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Operation Paperclip

The Central Intelligence Agency Hunted Down Top Nazi Scientists After World War 2 to Convince Them to Help Develop Weapons and the Space Program. These Nazis and Their Families Received Full American Citizenship.

The enemy was Nazi Germany and defeating it was the goal of the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. The first cracks in the marriage of convenience that had made them allies appeared in February 1945, at the Yalta Conference, where President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Premier Josef Stalin …

The Central Intelligence Agency Hunted Down Top Nazi Scientists After World War 2 to Convince Them to Help Develop Weapons and the Space Program. These Nazis and Their Families Received Full American Citizenship. Read More »

Lost Batallion of World War I

The Lost Batallion of World War I was Where Soldiers of the US 77th Division Launched an Attack in the Argonne Forest Under the Idea That The French supported them. The Name is a Misnomer. The Troops were Not Lost, but They were Neglected.

The Meuse-Argonne was a part of World War I’s final Allied offensive, and it was one of the attacks that brought the war to an end. It lasted from September 26 to November 11, 1918, when the Armistice was signed. But did you know the story about the Lost Battalion? The Lost Batallion of World …

The Lost Batallion of World War I was Where Soldiers of the US 77th Division Launched an Attack in the Argonne Forest Under the Idea That The French supported them. The Name is a Misnomer. The Troops were Not Lost, but They were Neglected. Read More »

Sadam Hussein

During the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein Built a Defensive Line Filled with Trenches and Tunnels. This was Patterned with Trench Warfare in World War I. The US Forces were Charged with Modified Bulldozers, and Several were Buried Alive.

During the First Gulf War, Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Army learned the hard way. The United States Army, famous for having fewer horses and bayonets than it once did, chose not to fight the war as Saddam had hoped. But did you know what military strategy Hussein employed during the gulf war? During the Gulf War, …

During the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein Built a Defensive Line Filled with Trenches and Tunnels. This was Patterned with Trench Warfare in World War I. The US Forces were Charged with Modified Bulldozers, and Several were Buried Alive. Read More »

The Battle of Caribou

In the Battle of Caribou, Neither the US nor Canada Lost Any Troops Over Combat. However, a Few Armed Canadian Lumberjacks were Injured by Bears.

The Aroostook War was a bloodless conflict between the US state of Maine and the British Canadian province of New Brunswick. The war started in 1838 and ended by the following year. But did you know what happened in the Battle of Caribou? In the Battle of Caribou, neither the US nor Canada lost troops …

In the Battle of Caribou, Neither the US nor Canada Lost Any Troops Over Combat. However, a Few Armed Canadian Lumberjacks were Injured by Bears. Read More »

The Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor

It Took the US Navy 20,000 Hours of Underwater Repairs to Refloat the Majority of the Battleships that Sank at Pearl Harbor.

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor caught the USNavy off guard but ultimately failed to cripple its war effort at sea, thanks to a massive salvage effort that began almost as soon as the smoke cleared. But did you know how long it took for the US Navy to repair the damages from the attack? …

It Took the US Navy 20,000 Hours of Underwater Repairs to Refloat the Majority of the Battleships that Sank at Pearl Harbor. Read More »

Royce Williams

Royce Williams was Engaged in a One-Man Dogfight with Seven MiG-15s That Lasted for 35 Minutes Back in 1952.

Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM), which is also known as a dogfight is the tactical art of moving a fighter aircraft to a position of attack against an enemy aircraft. The real-life Maverick took on seven Soviet jets in a classified Korean War dogfight. But who was the pilot flying the plane against seven MiG-15s? In …

Royce Williams was Engaged in a One-Man Dogfight with Seven MiG-15s That Lasted for 35 Minutes Back in 1952. Read More »

Fragging

Fragging Refers to a Soldier’s Deliberate or Attempted Killing of a Fellow Soldier. The Term was Coined by US Military Personnel During the Vietnam War.

During the course of the Vietnam War, there were almost 900 cases of fragging in the US Army and US Marine Corps. But what is fragging, and why was it prevalent during the time? The term “fragging” refers to a soldier’s intentional or attempted murder of another soldier, usually a superior. The term was coined …

Fragging Refers to a Soldier’s Deliberate or Attempted Killing of a Fellow Soldier. The Term was Coined by US Military Personnel During the Vietnam War. Read More »

Leonard Treherne Schroeder Jr.

The First Ally Soldier to Step Onto the Beach of Normandy During the D-Day Invasion was Leonard Treherne “Max” Schroeder Jr. He Survived and was Awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

On June 6th, 2,501 Americans and 1,913 Allies were among the 4,414 Allied casualties. Long believes the figure appears low because we’re used to seeing estimates of the total number of D-Day deaths, which includes fatalities, wounded, and missing. Did you know who was the First Soldier to step onto the beaches of Normandy during …

The First Ally Soldier to Step Onto the Beach of Normandy During the D-Day Invasion was Leonard Treherne “Max” Schroeder Jr. He Survived and was Awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Read More »

Rip The Stray Dog

Rip was a Stray Dog Adopted by an Air Raid Patrolman in World War II. Although He was Not Trained for Rescue Work, He was Able to Help Rescue Over 100 Victims. He was Awarded the Dickin Medal for His Work.

The Dickin Medal is the highest honor that an animal can receive while serving in a military conflict. It is known as the Victoria Cross of the animals. It was established in 1943 by the PDSA’s founder, Maria Dickin CBE, to recognize outstanding acts of bravery or devotion to duty displayed by animals serving with …

Rip was a Stray Dog Adopted by an Air Raid Patrolman in World War II. Although He was Not Trained for Rescue Work, He was Able to Help Rescue Over 100 Victims. He was Awarded the Dickin Medal for His Work. Read More »

Albert Göring

Albert Göring was Opposed to Nazism. He Helped Jews, and Others Escape Nazi Germany. He Died in 1966 and Never Received Recognition for His Heroic Deeds.

Albert Günther Göring was Hermann Göring’s younger brother, a German engineer and businessman, the head of the German Luftwaffe, and a leading member of the Nazi Party. Unlike his brother, Albert was anti-Nazi and assisted Jews and others persecuted in Nazi Germany. But did you know that Göring was never recognized for his contribution? Albert …

Albert Göring was Opposed to Nazism. He Helped Jews, and Others Escape Nazi Germany. He Died in 1966 and Never Received Recognition for His Heroic Deeds. Read More »