World War II Bomber Drops Human Munitions Over Chicago

The Flying Fortress was made famous in its role in the Daylight Strategic Bombing Campaign of WWII and the post-war movies, like Memphis Belle, that made it an icon. Now this B-17 is no longer avoiding anti-aircraft fire or enemy fighters but has exchanged its explosive warheads in order to drop people from the bomb… » 3/28/15 11:05am 3/28/15 11:05am

New TV Series Gives Us The Best Look At World War II Atomic Sabotage

Alright, so it's a Norwegian TV series, but if you die in Norway you die in real life so I'll count it. And since The Heavy Water War focuses on a uniquely Norwegian facet of one of the less-well known events of World War II, you might even say that it gives it an especially pertinent focus. » 12/15/14 9:00am 12/15/14 9:00am

The Aston Martin Racer Who Foiled The Nazis (With The Help Of A Corpse)

When World War II broke out, men and women across Britain were called upon to use their special skills to help the Allies prevail. One of them was Aston Martin works driver St. John "Jock" Horsfall, who became an MI5 agent during the war and was a key element in a bizarre but successful secret operation. » 10/27/14 9:00pm 10/27/14 9:00pm

America's Real WWII Flying Fortress Was The Massive Douglas XB-19

During the mid 1930s, the Army Air Corps wanted to push the technological envelope when it came to building a very long range bomber. Code named 'Project D,' this top-secret initiative would lead to the largest American bomber concept flown during World War II, the massive yet elegant Douglas XB-19. » 9/11/14 12:34pm 9/11/14 12:34pm

This Man Chased A Nazi Fighter Plane Under The Eiffel Tower

Today, people on two continents mourn the death of 92-year-old William Overstreet Jr. He was a resident of Roanoke, Virginia, a retired accountant, and like many men from his generation, a veteran of World War II. And in the spring of 1944, Overstreet did something people in France and the U.S. still talk about. » 1/03/14 3:20pm 1/03/14 3:20pm

The definitive collection of secret Nazi weapons

Underwater missiles that could have hit New York, jet-powered bombers that were nearly impossible to intercept, sub-orbital bombers, vertical launch rocket fighters, or infrared visors are just a few of many in this definitive collection of incredible Nazi weapons. Be happy that those bastards never got to mass… » 12/18/13 1:00pm 12/18/13 1:00pm

A sunken WWII-era Japanese 'mega sub' has been found near Hawaii

Researchers diving off the coast of Hawaii have found a sunken 400-foot (122 meter) "Sen-Toku" class submarine. One of the largest pre-nuclear subs ever built, the "mega sub" was torpedoed by the U.S. shortly after the Second World War to prevent the Soviet Union from getting their hands on the super-advanced… » 12/04/13 4:51pm 12/04/13 4:51pm

How Four Prisoners Escaped From Auschwitz In A Stolen Nazi Car

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and we wanted to pay homage to those who suffered, died, and yes, the fortunate few who escaped the Nazis' vice-like death grip. On June 20, 1942, Kazimierz Piechowski, two other Polish political prisoners and a Ukrainian mechanic escaped from Auschwitz in a fast car they stole from… » 4/19/12 2:30pm 4/19/12 2:30pm