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  • Vietnam Magazine

    The Napalm Girl

    The saga of Kim Phuc will forever be a clarion to the consequences of war and the resilience of the human spirit. Forty years ago, a 9-year-old girl severely burned by napalm ran screaming down a highway in Vietnam, her clothes torn off to...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Behind the Lines- Bats Out of Hell

    During World War II, the military teamed with a dentist and a Harvard scientist to arm winged creatures of the night with napalm bombs. DR. LYTLE S. ADAMS, a Pennsylvania dentist, pilot, and inventor, heard about the Pearl Harbor attacks...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: Napalm- An American Biography

    Napalm: An American Biography  by Robert Neer, Belknap Press, 2013 Created in a Harvard lab in 1942, napalm revolutionized incendiary warfare and helped propel the United States to victory in World War II. President Harry Truman...