Air Force World War II

A History of the British Spitfire Fighter Aircraft

The Supermarine Spitfire, a renowned British fighter aircraft, holds a significant place in aviation history. Its development and operational history spanned from the late 1930s to the post-World War II era, leaving an indelible mark on the annals of aerial warfare.

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Private Ralph Schenken’s World War I Adventure

Millions of men served in the United States military during World War 1. None of them are still living but some have left evidence of their World War 1 adventures. Private Ralph Schenken of the U.S. Army’s 27th Division was one of those.

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M1 Tank in 2000s: The War on Terror and Beyond

September 11, 2001 is a date that will never be forgotten in the annals of American History. Muslim extremists highjacked commercial airliners which were then flown into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

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M1 Tank in 1990s: Desert Storm and Growing Thunder

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave the world hope for future peace. However, growing tensions in the Middle East climaxed in 1990 with Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The M1 tank would finally get its chance to see combat action.

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M1 Tank in 1980s: Cold War Stare Down and Train up

The 1980s, now considered the “good old days” by many members of the U.S. military, saw the M1 enter widespread use in the American military but only in a training and guard duty role.

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M1 Abrams Tank: 1970s Development and Prototype Selection

1976. The original U.S. Army XM1 Chrysler prototype main battle tank on display at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Photo by Don S. Montgomery.

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Calvary & Horse Training in World War 1

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Video of Calvary and horse training at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Georgia in February of 1918 by the U.S. Army’s 31st Division.

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The Invasion of Angaur Island in World War II

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Most everyone is aware of the World War II amphibious landings at Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and many other islands. However, some armchair generals may not be aware of the invasion of Angaur Island in the Pacific in 1944.

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Christmas and War in the U.S. Armed Forces

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America’s fighting men and women have endured the hardships of combat for almost 250 years. However, those hardships haven’t prevented Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen from celebrating the Holy holiday. presents a look at American war fighters celebrating Christmas during times of war.

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U.S. Army soldiers box during World War I

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Rare video footage of soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Division boxing.

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World War II Landing Operations in the Pacific

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Recently uncovered color video footage of U.S. Navy and Marines forces conducting combat landing operations in the Pacific Theater. Large numbers of captured Japanese soldiers are also shown.

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World War II Video of Captured Japanese Soldiers from Hospital Ship Tachibana Maru

United States forces captured the Japanese hospital ship Tachibana Maru in early August 1945 after it was discovered the Japanese were transporting fresh troops and weapons to battle areas of need.