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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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The First Battle of Midway on December 7, 1941

If you’ve studied World War II at all then you’ve heard about the famous Battle of Midway, one of the turning points of the war in the Pacific. Barely six months after Pearl Harbor, following a nearly uninterrupted string of Japanese victories, the US Navy sank four Japanese Aircraft Carriers and a heavy cruiser for …

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Ben Affleck to direct and star in new World War II Movie “Ghost Army”

Ben Affleck, known for his roles in Pearl Harbor; Justice League, Suicide Squad etc., will be directing and starring in the upcoming World War II movie “Ghost Army”, which is based on the book “The Ghost Army of World War II” by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, as well as the documentary “Ghost Army”. Synopsis …

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Two Brothers Killed on the USS Oklahoma are Finally Accounted For

The DPAA has announced that two US Navy brothers, Seaman 2nd Class Calvin H. Palmer and Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer, who were killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbour on December 7th, 1941, were finally accounted for on March 19, 2019. On December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based aircraft launched …

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Matthew Ridgway and Bill Moorman – Jump Buddies during World War II

Bill Moorman was a close associate and confidant of Matthew Ridgway throughout WWII and the rest of their careers. Ridgway and Moorman attended the USMA together. Moorman was the Division Signal Officer at the start of World War II and was later promoted to the Division G-4 on D-Day, 7 June 1944, when the original …

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Axis and Allies 1942

Christmas Shopping Ideas for History and Military Buffs

Here’s our list with Christmas shopping ideas for enthusiasts with a big interest in history and military, including veterans. Our list was compiled with data, from this year, from warfare history related products which were bought the most. Books The Ghost Army of World War II “The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect …

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Joseph Rochefort

Joseph Rochefort – The Forgotten Hero of the Battle of Midway

Joseph John Rochefort, the man whose decoding of the Japanese codebook led to the American victory at the Battle of Midway, had enemies other than the Empire of Japan. His feats at cryptanalysis were phenomenal, but not universally appreciated, particularly by the codebreakers in Washington, D.C.  Naval jealousy and internal machinations would rob Joseph Rochefort …

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Brewster F2A-3 preparing for take-off at MCAS Ewa early 1942

History of Brewster Buffalo F2A-3 BuNo 01542 MF-12

The Brewster Buffalo F2A-3 was an “improved” version of the F2A-2 and 108 were built. The F2A-3s were conceived as a long range reconnaissance fighter with a new wet wing with self-sealing features and a larger 80 gal fuselage fuel tank. The increased fuel capacity and protection also increased the aircraft’s weight by more than …

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