Month: March 2017

WWII Aircraft: Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

U.S. Navy dive-bomber crews flew the unpopular and flawed Curtiss SB2C Helldiver late in World…

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: The Greatest High Seas Duel of the Civil War

On June 19, 1864, the fabled CSS Alabama sailed out of the harbor in Cherbourg,…

General Phillip Sheridan and the Battle of Winchester

Ulysses S. Grant sent feisty General Philip Sheridan to wrest control of the Shenandoah Valley…

Tom Harrisson: An Anthropologist’s War in Borneo

Anthropologist Tom Harrisson led operations against the Japanese on the world’s third largest island.

Moe Berg: Baseball Player in the OSS

Professional baseball player Moe Berg also led a shadowy existence as a spy for the…

The Last Long Ride: Wilson’s Selma Raid

At the head of some 14,000 Union horsemen Maj. Gen. James Wilson prepared to launch…

A Confederate Intelligence Coup Won the Siege of Charleston Harbor

Tasked with preventing the Union capture of Charleston, Confederate intelligence agents mounted a complex effort…

Burying the Dead in WWII: The Quartermaster Graves Registration Service

The grim but necessary task of caring the the war dead was the responsibility of…

The Grand Review of 1865

After weeks of mourning the death of Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s capital hosted a two-day…

Operation Bagration: Soviet Triumph in the East

Dwarfing even Overlord, Stalin’s massive 1944 assault known as Operation Bagration was the Allies’ largest…