December 2010

Find the articles these features relate to in the December 2010 issue of America in WWII, available at Borders and Barnes & Noble stores.


Battle of the Bulge 2010

”GI" Joe Razes and more than 1,000 other reenactors march into Pennsylvania’s Fort Indiantown Gap to re-create the winter of 1944-1945 fight in the Ardennes forest.

• Print issue tie-in: Landings—"Re-Battling the Bulge"

From the America in WWII gallery archive:

Icy Battle of the Bulge

Here’s what it looked like when GIs battled two enemies–the Germans and a savage winter–to recover Belgian ground lost to blitzkrieg.
• Print issue tie-in: Landings—"Re-Battling the Bulge"


John Wayne,
silver screen FLying Tiger

Watch the promotional trailer for the 1942 film Flying Tigers, Hollywood’s take on the US airmen of the 1st American Volunteer Group who helped defend China from Japan.
Print issue tie-in: Theater of War—Flying Tigers


The Flying Tigers,
from the horse’s mouth

Find pilots’ stories, unit rosters, research resources, and more at the 1st American Volunteer Group’s own website.
• Print issue tie-in: "Flying Tigers Fight Back!"


China’s American aviator heroes

Two period newsreel segments profile the 1st American Volunteer Group, with shots of its shark-faced Curtiss P-40 fighters in flight, of its pilots and crews in action, and of its innovative commander, Claire Chennault.
• Print issue tie-in: "Flying Tigers Fight Back!"

From the America in WWII article archive:

Christmas under the gun

Though the enemy tried to ruin the GIs’ winter holidays with bullets and bombs and vile propaganda, the season wasn’t all bad, at war or at home. But it was definitely different.
• Print issue tie-in: "Have Yourself a Nasty Llittle Christmas"

From the America in WWII article archive:

Audie Murphy:
A larger than life legend

Rejected twice for war service, the scrawny Texas farm kid Audie Murphy finally found his way into the army and then proceeded to earn more different medals for bravery than any other veteran. And he became a movie star, too.
• Print issue tie-in: "What the Medals Mean"