March 2004

Volume 3, No. 2

Cover: “Modern Knights” from Signal magazine, No. 4, June 1940. Courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library.

March 2004

WWII History

All Alone: The HMS Glowworm

By Robert Barr Smith

The great waves were huge and black, greedy tentacles of the North Sea clawing and snatching at the battered ships struggling in the icy dark. Read more

March 2004

WWII History, Dispatches

Japanese Aircraft Carrier

Dear WWII History:

There was a significant identification error on page 78 of the November 2003 issue. The Japanese aircraft carrier shown in the photograph was identified as the Hiryu, whereas, in fact, it is the Kaga. Read more

March 2004

WWII History, Ordnance

The Red Army’s T-34 Tank: The Eastern Front and Beyond

By Blaine Taylor

In 1942, careworn Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler lamented to his military intimates at his Wolf’s Lair headquarters near Rastenburg in East Prussia, “If I had known that there were so many of them, I would have had second thoughts about invading!” Read more

March 2004

WWII History, Insight

P-38 Lightning Restored

By Jim Opalka

Only a few months after the attack on Pearl Harbor a 24-four-year-old pilot, Lieutenant Brad McManus, scanned the sky as he was taught to do as an air cadet. Read more

March 2004

WWII History, Books

NYT’s Living History of World War II

By Michael D. Hull

Tensions were high among expectant crowds gathering on the evening of August 14, 1945, in New York City’s Times Square, where news bulletins had streaked across the electronic “zipper” sign high on the Times Tower since 1928. Read more