Ordnance P-38 Lightning

I remember reading Fork Tailed Devil as a kid and after that building every P-38 model I could find and reading every book.

Pacific Paratrooper

P-38 in the Pacific

Perhaps Colonel Ben Kelsey, a P-38 test pilot, summed up the war bird’s legacy best of all. “(That) comfortable old cluck,” he said, “would fly like hell, fight like a wasp upstairs, and land like a butterfly.”

The P-38 was the most successful USAAF fighter in the Pacific War. It served with four separate air forces, spread out from Australia to Alaska. The most successful American Ace of the Second World War, Major Richard Bong, scored all 40 of his victories flying the P-38 Lightning over the Pacific.

P-38

The 11th Air Force was allocated the task of defending the Aleutian Islands, in the far north of the Pacific. There the extra reliability provided by the twin engines of the P-38 was essential, with missions being flown over long distances and in poor weather. The first P-38 victories of the war fell to pilots of the…

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Some Civil War History You Were Not Taught in School

 

Lincoln’s Kind of “Soldier”

 

The American History You’re Not Supposed to Know

 

I have been a huge fan of Mr. DiLorenzo’s work ever since I read The Real Lincoln over a decade ago.

I urge all of you to dive into all of Mr. DiLorenzo’s books and articles and get a fresh, politically incorrect perspective on one of the most misunderstood and maligned wars in American History.

Remember, as Orwell told us, the only way the globalist marxist elite can control the future is to try and manipulate the past to conform it to it’s current narrative and no other period in American History is fundamental to this than the American Civil War.

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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Military History: Legend of the Old Corps – Gustav Hasford and the Snuffies

Legends of the Old Corps – Gustav Hasford and the “Snuffies”

 

Fascinating story for all you fellow military history book worms like me.

Stay Frosty.

 

Rendezvous with Death Book Review

Appreciate the Review Jeff.

Always enjoyed reading obscure History like this. 👍

Inch High Guy

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Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight for France and for Civilization

by David Hanna

Hardcover in dustjacket, 332 pages

Published by Regnery History June 2016

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1621573966

ISBN-13: 978-1621573968

Dimensions: 6.0 x 1.1 x 9.0 inches

The French Foreign Legion is one of the more storied of the world’s military formations.  In the Legion a man can make a fresh start regardless of his past – in exchange for the promise of military service to France a new identity is created.  The Legion is famous for attracting men looking for a fresh start for themselves or to forget past mistakes.  The men in this book did not join the Legion for the typical reasons.

Rendezvous with Death is the story of a group of Americans living in Paris at the beginning of the Great War in 1914.  Idealism is what…

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