February 2010

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Iwo Jima: Cheating death on sulfur island

Somebody had to die on barren, rocky Iwo Jima. the US marines who fought there in early 1945 were determined it wasn’t going to be them. By Brian John Murphy

A Yank in Stalin’s army

Captured GI Joe Beyrle didn’t escape from a stalag just to sit on the sidelines. So he joined a passing Soviet unit and fought the Germans. By Tom Huntington

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Pulp fiction

Back in the ’40s, if you could spare a dime, you could dive into the fun, fantasy—and, sometimes, naughtiness—of pulp fiction magazines. By John Stanchak

When Americans killed Americans

Hundreds of American servicemen in World War II were killed or wounded by bullets and flak from the guns of their own countrymen. By Robert F. Dorr

Friendly fire’s deadliest day

One night in July 1943, US guns at Gela, Sicily, hurled fire at unseen planes overhead. The result was the war’s worst friendly fire incident. By Robert F. Dorr

Plus, Home Front, Pinup, The Funnies, Landings, War Stories, I Was There, Books and Media, GIs, and more.

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