February 2015

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Hitler’s Secret Underground Fortress

In a hidden stronghold high in the Alps, a last-chance Nazi army could hold out for years. The idea delighted Hitler. It made the Allies sweat. By Edward G. Longacre

Destined to Burn

In the 1940s, the awesome power of heavy bombers intersected jaggedly with moral questions about using that power. At that intersection sat Dresden. By Brian John Murphy

The Shows Must Go On!

…Or were Broadway’s lights more likely to attract enemy bombers than people ready to spend money on singing and dancing. By John E. Stanchak

Frank Sinatra Takes On Gary, Indiana

Ol’ Blue Eyes was fed up with prejudice. So when white Indianans boycotted their high school for admitting African Americans, he hopped a plane for a face-to-face. By Chuch Lyons




Notes from our Editor: “Brian John Murphy (1949-2014)”


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

Norman Rockwell’s studio fire


Doris Merrick


A Monument to America’s Ace of Aces
Website of the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

I Was There

Trucking through Nazi Europe

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War


78 RPM

“My Funny Valentine”

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


He Was No Marksman, but…