January 2007

Volume 6, No. 1

Cover: U.S. Marine Raiders, known for being skilled jungle fighters, pose in front of a Japanese dugout on Bougainville, which they helped to capture in January 1944. Photo courtesy of the National Archives.

January 2007

WWII History, Dispatches

Hooray for Hollywood!

Dear Editor,

I enjoyed Flint Whitlock’s article on the film stars in WWII, but I think you forgot one. Lew Ayres (All Quiet on the Western Front and others) served as a medic in the Philippines in 1944-1945. Read more

High above the clouds, a four-engine Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber wings its way toward a target in Japan.

January 2007

WWII History, Profile

Backward in Battle

By Robert F. Dorr

Up front, guns chattered. Out back, in his pressurized compartment aboard a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber high over Japan, Andy Doty heard a warning shouted over the intercom. Read more

January 2007

WWII History, Games

Battlefront, Silent Heroes, and The Burning Blue

By Eric Baker

Battlefront is a new battalion-level strategy game for the PC from SSG and Matrix Games. The game engine owes a lot to SSG’s Decisive Battles engine, and Battlefront has the look of a frame that a series of games will be built on. Read more