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War Stories: 63 results
The Black Swan
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (World War II)
29th Troop Carrier Squadron in England
Saturday, June 25, 2005 (World War II)
The sinking of the USS PRINGLE
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 (World War II)
USS UTAH at Pearl Harbor
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 (World War II)
St. Lo Breakout
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War II)
Mercy Mission from Cocos to KL
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War II)
The defense of Wake Island, December 1941
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War II)
Reflections of a Gun Crewmember
Friday, September 10, 2004 (World War II)
Waiting Angrily for the War to End
Friday, September 10, 2004 (World War II)
Mission 59 1/2
Monday, April 12, 2004 (World War II)
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1865: General William T. Sherman begins a march through the Carolinas.

1940: Hitler cancels an attack in the West due to bad weather and the capture of German attack plans in Belgium.

1942: Japans advance into Burma begins.

1944: The U.S. First and Third armies link up at Houffalize, effectively ending the Battle of the Bulge.

1944: Eisenhower assumes supreme command of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe.

1945: Adolf Hitler takes to his underground bunker, where he remains for 105 days until he commits suicide.

1952: Knowing the requirements of the Korean war firsthand, General Earle E. Partridge, former Fifth Air Force Commander, put the full resources of the USAF Air Research and Development Command into searching for ways to increase the performance of the F-86 Sabre during this period. This top-priority effort led to the improved wing design "F" model that entered service with the 51st Wing in August 1952. The aircrafts operating altitude increased to 52,000 feet and its maximum speed went to Mach 1.05. In addition, the F-86F could make tighter turns at high altitudes.

1964: President Johnson approves Oplan 34A, operations to be conducted by South Vietnamese forces supported by the United States to gather intelligence and conduct sabotage to destabilize the North Vietnamese regime.

1969: An agreement is reached in Paris for the opening of expanded peace talks. It was agreed that representatives of the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the National Liberation Front would sit at a circular table without nameplates, flags or markings.

1990: In the wake of vicious fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Azerbaijan, the Soviet government sends in 11,000 troops to quell the conflict.