Three Must Read WW2 Trilogies

The Liberation Trilogy

Rick Atkinson

 

 

The Pacific War Trilogy

Ian Toll

 

 

The History of the Third Reich Trilogy

Richard J. Evans

 

De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Color Photographs Part II

Beautiful machine.

Part I Photo’s HERE.

Inch High Guy

A beautiful in-flight photograph of a Mosquito B Mk. IV. DK338 was later issued to No. 105 Squadron.

This is NT181, a Mosquito FB Mk. VI assigned to No. 620 Squadron at East Wretham.

NT181 again, from the front. The wear to the spinners and nacelle is interesting and would pose a challenge to the modeler.

Rockets proved especially effective against shipping. The armorers here wear leather jerkins, each man is attired slightly differently.

A Mosquito is “bombed up” with a little canine assistance. Compare the appearance of the bomb fins with that of the bomb bodies.

A South African Air Force FB Mk. VI of No. 60 Squadron photographed at Bari, Italy, September 1944. Note the spinners are different colors.

Another view of the same aircraft, serial number HP968.

One of the more attractive Mosquito schemes is the overall PRU Blue, as seen here worn by PR Mk. XVI…

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Jocko Reads From two WW2 Classics

Two of the most influential books ever written about combat in the Pacific Theater of Operations in WW2 were written by Marines.

Lt. Commander Jocko Willink, US Navy SEAL (Ret.) reads excerpts from these books below.

 

 

From With The Old Breed by Eugene Sledge

 

The Poem Battle of the Tenaru

(From Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie)

 

 

From Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie

Know Your WW2 History: Assault on Tulagi – Inside the U.S. Marine Raiders’ First Operation of WW2

“The Marine landings had caught the crack Japanese soldiers completely flat-footed. They were hardly prepared to defend their posts, let alone the island.” By Carole Engle Avriett SHORTLY BEFORE 3 a.m. on Aug. 7, 1942… The post Assault on Tulagi — Inside the U.S. Marine Raiders’ First Operation of WW2 appeared first on MilitaryHistoryNow.com.

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Bad Ass Files: Major Henry Elrod, USMC

MAJOR HENRY ELROD, THE BILLY BAD ASS THAT SANK A DESTROYER AND LED AN INFANTRY CHARGE

 

One of the Old Breed cut from a Generation we will most likely never see the likes of again.

Semper Fi.