Apple Cannon VS B-17 Flying Fortress Model Plane

Want to see a historically accurate presentation of how the B-17 bomber (also known as the Flying Fortress) works? The guys from the YouTube channel FliteTest did not only built a B-17 for it to fly, but they’ve also tested it as a target by firing apples from air cannons. At first, you’ll be amazed […] More

D-Day Veteran Meets Long-Lost French Love

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder You know how people often say that absence makes the heart grow fonder? Well what you’re about to read will make you believe in it 100%. It was in 1944 when 25-year old K.T. Robbins met Jeannine Ganaye in a town in France. Then-18 year old Ganaye was his […] More

Listen To Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Words Of Encouragement Before D-Day

The Largest Amphibious Invasion The World Has Ever Seen D-Day was the initial assault of the Western Allied forces to establish a large and strong military presence in Europe. Launched on June 6th, 1944, the invasion of Normandy included forces of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and the Free French Forces as well as […] More

WWII D-Day Invasion of Normandy Combat Footage (In Color)

One of the most pivotable and also most fascinating events in war, the Invasion of Normandy June 6th, 1944 will forever be engraved in history. It will go down as the largest seaborne invasion in war history and was the start of the liberation of German-occupied France under Nazi control. We all know the brutal […] More

Too Little, Too Late: The “What If?” Story of the Me 262 Turbojet Fighter

Much has been said about Germany’s technologically superior fighter and bomber designs, but the political turmoil in which the Luftwaffe had been embroiled since the war’s early years eventually caught up to bring down Hitler’s quest for world domination. It is true that Germany’s rapid conquest since Poland’s invasion was unprecedented, but the following years saw […] More

3 Fun Facts About The Crazy-Slow Plane That Saved Benito Mussolini

The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was a German liaison aircraft which is probably more known for its laid-back reputation as a STOL performer than for the daring rescue of the Italian Dictator from a snowy mountain peak. The Storch was equipped with a 237-hp engine that produced a maximum speed of  93 miles per hour – specifications […] More

5 Life Lessons From WWII B-24 Pilots- Very Powerful

The B-24 was THE heavy bomber of the Pacific Theater. Borne out of General Arnold’s ambitious vision for a four-engine bomber with a 3,000-mile range and a maximum altitude of 35,000 feet,  the Air Corps came up with a  beast that eventually earned the distinction as the most-produced four-engine aircraft in history, totaling 18,188. The Liberator […] More

The “Butcher Bird”: How the FW-190 Earned Its Fearsome Name

This Underappreciated Fighter was a Bomber, Support Aircraft, Reconnaissance Plane, and Night Fighter All Rolled Into One Deadly Machine. The Focke Wulf W-190 – together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109 – are inarguably the two German Warbirds that made the Luftwaffe Fighter Force a menacing presence in the skies during the war. The untested war […] More