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Fate of World War 2 B-17 Crew Discovered in by Uwe Benkel

On February 9, 1945, George Emerson was in the tail position (tail gunner) as his B-17 bomber flew toward their target for the day, an oil refinery in Lutzkendorf, Germany. The B-17 soon came under attack from anti-aircraft fire, and another B-17 flying near Emerson’s bomber was hit, causing it to lose control and collide …

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First American Aerial Victory in WWI – Stephen Thompson

Stephen W. Thompson was born March 20, 1894 in West Plains, Missouri. Went to the University of Missouri as Senior Electrical Engineering, before their appeal for seniors to join the military in 1917 as the U.S. entered World War I. He enlisted in the Army and received his basic training at Fort Riley than Fort Monroe …

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Haunting images of Plane Wrecks rotting away

Nestled in one man’s back garden, in Newbury/ Ohio, is this collection of more than 30 military jets – salvaged by Walter Soplata over a 50-year period. He bought the planes amid fears they would be dismantled and destroyed, and, upon his death in 2010, his relatives kept his prestigious collection a secret so that scrappers wouldn’t …

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Registers of Soldiers’ Final Effects Now Online

Soldiers’ Effects Registers show the money paid by the British Government to the next of kin of men killed in action in WWI and the Boer War Mothers were the most commonly listed next of kin Records feature military men including Military Cross recipient Second Lieutenant Walter Tull and Prime Minister’s son Lieutenant Raymond Asquith …

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The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich – 27 May 1942

THE ASSASSINATION OF REINHARD HEYDRICH R. C. Jaggers On the twenty-ninth of May, 1942, Radio Prague announced that Reinhard Heydrich, Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, was dying; assassins had wounded him fatally. On the sixth of June he died. Though not yet forty at his death, the blond Heydrich had had a notable career. As …

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WWI Veteran Recalls Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914

Late veteran of the Northumberland (Hussars) Yeomanry and Royal Field Artillery speaks of the unofficial truces, 100 Christmases ago The former soldier from Newcastle, Captain George B Jameson MC, reveals incredulity in the trenches as word spreads Recording to be shared for the first time on the National Army Museum website to commemorate the centenary …

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