The American Colony–When it comes to the pre-fall 2013 season, GANT Rugger reports for duty with a little humor in check. Inspired by the true story of a group of US army soldiers who by no accident disappeared during World War II while on duty in Algeria, the collection takes a playful poke at history. [...]
The Memphis Belle flies its 25th bombing mission — History.com: >On this day in 1943, the crew of the Memphis Belle, one of a group of American bombers based in Britain, becomes the first B-17 crew to complete 25 missions over Europe. Show More Summary
DPMO has announced the identification one US MIA from World War II and of two US MIAs from Korea. 1LT Robert G. Fenstermacher, 506th Fighter Squadron, 404th Fighter Group, US Army Air Forces, was lost on 26 December 1944 near Petergensfeld, Belgium. He was accounted for on 30 April 2013. He will be buried with [...]
Herbert A. Werner, Executive Officer on U-230: >[May 12, 1943] 20.00: The new group launched its first attack, then another, and another. We sat helpless 265 metres below. Our nerves trembled. Our bodies were stiff from cold, stress, and fear. Show More Summary
A group of Russian divers searching for sunken World War II submarines in the Gulf of Finland instead came across a ship belonging to the Imperial Russian Navy, whose sinking in 1857 remained the worst Baltic Sea disaster for almost 140 years.
Japan and Russia are hoping to officially end World War II. The wo countries never signed a peace treaty thanks to a dispute over he Kuril Islands. Defense attorneys have begun discussions on a deal that would spare Boston Marathon bombing...Show More Summary
Statement made by Josef Blösche following his arrest in 1969. >The Liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto: I have looked at the given photocopy. Concerning the person in the SS uniform, standing in the foreground of a group of SS members and holding a sub-machine gun in firing position and wearing a steel helmet with motorcycle goggles, this is me. Show More Summary
David Ayer is writing and directing this World War II drama about a U.S. tank crew fighting a desperate group of Nazi soldiers. [...]
David Ayer is directing this World War II drama about an American tank regiment fighting a desperate group of Nazi soldiers. [...]
Amid the devastation of World War II, a time when even the most basic food was hard to come by, Margot Wölk lived out her days amid plenty. As part of a group of women forced by the SS to serve as Adolf Hitler's food testers at his Eastern Front headquarters -- the Wolf Lair -- Wölk spent the war checking for poison in the Führer's white asparagus. Show More Summary
Harbinger Group Inc (NYSE:HRG) investors should be aware of an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. At the moment, there are many gauges shareholders can use to monitor Mr. Market. A pair of the most innovative are hedge fund and insider trading activity. At Insider Monkey, our research analyses have [...]
Samuel Eliot Morrison: Off the Komandorski Islands, March 26, 1943: >Admiral McMorris's task group had been cruising on a north - south line west of Attu for several days in order to intercept Japanese reinforcements…. A recent and fortunate accession to the group was Salt Lake City, Captain Bertram J. Show More Summary
British war correspondent Alan Moorehead embeds with the American army: >In the drizzling rain little groups of infantrymen were drawn up to receive their last instructions. They were hardly more than boys, most of them, wonderfully tall and proportioned and looking very forbidding under their Nazi-like helmets. Show More Summary
George Clooney is directing, producing, and starring in this drama about a group of soldiers tasked with recovering World War II artifacts. [...]
As part of Black History Month, L.A. County honored a group of U.S. Marines who broke down racial barriers.
Battle of Sidi Bou Zid: Wikipedia: >At 04:00 on 14 February four battle groups totalling 140 German tanks drawn from 10th and 21st Panzer Divisions and under the leadership of Lieutenant General Heinz Ziegler, von Arnim's deputy, advanced through Faïd and Maizila passes, sites that General Dwight D. Show More Summary
Fritz Winter (1905–1976) is a German artist best known for the abstract paintings he did after World War II. He and Rupprecht Geiger (1908–2009) co-founded the group “Zen 49” in Munich in 1949. Willi Baumeister (1889–1955) was also a member.
A member of an informal group dedicated to researching local history in Ontario thinks he’s cracked the code found on the remains of a World War II carrier pigeon, the code that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain’s code-breaking unit, declared virtually unbreakable just three weeks ago. Gord Young, of Lakefield Heritage Research in Peterborough, [...]
386th Bomb Group Mission Number 55: >The afternoon briefing continued, your target will be the Schiphol Airdrome, it is located four miles southwest of Amsterdam, Holland. Enemy flak batteries on the Dutch Coast will be able to fire at the formation, both going in and coming out. Show More Summary
Whitefish, MN – An atheist group is suing a Montana ski resort over a six foot statute of Jesus that was erected on federal land, according to the Daily Mail. Although the monument was meant as a World War II memorial, some folks are clearly offended by the statue’s presence. As a result, they would [...]