ACG WebOps (5 May 2007)
Welcome to WebOps, Armchair General’s weekly recon of links to military history news, articles, websites, and more. Thanking WWII veterans and some interesting intel on Area 51 make up another short news week here. Clicks away!
ST. LOUIS – Milan Buros still has their flight jacket, but can no longer remember the names of four U.S. airmen he led to safety in the forests of his native Slovakia in 1944.
The importance of the community grew at a critical time in the early days of this area because hostilities with the United States had begun in early 1812. While Great Britain was still heavily engaged in the Napoleonic War in Europe, she could ill-afford to send any massive military aid.
DOWNSVILLE – Visitors to McMahon’s Mill Civil War Military and American Heritage Museum won’t be allowed to fire the roughly 7-foot-long rampart gun, but they can turn the crank on the Gatling gun.
ST. LOUIS — When Clayton David bailed out of his bomber over Nazi-occupied Holland in World War II, he didn’t know that beyond the blanket of clouds stretching as far as he could see was a young woman he had never met who would risk everything to save him.
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The words ‘Groom Lake’ and ‘Area 51’ have achieved an almost myth-like quality thanks to interest in UFOs and shows like the X-Files. But the real history of this base is even more interesting than the fiction.
May 5, 1936 – Italian troops (below right) under General Pietro Badoglio enter the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, ending the active phase of the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.
For a period in the 1930s the Royal Air Force was dominated by Hawker aircraft.
WebOps is a weekly report linking to military history news and articles published in mainstream online media. Excerpts are taken exactly as they are on the noted source websites; quotation marks are not used. The hyperlinks are added by me as I can find them. Please visit the Armchair Forums to discuss the topics in WebOps and much more!
(front page photo: Hunter F.4s under construction by Fokker (Credit: Hawker Siddeley Review, March 1956))
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Jim H. Moreno