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Gen Lesley J. McNair’s Folly

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While serving as an armor officer in the US Army during the cold war, I had access to considerable...

US Armor in the Hürtgen Forest

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Armor Against the Huertgen Forest The Kall Trail and the Battle of Kommerscheidt by Captain Mike Sullivan. The mission of Armor...

A Brief Parachute History

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(Right) On February 4 1912, Franz Reichelt, will jump off the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, wearing this crazy...

Victory Has Many Fathers, But Defeat is an Orphan (Jandrew)

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Original Source DocumentVictory Has Many Fathers, But Defeat is an Orphan William C. Jandrew American Military University, Feb 19, 2011. MILH 551...

Château de Roumont

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Dear Members of the European Center of Military History, My name is Arthur Coppee, I'm a young fan of the...

644-TDB – (William R. Lally)

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My name is Daron, and I am a collector of vintage. My latest obsession is with Vogue Picture records....

Will Love – Fort Douglas

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This is a request of one friend on Linkedin, William Love, Military Specialist, Fort Douglas Military Museum. William Love sent...

AGF Cbt Observations 319.1/48

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319.1/48 (Foreign Obsrs) (S) GNGBI. (3-29-43) SUBJECT: Observer Report. E.S. Johnson, Col Infantry / Observator TO : By Auth Commanding General, Army...

Jedburgh (12-AG Support) 1944

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Foreword The Jedburghs were three-man teams parachuted into occupied France after D-Day to develop liaison with the Resistance. They were...

Para Raiders – USMC-WW-2

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Lt Col Jon T. Hoffman, US Marine Corps Reserve. Official Study - War Department, Silk Chutes and Hard Fighting,...

Air Section to AAF (1913-1940)

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At the peak of its strength in World War II, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) had more...

AIR OPs – CBI – WW-2

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Air Operations - China-Burma-India Maj Edward M. Hudak, Command and General Staff College, May 31, 1949. The problem! To determine the...

Claire L. Chennault – Campaign Planner (CBI)

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This archive examines Claire Lee Chennault as a military theorist and campaign planner. It inquires whether Chennault's evolution of...

AVG – Flying Tigers

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You fly a P-40 with two hundred gallons of aviation fuel that last two and a half hours for...

Tokyo – Doolittle Raid

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The Doolittle Raid of Apr 18, 1942, was the first air raid by the USA to strike the Japanese...

AAF Stations WW-2 – ETO

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Army Air Force Stations This article is a republication of the Guide to the Stations where US Army Air Forces...

27-IR (25-ID) Guadalcanal (01/43)

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Operations of the 27-IR (25-ID) Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Jan 10, 1943, to Jan 26, 1943 Guadalcanal Campaign, Personal Experience of the...

96-ID (Okinawa) Conical-Oboe Hills Area (05/45)

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May 1-9 1945 – Training to Fighting The names of Kakazu Ridge, Tombstone Ridge, Tabletop, Gate, Needle Rock, Hill 153,...

77-ID (2/306) Camp Downs – Leyte – (12/44)

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Operations of the 2nd Battalion, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division during the attack on Camp Downs, Leyte, Phillppine...

6-MD (Baker 29) Okinawa – April 1945

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Operations of the Gun Platoon, Baker Co, 1/29th Regiment, 6th Marine Division, Okinawa, Ryukyus Islands, April 1, 1945 -...

6-ID (Charlie 63) Mt Mataba Luzon 1945

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The Sixth Army (6-A) landed on the southeastern shores of Lingayen Gulf, Luzon Island, on Jan 9, 1945, against...

24-ID – Mindanao – April-August 1945

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Operations of the 24th Infantry Division, invasion of Mindanao (with Emphasis on G-1 Activities), Philippine Islands, April 17 1945...

The Ledo (Stilwell) Road

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On Dec 1, 1942, Gen Sir Archibald Wavell (UK), the supreme commander of the Far Eastern Theater, agreed with...

5307 – Combined Ops Burma 1944

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During the Second World War, the United States fought as a member of the largest military coalition ever formed....

124-CAV (Able) Nampakkha 1945

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China-Burma-India Operation of Troop A, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Mars Task Force, in the Battle of Nam-Pak-Kha, Jan 28, 1945, to...

5307 Galahad – CBI – Feb/ May 1944

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In the thick of battle, the soldier is busy doing his job. He has the knowledge and confidence that...

OSS Platoon (P) Night Recon Arakan Coast Burma

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Provisional OSS Platoon in a Night Recon, Arakan Coast, Burma, Oct 1944 - Apr 1945, India - Burma Campaign,...

5307-Galahad – Burma – April-May 1944

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Operations of the 5307th (Composite) Regiment (Provisional), Merrill’s Marauders, (Codenamed - Galahad), in Northern Burma during the period of...

5332 (P) LRPG Central Burma – Jan 29 / Jul 15 1945

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At the beginning of 1945, less than eight months remained before the final surrender of Japan. Those eight months,...

124-CAV (2-Sq) Knight’s Hill Burma 1945

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China - Burma - India Operation of the 2nd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment (Special) during the Battle of Knight's Hill...

5307 Galahad – Walawbum March 1944

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Operations of the 5307th Composite Unit, Provisional, (Merrill's Marauders) in Walawbum, Burma, Mar 2, to Mar 7, 1944, China...

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10th Armored Division – WW-2

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The US 10th Armored Division was activated on Jul 15, 1942, at Fort Benning, Georgia,...

10th Mountain Division – WW-2

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The 10th Light Division (Pack Alpine) was constituted on Jul 10, 1943, and activated five...

11th Airborne Division – WW-2

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The 11th Airborne Division (nicknamed Angels) was a US Army Airborne formation, first activated on...

11th Armored Division – WW-2

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The 11th Armored Division (Thunderbolt) was activated on August 15, 1942, at Camp Polk, Louisiana...

13th Airborne Division – WW-2

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The 13th Airborne Division (nicknamed Black Cats, because this unit was activated on a Friday...

17th Airborne Division – OOB – WW-2

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The 17th Airborne Division (Thunder from Heaven) was officially activated as an airborne division in...

1st Armored Division – WW-2

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Col Daniel Van Voorhis took a cadre of 175 officers and enlisted men from Fort...

1st Cavalry Division – WW-2

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The history of the 1st Cavalry Division began in 1921 after the army established a...

1st Infantry Division – WW-2

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The 1st Division also nicknamed Fighting First or Big Red One, is the oldest division...

24th Infantry Division – WW-2

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The 24th Infantry Division traces its lineage to Army units activated in Hawaii. It was...

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