August 2015

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A Sun that Wouldn’t Set

The mighty empire was beaten. Her ships and carriers were gone, her cities on fire. What planes remained were for suicide missions. Still, Japan fought on. By Jay Wertz

The Big Secret of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Not even the residents knew the ultimate goal of their war time jobs–until the Enola Gay dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. By Lindsey A. Freeman

While the Emperor Fiddled

Safe with His Majesty in a bunker beneath Tokyo Japan’s samurai rulers hardly noticed Hiroshima and Nagasaki burning. Did the bombs even matter? By Paul Ham

Harry Truman’s Simple Decision

The choice was clear for America’s president: Drop the bomb and save hundreds of thousands of lives. As time passed, critics made things complicated. By Wilson D. Miscamble




Notes from our Editor: “Simply Perplexed”


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

A Real Victory for the Real Thing


Lois Collier


The Quietest Air Force

Visit the Silent Wings Museum website

I Was There

A Wild Duck’s War

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War

Day One

78 RPM

Jo Stafford

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


GIs: Pacific Potato Bomber