The Most Precious Cargo of WW2

Prisoners Once More Technically free men, the Allied POWs in Barth, Germany, still had a long way to go before they could come home to their respective countries. On April 30, the Germans in charge of the camp left their posts to evade the incoming Soviet Union’s Red Army. A day later, the Red Army […] More

5 Reasons The Beaufighter Was the Underrated British Plane of WWII

The likes of the Spitfires, Mosquitos, and Hurricanes always get mentioned when the topic of British WWII planes is brought up. One plane, the Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter, is sometimes omitted from these conversations. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t forget about this multi-role aircraft. Produced 70 Aces Yes, you read that right. The […] More

5 Reasons The Dauntless Was the Best Dive Bomber of WWII

1. Battle of Midway The Dauntless played its most important role during the Battle of Midway. Four SBD squadrons engaged Japanese aircraft carriers and efficiently took care of them in just six minutes. They sank or fatally damaged three carriers: the Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu. After the initial attack, they finished off two more Japanese […] More

5 Reasons the Boulton Paul Defiant Was the Worst WWII Plane

1. A Short Triumph The Defiant had a short, successful stint after its introduction. Luftwaffe pilots mistook the Defiant for the Hawker Hurricane and approached the former, thinking it had the same weakness. Weeks after, the Luftwaffe figured out the Defiant’s flaw. If they approached it in front, its turret would be ineffective and unusable. […] More

Japanese Army vs. Killer Crocodiles 1945

Strategic Location Ramree Island is located 70 miles south of Akyab and was deemed to be highly valuable due to its strategic location. The island could support air bases near enough for planes to fly over to the mainland. It was previously held by the British Army, but the Japanese took over the island in […] More

The Stealth Bomber Crash Caught on Google Maps

A Rare Crash On September 14, 2021, a B-2 Spirit crashed on Whiteman Air Force Base. The plane was seen on the side of the runway with one of its wings digging into the ground.  Initial Investigations The Air Force Global Strike Command put out a statement regarding the crash. According to preliminary investigations, the […] More

10 Facts About Paul Newman Including WWII Service

1. Founded The Scott Newman Center Newman had a son in 1950 from his first marriage with Jackie White. After the death of his 28-year-old son, Scott, he created the Scott Newman Center. The foundation was dedicated to preventing drug and substance abuse through the use of education. 2. Pursued Race Car Driving To prepare […] More

10 Facts About the A-26 Invader You Didn’t Know

1. Impressive Longevity 25 years after the war, the A-26 Invader was still in active service. It flew for 21 nations around the world and was one of the longest-serving planes introduced in World War 2. The Invader’s success leads back to its multirole capabilities that enabled it to carve out a place in any […] More