Late Fall 2012

Volume 11, No. 8

Cover: A German soldier armed with a flame thrower attacks a Soviet bunker during the invasion of Russia in 1941.
Photo: © Bettmann/Corbis

Late Fall 2012

WWII History

Undeclared War in the Atlantic

By James I. Marino

Between September 1939 and December 1941, the United States moved from neutral to active belligerent in an undeclared naval war against Nazi Germany. Read more

Late Fall 2012

WWII History

The Nuremberg Tribunal: Otto Ohlendorf and the Einsatzgruppen Face Judgment

By Lance D. Jones

To plead Superior Orders one must show an inexcusable ignorance of their illegality. The sailor who voluntarily ships on a pirate craft may not be heard to answer that he was ignorant of the probability that he would be called upon to help in the robbing and sinking of other vessels … a man who sails under the flag of skull and crossbones cannot say that he never expected to fire a cannon against a merchantman,” wrote Judge John L. Read more

Two B-24 Liberator bombers photographed on a test flight near Ford Motor Company’s Willow Run factory in Michigan. Although Consolidated won the contract, they were unable to produce all of the B-24s needed so production was outsourced to other companies such as Ford.

Late Fall 2012

WWII History, Dispatches

Letters to the Editor

Friendly Fire at the Bulge

Dear Editor,

Reference is made in the Early Fall issue of WWII History and in particular in the article on the Battle of the Bulge and the role of our air force in this historic campaign. Read more

Late Fall 2012

WWII History, Profiles

One Vote Against War

By Gary Kidney

On December 8, 1941, America was still shocked by news of war. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared that the day before had been “a date which will live in infamy” because of the “unprovoked and dastardly attack” by Japan on Pearl Harbor. Read more

Late Fall 2012

WWII History, Books

Father of Tuskegee Airmen

By Al Hemingway

On the hot, humid afternoon of May 22, 1934, a one-seater Buhl “Pup” aircraft slowly descended from the skies over a large field near the all-black Tuskegee Institute in eastern Alabama. Read more

Late Fall 2012

WWII History, Simulation Gaming

November World War II Games

By Joseph Luster

It’s been a fairly long road for Damage Inc: Pacific Squadron WWII, which started its life as War Wings: Hell Catz, but the latest in World War II dogfighting action is finally here. Read more