U.S. Secretary of Defense Since End of War Yields Big Results In June, as part of a nine-day regional tour of Asia aimed at boosting military ties in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Vietnam News -December 2012

    Newly Discovered Vietnam Monument Baffles Pennsylvania Community A monument dedicated on Nov. 11, 1966,“to the men of Delaware County for their valiant service in Vietnam” was recently discovered beneath brush in an old bank parking...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- January 2012

    Cook Cleland’s Race 74 Returns Cook Cleland was a well-known Navy pilot, an ace who flew in both World War II and Korea. But he was better known as an air racer, winning both the 1947 and ’49 Thompson Trophy races back when the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- March 2012

    Shturmovik Rebuilt Under the Radar Nearly unnoticed in the West, several Russian firms have been doing world-class warbird restorations. The most recent phoenix to launch skyward from such a workshop is the world’s only airworthy...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- May 2012

    Mosquito to Buzz Again The current holy grail of warbird restoration is an airworthy de Havilland Mosquito, one of the very last of the major World War II types not represented by a flying restoration or accurate replica. Mosquitos were...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- July 2012

    Single-Seater Baby B-17 While there are plenty of 7/8-scale and even 3/4-scale flying fighter replicas—the latter would give an F4U Corsair look-alike a wingspan of just under 30 feet—nobody has ever tried to shrink a four-engine...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- September 2012

    Van’s Homebuilt RVs In the 1970s, the aircraft homebuilder’s rock star was Burt Rutan, designer of some of the most unconventional kitplanes aloft— notably the VariEze, Long-EZ and Quickie. Meanwhile, Richard VanGrunsven, a young...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- November 2012

    Historic Heinkel Recovered On June 12, one of the best-preserved and least damaged of all World War II aircraft recovered from underwater, a Heinkel He-115B twin-engine floatplane, was gently brought to the surface of a Norwegian fjord...