High-altitude bomber from Boeing Boeing B-17 Fortress Type: High-altitude strategic bomber. History: In May 1934 the US Army Air Corps issued a specification for a multi-engined … learn more
British machine carbine Marks 1-5 Sten gun, machine carbine Marks 1-5 Type: sub-machine gun History In the summer of 1940 the British Government began to look … learn more
US cargo ship class of WW2 Liberty ship (2,710 ships) Type: US cargo ship for mass-production, built 1941-1945. History: The design perfected by Henry J. Kaiser … learn more
War Diary for Monday, November 20, 1939: Sea War German seaplanes begin dropping the new magnetic mines in British East Coast shipping lanes (night 20-21).
War Diary for Monday, November 20, 1944: Western Front Tanks of French 1st Army drive through Belfort Gap and reach upper Rhine. Sea War Pacific: Kaiten … learn more
War Diary for Sunday, November 19, 1939: Occupied countries Poland: Germans erect barricades round Jewish quarter of Warsaw.
War Diary for Sunday, November 19, 1944: Western Front British and US troops capture Geilenkirchen, north of Aachen. Occupied countries Albania: Hodja’s Partisans liberate Tirana. Home … learn more
War Diary for Saturday, November 18, 1939: Sea War Atlantic: Four merchant ships sunk by magnetic mines off British East Coast. 86 passengers killed on Dutch … learn more
War Diary for Saturday, November 18, 1944: Air War Germany: 291 RAF bombers attacking Münster and dropping 1,694 t of bombs. Home Fronts USA: Cost of … learn more
War Diary for Friday, November 17, 1939: Sea War Atlantic: Pocket battleship Deutschland (Germany) arrives at Gdynia (Baltic) after her Atlantic raiding cruise (2 ships sunk). … learn more
War Diary for Friday, November 17, 1944: Western Front 1st US Army captures Gressenich, 16 km east of Aachen. Sea War Pacific: Japanese aircraft carrier Shinyo … learn more