Book Review: Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway: The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully

A few years ago, I read Craig L. Symond's The Battle of Midway (Pivotal Moments in American History) and saw Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway: The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully referenced in it. I took a look at the book on … Continue reading Book Review: Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway: The Japanese Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully

Book Review: Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

I wasn't sure what to expect from a one-volume history of World War II but it turns out that Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings really isn't a conventional history of the war. Instead of writing about the chronology of the war or battles, Hastings writes about the human experience of the … Continue reading Book Review: Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

Book Review: Command Missions: A Personal Story by Lucian K. Truscott Jr.

Command Missions: A Personal Story by Lucian K. Truscott Jr. is a book that I would like to rate higher than I have, but technical issues in the Kindle edition that I read prevent it. Truscott is an admirable figure and there is much to learn from him in this book. I found his account … Continue reading Book Review: Command Missions: A Personal Story by Lucian K. Truscott Jr.

Review: D DAY Through German Eyes – The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944

D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 by Holger Eckhertz My rating: 4 of 5 stars D Day Through German Eyes is a short book that was begun in the years after World War II and completed more recently by the author's grandson. It is composed of interviews, a … Continue reading Review: D DAY Through German Eyes – The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944

Review: The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives

The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives by Brian Fleming My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Rome Escape Organization led by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty is a part of World War II that I wasn't familiar with. Well researched/documented and well written, Fleming tells how Monsignor … Continue reading Review: The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives

Review: The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945 by James D. Hornfischer My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a book that may take some readers by surprise, you have to consider the subtitle more than you do the title. Instead of a narrative of the final phase of … Continue reading Review: The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945

Mobile Amateur Radio – Museum Ships on the Air Weekend 2016

Brunswick - Museum Ships on the Air Weekend is one of my favorite amateur radio events of the year; it allows me to combine two of my loves - history (particularly military history) and radio. I was working in Brunswick during this year's Museum Ships on the Air weekend, but I took the opportunity of … Continue reading Mobile Amateur Radio – Museum Ships on the Air Weekend 2016

USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6) Visits Its Namesake City

Brunswick, GA - On Friday, the USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6), a  Military Sealift Command Spearhead class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship arrived in its namesake city Brunswick to take part in they city's Blessing of the Fleet festivities. For some reason I thought it was going the visit and festivities were next week, but upon realizing my … Continue reading USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6) Visits Its Namesake City

B-17G “Texas Raiders” Visits Savannah

Savannah - It was a dreary morning in Savannah, but it turned out for the good because it meant that the Commemorative Air Force's B-17G 44-83872, "Texas Raiders," couldn't fly. That meant when I was able to get by Sheltair at the Savannah - Hilton Head International Airport late this morning it was on static … Continue reading B-17G “Texas Raiders” Visits Savannah

Chapel of the Fallen Eagles – National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Pooler - The Chapel of the Fallen Eagles at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is dedicated to those who served in the Eighth Air Force and to the memory of those who died in service with the Eighth Air Force. It sits amidst the Museum's Memorial Gardens, a fitting place for … Continue reading Chapel of the Fallen Eagles – National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force