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  • Military History, MH Tools

    M24 Chaffee

    The M24’s mobility, maneuverability and hefty armament made it ideal for reconnaissance and troop support...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Breaking the Color Barrier

    Jesse Brown, the U.S. Navy’s first black aviator, overcame hardship and prejudice in his quest for wings of gold. Jesse Leroy Brown set his sights on flying when he was just a youngster working in Mississippi’s corn and cotton fields....

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Book Review: The War for Korea, 1950–1951

    The War for Korea, 1950–1951: They Came From the North by Allan R. Millett, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2010, $45 This is the second volume of a trilogy on the origins and course of the Korean conflict. Millett, winner of the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    The Making of an Ace

    It took him 10 years and two wars, but Canadian fighter pilot Omer Levesque finally got his fifth victory in the skies over Korea. On March 31, 1951, Joseph Auguste Omer Levesque became the first British Commonwealth pilot to shoot down a...

  • MHQ Magazine

    “Murderers of Koje-do!”

    In 1953, Communist POWs in a camp off the coast of South Korea proved that MacArthur was wrong: There is a substitute for victory.    FOR 40 YEARS OF THE COLD WAR, WHENEVER THE AMERICAN MILITARY actually fought a hot war of any...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Restored: Pima’s Peacemaker

    Transporting and restoring a mammoth B-36J called for special equipment—and ingenuity. It Air and Space Museum’s newly restored Convair B-36J dominates the 80-acre outdoor display area. In fact, its nearly 47- ’s no exaggeration to...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Truman Fires MacArthur

    Harry S. Truman’s distinguished biographer recounts events surrounding the headline that stunned the world...

  • Military History Magazine

    Decisions: Landing at Inchon, 1950

    Few major victories have generated as much controversy as the Sept. 15, 1950, invasion of Inchon, South Korea; but then, few American military leaders have sparked such debate as General Douglas A. MacArthur. At Inchon he gambled on an...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Bent-Wing Phoenix

    Jim Tobul’s prize-winning F4U Corsair Korean War Veteran has beat the odds—twice. All too few warbirds are rescued from the scrap heap, carefully restored and returned to the air. Even fewer get rebuilt a second time after a crash. Jim...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Marine Chopper Salvage

    The first Marine Corps transport helicopter squadron introduced new tactics in Korea—and took field modifications to new heights. Just seven months after being commissioned, the first U.S. Marines Corps transport helicopter squadron,...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Man Who Saved Korea

    Matthew B. Ridgway, who brought a beaten Eighth Army back from disaster in 1951, was a thinking—and fighting—man’s soldier.   IF YOU ASKED A GROUP OF AVERAGE AMERICANS to name the greatest American general of the twentieth...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    A Wing and a Prayer

    Neil Armstrong’s flying career nearly ended soon after it started, when he was forced to eject from his F9F Panther over Korea....

  • Interviews

    Interview: Colonel Warren Wiedhahn

    ACG interviews a decorated veteran of the wars in Korea and Vietnam. Colonel Warren Wiedhahn spent 33 years in the U.S. Marines, fighting in two wars against two enemies in some of the worst weather extremes imaginable. He received...

  • Military History Magazine

    Close Call at Chosin

    How the foresight and tactical brilliance of Marine Maj. Gen. O.P. Smith saved his division from annihilation in North Korea. One of the little-known aspects of the Chosin Reservoir campaign was that Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Smith, the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Superforts vs. MiGs

    Over Korea, prop-driven bombers tackled an unfamiliar mission and faced Soviet-built jets for the first time. The Cold War took on a new and more frightening face when the North Koreans invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950. Five years...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: Naval Aviation in the Korean War

    Naval Aviation in the Korean War: Aircraft, Ships and Men By Warren Thompson, Pen & Sword, South Yorkshire, UK, 2012, $50. Thank goodness for books like this that reduce the extent to which the Korean War has become a forgotten...