October-November 2016

October-November 2016 issue

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One Marine’s War

EXCLUSIVE WWII COMBAT MEMOIR: Swept up by patriotic fever after Pearl Harbor, a Wisconsin boy joins the marines—and learns the meaning of Semper Fidelis on some of the Pacific’s most savage battlegrounds. Chapters: The Making of a Marine; Under Fire on Tulagi and Guadalcanal; Bloody Tarawa; Battling Back from the Abyss; and A Warrior Reflects on War. By Nick Cariello

Target: Hitler’s Top-Secret A-Bomb Project

Imagine the Nazis with a nuclear bomb. That was the nightmare scenario that launched 388 B-17s and B-24s to wipe out critical German operations in Norway in November 1943. By Neal Bascomb

Riot at the Fort

There were bricks and clubs, broken windows and bloodied bodies. By the time Italian POWs and African American GIs cooled down, one man was dead. By Chuck Lyons

One More Mission Impossible

In October 1944, the Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team took on yet another assignment that others had failed: rescue a battalion being strangled by Germans in France’s Vosges Mountains. By Scott McGaugh




A Note from Our Editor


Letters from Our Readers

Home Front

A Pioneer of Talk Radio


Alexis Smith


Palawan Special Battalion WW-II Memorial Museum

I Was There

“Pacific Sailor from Landlocked Fort Wayne”

War Stories

Memories from the War Years

Books and Media

Our Latest Reviews

Theater of War

Ken Burns’s Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War

78 RPM

“Peggy Lee”

WWII Events

A Calendar of Present-Day Happenings


“‘Safe’ with the Quartermaster Corps”