Warplane Quiz, Reviews

HARRY NOLLSCH (ARMY) FRANK MORAWA (GERM. ARMY) LOYD BRANDT (MARINES)        Life of Frank Morawa      Reluctant Heroes       The Purple Heart       I Flew the Big One CHUCK CHILDS (USAAF) HARRY PUTNAM (NAVY)       Veterans       Leaving Home for WWII JERRY TEACHOUT (USAAF) STEVEN WARREN (NAVY) GORDON LEASE (COAST GUARD)       Brothers in Arms CLARENCE CARSNER (ARMY) WALLY DAHLQUIST (USAAF) GEORGE W. LARSON (NAVY) ALAN HERBERT (ARMY) PETER DAHLBERG (ARMY)      Life-Changing Experiences     Friends for Life WARREN FAGERLAND (ARMY)      He Took My Place RICHARD PERKINS (MARINES)      Letter home, 1944 RUSSEL FRINK (NAVY) EJI SUYAMA (ARMY) THOMAS K. OLIVER (USAAF) JIM LOCKHART (NAVY) REX ALAN SMITH (ARMY ENG) VINCE FITZGERALD (NAVY) LESTER SNYDER (USAAF)       A Most Exciting Mission for Durkee's Crew HONOR FLIGHTS PRISONERS OF WAR CHARLES ANDERSON (USAAF)      Life of Charles Anderson      Tom Oliver in 2009 STAN LIEBERMAN (ARMY) HARLAND HERMANN (ARMY)      Letters during WWII      My Combat in the 442nd WALTER MARCHAND (ARMY)      D-Day Doctor's Diary JUNO SUNDSTROM (ARMY) KEITH CHRISTENSEN (ARMY)     Story of Stan Lieberman      John Fuller Goes to War HAROLD JANSEN (Navy) JOHN W. FULLER (NAVY) DEAN SHAFFHAUSEN (NAVY) CHARLES GERLACH (NAVY)      Combat Mission 15 WAYNE BREWSTER (ARMY) WILLIAM A. SEMLEK (ARMY) KENNETH HALLIGAN (ARMY) HAROLD TAYLOR (USAAF USAF) WALTER MEHLHAFF (ARMY) EDDIE KODET (ARMY) TOM McDILL (ARMY)      Story of Had Taylor PAUL PRIEST (ARMY)      Riding Rails before WW2      Oliver photos 2012 VICTOR WEIDENSEE (ARMY)       Weidensee maps OLA CAMPBELL (USAAF) DALLAS BLOMQUIST (Marines)       Christmas Lights BILL LOFGREN (ARMY) HOMEFRONT        Harry Nollsch       Taps Delayed JOHN WILKINSON (ROYAL AF) MARCELLA LeBEAU (ARMY) HILARY COLE (USAAF) TOM WENN (USAAF) JOHN GASTON (USAAF) MAURICE CROW (USAAF) GEORGE MOLSTAD (USAAF)


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Book reviews wanted. Have you read a good book lately that deals with military history?  Reread an old academic classic with more mature eyes? A memoir, novel, or history perhaps?  Click the graphic on right for reviews already in.

Heads-up on this WWII era movie.
Drawn from Slavomir Rawicz’s 1955 classic The Long Walk, though the movie will never be as good. As Amazon describes The Way Back, “After narrowly escaping from a wretched World War II Siberian labor camp, a small band of multinational soldiers desperately undertakes a harrowing journey to traverse the arctic steppes, Gobi Desert and Himalayas on foot. Directed by Peter Weir, this exciting drama about courage and endurance -- based on a true story.” A movie that's more than just a special-effects sedative. Available April 21, 2011, but see trailer now.


Check out a few of the favorite military-related website links being forwarded by our veterans.  Some are photo archives that can serve as memory-jogging prompts for writers; others convey opinion.  Click on picture.  One of the lastest is from a private collection of rare WWII photos in Rapid City; another reveals musical patriotism in the Iraq war zone, not Bob Hope but equally rousing.  Still another shows the B-17 "Old 666" fighting for survival alone in the skies over WWII Bougainville in the Solomons.

The WWII Living History Museum in Rapid City provides family-friendly re-enactments and re-creations of combat settings, including the restoration of many US Army vehicles.  Writers will like the detail-providing prompts, after being thrust into life-like WWII displays.


Vietnam Veterans make video in Michigan. Starts off with social history of the 60s, then compares the Vietnam War with WWII.  The video claims that WWII military averaged 40 days in combat during 4 years, but those in Vietnam spent 204 days in combat each year.