February 2011

Find the articles these features relate to in the February 2011 issue of America in WWII, available at Borders and Barnes & Noble stores.

Photo gallery

Stamps for the war effort

Like almost everything governments printed for public consumption during the war, postage stamps, in all their variety, were designed to stoke patriotism.
Print issue tie-in: "Stick on War Spirit: WWII Stamps"

From the America in WWII article archive:

Home-Front Treasure

What were once the everyday knickknacks and doodads in a nation at war are valuable antiques today. There were postcards, comics, sports memorabilia, and much more. Learn how to start your own collection.
Print issue tie-in: "Stick on War Spirit: WWII Stamps"

Footage

D-day at Sicily

WIth gliders and paratroopers taking the lead, the Allies invade Sicily in this wartime newsreel featuring live combat film shot from US Navy ships along the coast.
• Print issue tie-in: "Chutes over Sicily"

 

From the America in WWII article archive:

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.
Print issue tie-in: "Chutes over Sicily"

From the America in WWII article archive:

Boogie woogie bounce

One song from the early 1940s still says “World War II” probably more than any other: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the inimitable Andrews Sisters. (The page includes footage of their performance of their signature tune from the 1941 Abbott and Costello movie Buck Privates.)
Print issue tie-in: Theater of War—Buck Privates and In the Navy

Footage

Abbott and Costello’s

13 times 7 is 28

In a mind-boggling reminiscent of the Who’s on First routine, Lou Costello makes his case for the equation 13 x 7 = 28 to an incredulous Bud Abbott in this clip from 1941′s In the Navy.
Print issue tie-in: Theater of War—Buck Privates and In the Navy

Link

John F. Kennedy, Lieutenant, USN

The US Navy’s Naval History and Heritage Command website documents JFK’s years in the US Navy, including his service record and the official reports of the August 1943 wreck of his PT-109 and the rescue effort that earned him the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.
Print issue tie-in: "JFK’s Other PT Boat Rescue"