D-Day Medics: Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore

On this day in history, June 8th, 1944, the fighting ceased around Angoville-au-Plain, where D-Day Medics Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore were treating wounded from both sides of the conflict in a church in France. Their service and heroism are history that deserves to be remembered.

Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen and The Battle of Moscow

Featuring SABATON and their new single “Defense of Moscow.” https://music.sabaton.net/DefenceOfMoscow The Battle of Moscow was truly epic in scope, and represented a desperate effort by a people defending their homeland. One of the great legends of the battle- the brave last stand of Panfilov’s Twenty-Eight Guardsmen, stands as a symbol of the sacrifice of theContinue reading “Panfilov’s 28 Guardsmen and The Battle of Moscow”

The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb

The History Guy remembers Eugene “Lucky” Flucky and the U.S.S. Barb, the submarine that sank a train during World War II. It is history that deserves to be remembered. The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual events are often not available, I will sometimes use photographs ofContinue reading “The submarine that sank a train: the U.S.S. Barb”

Shōkaku and Cavalla, a Confrontation of the WWII Pacific Theater

In June 1944, one of the largest, most modern and most important ships in the Imperial Japanese Navy, Shōkaku, encountered a US submarine, Cavalla, out on its first patrol. The History Guy remembers a WWII confrontation in the Pacific Theater. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

Georg Gärtner, the last German POW in America

In 1985, a federal fugitive chose to turn himself in after evading an FBI manhunt for forty years. The History Guy remembers Georg Gärtner, the last German prisoner of war in the United States. This is original content based on research by The History Guy. Images in the Public Domain are carefully selected and provideContinue reading “Georg Gärtner, the last German POW in America”

The Extraordinary Voyage of the USS Marblehead

By May 1942, nearly half of the forty surface ships of the U.S. Asiatic fleet would be sunk, including the fleet’s largest vessel, the heavy cruiser USS Houston. But the improbable survival of one of the fleet’s vessels, the light cruiser USS Marblehead, is the stuff of legend. The extraordinary voyage of the Marblehead isContinue reading “The Extraordinary Voyage of the USS Marblehead”

The Edelweiss Pirates and WWII

Long before the start of World War II, there was a significant amount of resistance to the Nazi regime in Germany among the nation’s youth, including the colorfully named Edelweiss Pirates. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

Nortraship: The Norwegian Fleet and WWII

Germany invaded Norway in April 1940, and defeated the Nordic nation in a 62-day campaign. But Norwegians continued to serve the Allied cause throughout the war. One of the least remembered, most important, and most unique roles was not about strength of arms, but about gross tonnage. The History Guy remembers the critical role playedContinue reading “Nortraship: The Norwegian Fleet and WWII”