December 2010

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Flying Tigers bite back!

Two weeks after Pearl Harbor, shark-faced Flying Tiger fighters break Japan’s winning streak, devouring a raid over China in their first combat. By Daniel Ford

Gazda and his gun

When war broke out, arms dealer Antoine Gazda left neutral Switzerland and brought America a gun that turned Axis planes into Swiss cheese. By Eric Ethier

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

The yuletide greetings that Axis propagandists showered on GIs weren’t exactly full of peace and goodwill, but they gave the boys a holiday chuckle. By Jim Kushlan

What the medals mean

Start learning about your dad’s or grandpa’s WWII service by looking at his medals–with help from our pictorial guide.



Notes from our editor


Letters from our readers

Home Front

The Army-Navy game


Joan Vohs


Pennsylvania’s Battle of the Bulge

War Stories

Our readers recall wartime Christmas


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Books and Media

The latest reviews

Theater of War

Flying Tigers

78 RPM

"The Christmas Song"

WWII Events

A calendar of present-day happenings


One man’s war

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