October 2014

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The Battle of Los Angeles

Air raid sirens. Spotlights. Gunfire. The Japanese only recently ravaged Pearl Harbor. Were they now attacking California? By Chuck Lyons

Old Ships Turn the Tide

The US Navy looked hopeless after Pearl Harbor–until four of its WWI-era destroyers ripped into a Japanese invasion convoy off Balikpapan. By Donald M. Kehn, Jr.

The Top-Secret Gizmo

Could a new-fangled weapon that lit up night like day turn America’s ground forces into deadly nocturnal hunters? By Janice Arenofsky

A Dirty Distraction

Australia banned Forever Amber. The Catholic Church condemned it. But this sex-filled romance novel proved to be just what many war-weary Americans wanted. By John E. Stanchak





Notes from our Editor:


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

Rationing Halloween


Alice Faye

The Funnies

The Mustachioed Angel


Houston’s Big Battleship
Website of the Battleship Texas State Historic Site

I Was There

Denied a Silver Star

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War

The War Lover

78 RPM

Tommy Dorsey

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


Farmer in Armor