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Secret of World War II: B-17 Lady Jeannette – Part 5

This final submission to Argunners covers the period after the crew of the “Lady Jeannette” & “226″ returns to England to when the men return to the USA. With additional information of what happened until today. It consists of the story, documents and photographs that provide re-researchable proof the two Medal Of Honor Awards in question were falsified in …

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Canadian and American soldiers examining abandoned Japanese submarines on Kiska, Aleutian Islands, September 1, 1943. (Credits: Library and Archives Canada)

Battle of Kiska – When Allied Forces lost a battle against ghosts

In the summer of 1943, American and Canadian forces launched an amphibious assault on the north Pacific island of Kiska, in order to seize the last enemy strongholds on U.S. Soil from Japanese forces who managed to capture various U.S. Islands (Kiska and Attu Island) in June 1942. The operation received codename Cottage and would take place on August 15, …

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John Henry Stephen Dimmer (Credits: Andy Arnold)

This officer served his machine gun.. until he had been shot five times – Jack Dimmer VC

A few years ago I worked for the London Borough of Merton. Based at the Civic Centre in Morden, for nearly two years every day I walked past a small plaque in the foyer to Lieutenant Colonel John Dimmer, VC. I was recently reminded of this when I picked up a set of VC winner …

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Sepp Allerberger Book Collage

REVIEW: Sniper on the Eastern Front – Sepp Allerberger by Albrecht Wacker

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight’s Cross by Albrecht Wacker Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight’s Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a …

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