In Memoriam: Dorothy Schmidt Cole

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

And Now for some news that really matters…

Instead of reading about traitorous communist that hate their country, Let’s all celebrate the life of a woman who dedicated her life to defending an ideal bigger than herself.

Semper Fi Mrs. Cole.

This Country owes you a Debt of Gratitude we will never be able to repay.

 

Know your WW2 History: The revolutionary fuse that won World War II

The revolutionary fuse that helped win World War II

 

Some very interesting reading on a device that helped shorten the war considerably.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Luftwaffe in Africa Book Review

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Luftwaffe in Africa, 1941-1943

By Jean-Louis Roba

Paperback, 128 pages, heavily illustrated, index

Published by Casemate, November 2019

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1612007457

ISBN-13: 978-1-61200-7458

Product Dimensions: 7.0 x 0.5 x 10.0 inches

Germany was drawn into the war in North Africa by Mussolini’s ambitions.  Italy had little to gain by conquering the region; Germany even less so.  For the German Army and particularly the Luftwaffe North Africa did little more than provide an ever-increasing drain on assets which could have been better used in the Soviet Union.  Once the influx of American men and material began to be felt the Axis cause was beyond redemption.

This volume provides a good overview of the progression of the campaign in North Africa from the Luftwaffe perspective.  There were quite a large number of units committed over time but Germany was never able to achieve the concentration of force necessary to achieve her…

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The Bad-Ass Files: Air Force Crew Receives Medals for “Legendary Airmanship”

Air Force crew receives medals for ‘legendary airmanship’ in 9-hour firefight against ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan

 

Talk about raining down hellfire and brimstone on the goat raping hadji’s. 👍😄

Would love to see that gun-cam footage someday!

Way to Go Big Blue!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Wellington Bomber in Service

Research material for Part 2 of my WW2 OSS Trilogy, which should be finished by early summer 2019.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Weapons and Warfare

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On 15 August 1936, however, the Air Ministry had placed an order for 180 Wellington Mk Is to Specification B. 29/36. These were required to have a redesigned and slightly more angular fuselage, a revised tail unit, and hydraulically operated Vickers nose, ventral and tail turrets. The first production Wellington Mk I was flown on 23 December 1937, powered by Pegasus X engines. In April 1938, however, the 1,050-hp (783-kW) Pegasus XVIII became standard for the other 3,052 Mk Is of all variants built at Weybridge, or at the Blackpool and Chester factories which were established to keep pace with orders.

Initial Mk Is totalled 181, of which three were built at Chester. These were followed by 187 Mk lAs with Nash and Thompson turrets and strengthened landing gear with larger main wheels. Except for 17 Chester-built aircraft, all were manufactured at Weybridge. The most numerous of the Mk I…

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