The wreckage of what is believed to be the USS Juneau has been discovered in the South Pacific near the Soloman Islands.
On This Day – 16 December 1944
The Germans launched their last major offensive of World War II, known to most as the Battle of the Bulge the Germans originally called it Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (operation watch on the Rhine). This battle which lasted until the 25th of January 1944 became the bloodiest battle of World War II for the Americans, The Department of the Army recording US losses at more than 108,000.
On This Day – 8 December 1941
One day after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese military the American President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for the US to declare war on Japan.
On This Day – 14 November 1941
The HMS Ark Royal was sunk
Commissioned in November 1938, the HMS Ark Royal was sunk less than three years later on 14 November 1941 by the German U-81. The HMS Ark Royal was an innovative Royal Navy aircraft carrier serving during WWII, the first on which the flight deck and hangers were an integral part of the hull.
PT 109 the torpedo motor boat commanded by Lieutenant Junior Grade John F Kennedy the future president of the United States of America was rammed by the Japanese Destroyer Amagiri.
Archaeologists have finalised the excavation of wreckage belonging to the Spitfire that crashed 75 years ago. Continue reading “Spitfire excavated 75 years after fatal crash”
A drought in Poland has led to the discovery of an aircraft wedged in the mud of a lake about 70km west of the Polish capital Warsaw. Continue reading “Soviet WWII plane discovered in Polish lake”