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Cursed B-17E Flying Fortress, Old 666

When you see the number “666” on the tail number of a plane, it is entirely understandable if you opt to stay on the ground. That number is as superstitious as a black cat walking under a ladder and given the reputation of this particular plane for returning to base shot to pieces; it becomes impossible to distinguish fact from superstition. But that didn’t stop an insubordinate and audacious [...]

By | 2017-11-10T07:28:30+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Secret Project: V-3 Super Weapon

The V3 Secret Project was not a missile project but a massive cannon, also known as the "London gun" and "V-3 cannon". It was designed to lob shells from it site on the coast of France across the English Channel and hit London. The Secret Project V-3 Hochdruckpumpe (aka HDP, 'Fleissiges Lieschen'; 'Tausend Fussler') was a supergun designed by Saar Roechling during World War II. The 140 m long cannon [...]

By | 2017-11-08T07:19:09+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , |0 Comments

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was a network of German Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps built and operated by Nazi Germany in annexed Polish areas during World War II. It consisted of Auschwitz I (the original camp), Auschwitz II–Birkenau (a combination concentration/extermination camp), Auschwitz III–Monowitz (a labor camp to staff an IG Farben factory), and 45 satellite camps. Auschwitz I was first constructed to hold Polish political prisoners, who began [...]

By | 2017-12-05T21:24:39+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Philadelphia Experiment: An Alleged Military Experiment

Almost everyone has heard of the Philadelphia Experiment, although the number of people who actually have any idea as to what it was all about are nowhere near as numerous. The Experiment seems to fall into the same realm as the Kennedy Assassination; clouded by rumor and supposition, the exact truth of either incident will probably never be known. Both events are also plagued by a mass of incorrect [...]

By | 2017-11-03T07:15:46+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Historical Mysteries, World War II|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Irma Grese: Blond Female SS Beast

The female guards at Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Ravensbrück are less well known than their male counterparts, but they were no less brutal. You don’t have to look too hard to find horrifying stories about Nazis. However, one of the craziest stories revolves around a woman that not many people are aware of: Irma Grese, an S.S. officer who was so evil and heinous that even other Nazis thought she [...]

By | 2017-11-01T07:09:51+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

M24 Chaffee: American Light Tank

The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which began with the pre-war M3 Stuart series. The M24 supplanted the M5 in service during 1944 and fought on into the final months of the war in 1945. The series became a much-improved light tank offering for the United States Arrmy and saw subsequent action in the Korean War (1950-1953) as well [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:03:37+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Marder III Tank Destroyer: World War II

Marder III systems was yet another hastily modified conversion model of existing Panzer II tank chassis overstock. With the Panzer II system as a whole virtually obsolete on the changing battlefields of World War 2 and the production lines of the Panzer II chassis still warm and ready to churn out new models, it was seen fit to add a static superstructure to the Panzer 38(t) (Panzer II) chassis [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:06:22+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Crystal Meth in the use of Nazi Germany

Crystal meth is notorious for being highly addictive and ravaging countless communities. But few know that the drug can be traced back to Nazi Germany, where it first became popular as a way to keep pilots and soldiers alert in battle during World War II. "Alertness aid" read the packaging, to be taken "to maintain wakefulness." But "only from time to time," it warned, followed by a large exclamation [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:09:17+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , |0 Comments

The lost Avro Anson: World War II

The remains of four airmen from the crash of a Second World War training aircraft in British Columbia have been recovered during a collaborative operation with the British Columbia Coroners Service. The four airmen – one from the Royal Canadian Air Force: Sergeant William Baird, and three from the Royal Air Force: Pilot Officer Charles George Fox, Pilot Officer Anthony William Lawrence, and Sergeant Robert Ernest Luckock – were [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:11:22+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Aleutian Islands Campaign: World War II

By Mar 1943, with the Aleutian Islands Campaign, the Americans were planning to reclaim the islands of Attu and Kiska, which had been captured by the Japanese in 1942. The first step in the Aleutian Campaign Americans had taken was to deploy a task group in the area to interdict Japanese supply convoys. On 26 Mar 1943, this task group, led by Rear Admiral Charles McMorris, found a convoy [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:13:24+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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