1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., identified by a faint arrow drawn on this image by combat photographer Obie Newcomb, leads a contingent of Marines in an attack on the two-story blockhouse believed to be the headquarters of the Japanese commander at Tarawa, Rear Admiral Keiji Shibasaki. The assault succeeded, but Bonnyman was killed in the action and received a posthumous Medal of Honor.

Early Fall 2012

Volume 11, No. 7

Cover: An American M4 Sherman tank races down a desert road during combat in Tunisia in December 1943.
Photo: Eliot Elisofon, Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Lieutenant WIlliam Wilson chats with a medic. Note the jeep windshield frame that says it belongs to the Army Pictorial Service.

Early Fall 2012

WWII History, Dispatches

The Magnificent Jeep

Rifle Company Casualties

Dear Sir,

As a World War II veteran of C Company, 134th Infantry, 35th Division, I certainly enjoyed Don Haines’s article on the Bedford Boys in the May 2012 issue of WWII History. Read more

Early Fall 2012

WWII History, Ordnance

M4 Sherman: “Blunder” or “Wonder” Weapon?

By Blaine Taylor

For the Allied tankers and infantrymen of the American, British, Canadian, and Free French armies battling German Panther and Tiger tanks in Normandy in the summer of 1944, the Sherman tank’s failures were glaringly evident as their own shells bounced off the hulls of the Nazi armor and they were themselves destroyed at a far greater range by the powerful German tanks. Read more

Early Fall 2012

WWII History, Top Secret

Submarine Special Missions in the Pacific

By Steven Trent Smith

Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once  the sun dips below the horizon there is a lingering illumination known as “blue hour” as the sky gradually shifts from pale azure to deep indigo before fading completely into the black tropical night. Read more

Early Fall 2012

WWII History, Books

Treasury Spy for Stalin

By Al Hemingway

Harry Dexter White was an unassuming man. His metal-framed glasses, child-like appearance, and mild demeanor endeared him to people. Read more

Early Fall 2012

WWII History, Simulation Gaming

Panzer Corps: Afrika Korps

By Joseph Luster

Let’s take a break from our usual World War II game scenarios and head to the desert for some expanded skirmishes in Panzer Corps: Afrika Korps. Read more

Early Fall 2012

WWII History, Simulation Gaming

Valkyria Duel

By Joseph Luster

Valkyria Chronicles is an interesting franchise.

It’s one of those series one would assume is more popular than it really is simply due to the overwhelming fan fervor, and their vocal disappointment at the fact that it didn’t catch on as blazing hot as it could have in North America. Read more