World War II

Oskar Bosch

Story of Oskar Bösch: Former Luftwaffe Ace with 18 Victories

Oskar Bösch was born on 18 May 1924 at Höchst in Austria. He was a qualified glider pilot when he joined the Luftwaffe in 1943. Bösch underwent his flying training at Flugzeugführerschule A/B 118 at Stettin-Altdamm. After completing his advanced fighter pilots training with Jagdgeschwader 101 at Nancy (France), he was posted to the Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe …

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Former World War II Pilot reunited with P-47

92-year-old retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel was reunited with the P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., February 28. After being wheeled out to the flight line, Hertel was greeted by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Commander of Air Combat Command, Charles Hainline …

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Alfred Czech & Other Youngest Iron Cross Recipients

According to various sources, the youngest Recipient of the “Iron Cross 2nd Class” of the Third Reich, was 12 year old Alfred Czech. The last days of the Reich were some of the most gruesome, nowhere to hide, nowhere to run, encircled by various forces and not sure if you will come out alive but some young boys …

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Iron Crosses of the Third Reich. (Credits: Laurence H. via Historical War Militaria Forum)

A Tour in The Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow

If you can’t make it to Moscow to visit The Central Armed Forces Museum (Russian: Центральный Музей Вооруженных сил) also known as the Museum of the Soviet Army near the Red Army Theater to view some of its most interesting WWII material, here is a little sneak tour in the images below. The most prized display is …

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The Battle of Iwo Jima In Remembrance with Photographs

The Battle of Iwo Jima that started on 19 February until 26 March 1945, codename Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces to capture the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire during World War II. It had the goal of capturing the entire island, along with its three airfields, to provide …

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Sdkfz 186 Jagdtiger – Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B

Sdkfz 186 Jagdtiger (Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B) is the common name of a German heavy tank destroyer of World War II. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B as it was based on a lengthened Tiger II chassis. The ordnance inventory designation was SdKfz 186. The 71-tonne Jagdtiger was the heaviest armored fighting …

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German PzKpfw VI Tiger tank overturned during the Allied heavy bombing at the beginning of Operation 'Goodwood', July 1944.

Tanks in Battle of Normandy – Part I in 31 Photographs

Photographical journey through the Allied and Axis Tanks that have been used during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. A 6-pdr anti-tank gun crew of the Durham Light Infantry, 49th (West Riding) Division inspect a knocked-out German Panther tank during Operation ‘Epsom’, 27 June 1944. Wrecked German transport and knocked out tanks on a road …

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