WWII Events Today, May 23 May 23, 1939 USS Squalus (SS-192) suffered a catastrophic main induction valve failure during a test dive off the New Hampshire coast and partially flooded....
Serving on the eastern front during WWII, the La-5 is the production model of the I-301 and later LaGG-1 prototypes first initiated on 29 July 1939. The La-5’s designer was Semyon Lavochkin who would become one of the most famous Soviet aircraft designers during the war.
It’s seventy years since the Battle for Crete – seven decades since British and Commonwealth forces, mostly New Zealanders of 4 and 5 Brigades, put up a heroic and near-run defence of the island with no heavy equipment or support, all in the face of total German air domination.
Normandy Then & Now: A great presentation that was provided to us showing photos taken during WWII at Normandy, France and photos taken in the modern day same location. It is amazing how so many things are still the same, yet different.
Listen to General Eisenhower’s Message to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.”