September 2006

Volume 5, No. 5

Cover: German soldiers, including one carrying a flamethrower, accompany a camouflaged tank during the advance on Kursk in July 1943. Photo courtesy akg-images / ullstein bild.

September 2006

WWII History, Dispatches

Coolidge Goes Down

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I am now into my second subscription year and am really enjoying your magazine. I will be extending my subscription for another two years. Read more

In this painting by Robert Taylor, which commemorates the 240 American pilots who volunteered to fly for the Royal Air Force, Eagle Squadron members sit in the cockpits of their Spitfires and wait for the takeoff signal.

September 2006

WWII History, Profiles

William R. Dunn: Eagle Squadron Pilot

By David Alan Johnson

“I jammed the throttle wide open and, attacking the Me-109 from the port quarter, fired one burst of four seconds and three bursts of two seconds each,” Pilot Officer William R. Read more

September 2006

WWII History, Ordnance

WWII Planes: The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

By Sam McGowan

During the first year of American participation in World War II, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (Kittyhawk or Tomahawk to the British) came to symbolize the United States Army Air Corps as it fought a desperate war to hold the Japanese in check. Read more

September 2006

WWII History, Top Secret

WWII Spies: the Soviet Cambridge Network

by Peter Kross

In the modern era, the majority of those accused of spying have done so for monetary purposes—the quick acquisition of wealth as opposed to ideological or philosophical reasons. Read more

September 2006

WWII History, Books

Trial of a “Desk Murderer”

By Mason B. Webb

As the man in charge of the Third Reich’s logistical apparatus of mass deportation and extermination of two million European Jews at Auschwitz-Birkenau and other death camps, Adolf Eichmann was the acknowledged center of Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Read more

September 2006

WWII History, Simulation Gaming

Battleground Europe, Rush for Berlin, Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg

By Eric Baker

There are a variety of multi-player games that are refighting World War II twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, but none of them are quite like Battleground Europe: World War II Online from Cornered Rat Software and newly distributed by Matrix games for the PC and the Mac. Read more