December 2017


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Target: Tokyo

The Seventh Fighter Command had been waiting all war to avenge Pearl Harbor. Exactly 40 months after that fateful day, 100 of its Mustangs took off with 300 B-29s to attack mainland Japan. By Don Brown and Jerry Yellin

Ears on the World

Civilian FCC operatives fought on the front lines of the radio war, catching spies, blocking leaks, directing lost planes, and saving ships from U-boat wolves. By Leo Caisse

Inside the Mind of the Kamikaze

To American sailors, kamikazes were inhuman fanatics, eager to throw their lives away. The truth about Japan’s suicide attackers, their motives, and their feelings was more complicated. By Robert L. Willett

The Princess and the Americans

Steeped in American pop culture, and growing up amid a war that brought Americans to her doorstep, England’s future queen developed a lasting bond with the Yanks across the Atlantic. By Mark Weisenmiller




A Note from Our Editor


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

Labor’s Day


Susan Hayward


A Minnesota family’s warbird museum

I Was There

Hunted at the Bulge

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War

Five Came Back

78 RPM

No Hint of Irony Here

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


From Farm to Flight