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Unsinkable Sam

{ Article added: 01/21/2013 }
Unsinkable Sam was the nickname given to a ship's cat who served on board three vessels in World War II and survived the sinking of each ship. He was originally part of the German battleship Bismarck which was sunk ...Read More »

Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
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In 1943, American pilot Charlie Brown was flying his B-17 bomber into Nazi Germany when the plane was nearly shot down, with many of the crew members wounded. Luftwaffe fighter pilot Franz Stigler came upon the crippled bomber and, ...Read More »

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph depicting six U.S. servicemen raising an American flag on the summit of Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. The photograph was ...Read More »

Task Force Baum

{ Article added: 06/09/2009 }
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Taking place in the late stages of World war II, Task Force Baum was a secret mission organized by General George S. Patton that sent over 300 men and nearly 60 vehicles fifty miles behind German lines to liberate a ...Read More »

Operation Mincemeat

{ Article added: 06/09/2009 }
Operation Mincemeat was a deception project undertaken by the British in World War II to fool the Germans into anticipating an invasion in an area other than the true target. The operation used a corpse -- disguised as a ...Read More »

Pavlov’s House

{ Article added: 05/08/2009 }
Pavlov's House was a half-ruined, four-story apartment building in the center of Stalingrad that became a symbol of Soviet resistance during World War II. During the Battle of Stalingrad, the building was defended by a group of Russians usually ...Read More »

Unidentified body on Christmas Island

{ Article added: 05/04/2009 }
In 1942, the remains of an unidentified sailor were found on a life raft in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Christmas Island. It is unclear for certain, but generally believed that the corpse is that of a ...Read More »