More unusual WWII facts-Part 8

History of Sorts

American fighter pilot William Bruce “Bill” Overstreet Jr. (April 10, 1921 – December 29, 2013) shot down a German Messerschmitt Bf-109G after chasing it through the arches of the Eiffel Tower.

During WWII the United States asked Mexicans to cross the border to work agricultural jobs. Wouldn’t Donald Trump just love this.

A British proposal to have a sniper assassinate Hitler that was vetoed because it was ‘unsportsmanlike‘.


During WWII, when Sergeant Leonard A. Funk was confronted by 90 German soldiers that had captured his squad, he began to laugh hysterically at the situation. Many of the enemy soldiers began to laugh along with him, until Funk wiped out his machine gun, gunning down 21 and capturing the rest.

T13BeanoGrenadeAmerica designed a grenade the weight and size of a baseball because they believed young American troops should be able to throw them


Millin was a 21-year-old private in…

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