ARGunners Magazine

Argunners Magazine is an independent online historian and collector's magazine, dedicated to the history of both Axis and Allied powers during the World War 1 & 2 as main subject. Recently we're also covering the Civil War, Korean and Vietnam War War and more recent wars. Argunners is also a central resource offering the latest news, reviews and upcoming movie or book releases, articles and press releases on any theme related to war history.

USS Sable (IX-81) underway on the Great Lakes, June 1945.

The Aircraft Carrier Legacy of Lake Michigan

America’s entry into World War II dramatically increased the ranks of naval aviators, correspondingly expanding the requirement for instruction in operating from an aircraft carrier. Carrier qualification previously took place on board frontline ships, but with the threat of German and Japanese submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific, the Navy looked to Lake Michigan …

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More than 200 “extras” in period dress on location on Fords Island during the filming of “Midway” in September 2018. (U.S. Navy/Dave Werner)

Upcoming War Movie Midway takes war in the Pacific seriously

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – This Veterans Day, moviegoers everywhere can witness the most pivotal Pacific battle in World War II: “Midway.” The production reminds viewers just how precariously America’s future teetered in the early 1940s, and what cost, sacrifice and luck was required to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific. Director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The …

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Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs (PART 2)

After publicizing Part 1 of Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs taken by a P-38, here’s the second part with more aerial beach photographs. All help and information that may lead to a more specific unit, identification of personnel, aircraft and location(s) is most appreciated. The photographs are numbered to make referencing easier. I’ve split …

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Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs taken by a P-38

As while ago, we’ve encountered excellent low altitude aerial beach photographs taken by a P-38 “Lightning” pilot during his World War II service. Although trying to contact the author, TripleCrowner on Reddit, we’ve failed to get in touch to gain more information on his grandfather. However, we still wanted to show off these stunning aerial …

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RV Petrel discovers the IJN Flagship AKAGI and Aircraft Carrier KAGA

The Japanese aircraft carrier IJN Kaga, part of the six-fleet carrier that launched planes that attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, has been discovered by RV Petrel on October 18th and just a few hours ago RV Petrel announced the discovery of the Japanese Flagship Akagi. The Akagi was found circa 18 nm from the Kaga. …

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B-17 Nine-o-Nine - Ernest Mac McCauley

B-17 “Nine-o-Nine”: ATC Audio Released from Before and After Crash

LiveATC.com has publicized audio containing communications between the Air Traffic Control and B-17 “Nine-o-Nine” (N93012) prior to the crash. The audio reveals that the crew of B-17 “Nine-o-Nine” (identified as N93012 on the audio) asked for an immediate landing. Flight records from FlightAware show that 909 had flown about eight miles and reached an altitude …

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B-17 “Nine-o-Nine” Crash: Aftermath Video & Names Released

A B-Roll video has been released by NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigators surveying the scene at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut after the crash of B-17 “Nine-o-Nine”. UPDATE: ATC AUDIO TAPE RELEASED FROM BEFORE AND AFTER THE CRASH! NTSB is currently investigating the crash of B-17 (N93012) “Nine-o-Nine” that crashed at the Bradley International …

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WWII-era B-17 “Nine-O-Nine” Crashed: 7 fatalities

On October 2, 2019, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”, which was privately owned by the Collings Foundation, crashed at the  Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, United States around 10 a.m. Seven of the thirteen people on board were killed, and six were injured. Another airport employee whom ran to the wreckage to help pull …

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