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"The P-51 was the best prop fighter of World War II. It was the top air fighter and, hence, best for escort missions. The P-51 was a relative latecomer to the Pacific Theater. As the war in Europe wound down, the P-51 became more common: eventually, with the...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 22, 2017

6 June 1944

06.39 – H-Hour – D, E and F companies of 2nd Ranger Battalion approach the Normandy coast in a flotilla of twelve craft.

07.05 – Strong tides and navigation errors mean the initial assault arrives late and the 5th Ranger Battalion as well A and B...read more

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Once France was occupied in 1940, Hitler begun quickly  the preparatives to invade Great Britain, this plan would be code named "Operation Sea Lion". Nevertheless, it never was carried out. As a precondition, Hitler specified the achievement of both air...read more

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Stanley Maxted, BBC's journalist, reports "live" radio reports from the fighting in Arnhem. He describes Operation Berlin. The evacuation of the 1st Airborne across the Rhine on the night of 25/26 September 1944. Scenes of men dressed in military uniforms. A house on fire. A man talking into a...read more

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 Lieutenant) May 01, 2017
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The naval clash at in the Coral sea was pivotal in the war against Japan. Since the attack on Pearl Harbor nothing had stood in the way of the Japanese typhoon that had swept across the pacific. Fortress Singapore, the Dutch East Indies there was nothing seemingly the Royal Navy or Americans...read more

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 Lieutenant) April 23, 2017

It is estimated that between September 1943 and April 1945, some 60,000-70,000 Allied and 150,000 German soldiers died in Italy. Overall Allied casualties during the campaign totaled about 320,000 and the corresponding German figure (excluding those involved in the final surrender) was well...read more

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Paratroopers from the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment jump from C47s flying at altitudes of 500-600 feet to begin the recapture of the island of Corregidor on 16 February 1945 in this footage from World War 2.  The paratroopers land on the golf course and parade ground near the barracks and...read more

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The ‘Battle of the Bulge’ or the ‘Ardennes Offensive’ was the single biggest and bloodiest battle American soldiers have ever fought. Before dawn on Dec. 16, a German artillery bombardment preceded a powerful attack along a 40-mile front that...read more

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Once the Allies had crossed the English Channel on D-Day the next large natural barrier would be the crossing of the Rhine into Germany. 

Toward the end of 1944 the fighting had been hard, the Americans had slogged through the Hürtgen Forest, everyone had reeled against the German...read more

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