December 2008

Volume 7, No. 7

Cover: A British Supermarine Spitfire, famed fighter of the Battle of Britain, soars through the skies in the 1940s. See story page 10. Photo © Bettman/CORBIS.

December 2008

WWII History, Dispatches

Wounded in ’44

Dear Editor:

In your October/November 2008 issue, Glenn Barnett’s article “Caring for the Casualties” was of particular interest to me. I was wounded on September 10, 1944, flown back to England from the 100th Evacuation Hospital outside of Brest, France, on September 18, arriving at the Army’s 121st General Hospital in the evening. Read more

December 2008

WWII History, Ordnance

WWII Warplanes: The Superb Supermarine Spitfire

By Sam McGowan

In the annals of World War II, one of the most famous airplanes is the British-developed Supermarine Spitfire, an agile, elliptical-wing fighter that has become synonymous with the Royal Air Force victory in the Battle of Britain. Read more

December 2008

WWII History, Books

“By the Grace of God You Got Through”

By Mason B. Webb

The six-month-long land and naval battles for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands chain have been well covered in books and magazine articles, but the war in the skies above the islands has received less attention. Read more