“Lets bomb Boise City in Oklahoma”said no US Air force officer ever, and yet.

It all began on July 5, 1943. At the other end of the world, the United States was involved in a bitter war against the Axis forces. The Axis forces wanted to control Europe and the Pacific, while the Allies fought for peace. The Nazi’s had begin their last offensive against Kursk, and the AustralianContinue reading ““Lets bomb Boise City in Oklahoma”said no US Air force officer ever, and yet.”

The perfect Aryans that weren’t actually Aryans.

Hessy Levinsons Taft (born May 17, 1934) is a woman, born to Jewish parents in Berlin, best known for having been featured prominently as an infant in Nazi propaganda after her photo was surreptitiously entered in, and then selected as the winner of, a contest to find the most beautiful Aryan baby. Taft’s image became one of the most subversive of theContinue reading “The perfect Aryans that weren’t actually Aryans.”

Oberleutnant Armin Faber-Oops I did not mean that to happen.

Oberleutnant Armin Faber was a Luftwaffe pilot in World War II who mistook the Bristol Channel for the English Channel and landed his Focke-Wulf 190 (Fw 190) intact at RAF Pembrey in south Wales. His plane was the first Fw 190 to be captured by the Allies and was tested to reveal any weaknesses thatContinue reading “Oberleutnant Armin Faber-Oops I did not mean that to happen.”

Oops! I didn’t mean that to happen- WWII mistakes.

The town of Boise City, Oklahoma has a population of approximately 1,250 people, just a shade lower than the roughly 1,450 who lived there during World War II. And in the height of the war, Boise City experienced something few other mainland American towns experience: at roughly 1 A.M. local time on July 5, 1943,Continue reading “Oops! I didn’t mean that to happen- WWII mistakes.”