Patton spent his birthday, November 11, 1944, “getting where the dead were still warm.” He enjoyed his day by snapping a photograph of a recently captured German Stu. Gesch. 111 self-propelled gun. Patton’s shadow can be seen in the picture.


War As He Saw It

By Kevin M. Hymel

Everywhere General George S. Patton, Jr., went, from North Africa to Sicily to continental Europe, his camera swayed from his neck, ready to capture images that interested him. Read more

In a painting by Robert Taylor, B-25 Mitchell bombers of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle’s force wing away from smoking targets around Tokyo.


Pearl Harbor Payback

By John Wukovits

President Franklin D. Roosevelt sat in his White House study, an aging leader suddenly appearing older and wearier. Read more


The Carro Veloce L 3/33

Dear WWII History:

I would like to put the controversy regarding the “Sten gun carrier” to rest. As a reader of the May 2002 issue correctly noticed, the vehicle depicted on page 37 is not a Sten gun carrier. Read more


Polish Armed Forces

Dear Sir:

Just finished reading the March issue of WWII History. It was very factual, especially “Silent Blitzkrieg: The Fall of Eben Emael.” Read more


Prelude To Pearl Harbor

By William Scheck

The flight deck of HMS Illustrious had become a very busy place. Aircraft were being raised to the flight deck, aircraft handlers were attending to their tasks, and on the command deck there was an air of anxiety. Read more



Dear Editor:

Congratulations on your premier issue of WWII History. I found the content to be interesting, the text informative, and the photographs and paintings to be of fine quality. Read more

Monsignor Josef Tiso led Slovakia into an alliance with Hitler and the Nazis.


Drawn to the Axis

By Blaine Taylor

According to the 1960 memoirs of Henriette Hoffmann von Schirach, Adolf Hitler called Father Josef Tiso, a monsignor in the Roman Catholic Church and premier of Fascist Slovakia, “The little parson.” Read more