WWII Quarterly

Spring 2017

Volume 8, No. 3

COVER: A U.S. Marine boards a Coast Guard assault transport after two days and nights of combat on the beach at Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.
Photo: National Archives

Spring 2017

WWII Quarterly, Editorial

A living link to a horrific past.

Over the past few months, several stories with a World War II connection have slipped into the news. One of the most compelling was about a German TV documentary called A German Life. Read more

One of the B-24 assembly lines at Ford’s Willow Run (Michigan) plant, where one bomber was produced every hour.

Spring 2017

WWII Quarterly, Home Front

Willow Run Bomber Plant

They said it couldn’t be done. Doubters chided Henry Ford for declaring that his Willow Run Bomber Plant could turn out a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber every hour. Read more

Spring 2017

WWII Quarterly

WWII Japan’s Reign of Ruin

By David Dean Barrett

More than seventy years after the fact, the use of atomic bombs by the United States in the final days of World War II remains one of the most controversial events of the 20th century. Read more

Spring 2017

WWII Quarterly

The USO Turns 75: American soldiers’ “Home Away From Home”

 

By John Provan

Almost every American veteran has fond memories of a Track-Side Free Canteen, or a USO center at some train station or airport situated at locations around the world, or a “USO Camp Show” that provided entertainment close to the front lines, during every conflict since World War II. Read more