World War II Battle of Saipan

World War II Battle of Saipan was fought from June 15 thru July 9, 1944.  Part of the Pacific campaign, the bombardment of this island began two days prior when fifteen battleships unleashed 165,000 shells.  The ships maintained a distance of 10,000 yards or more in...

World War I German Ace Manfred von Richthofen

Just about everyone has heard of the World War I German ace Manfred von Richthofen, otherwise known as “The Red Baron”.  Von Richthofen was born on May 2, 1892 in the city of Kleinburg (Poland).  As a child, he enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and even gymnastics,...

WWII Atrocity of the Merchant Marine Ship S.S. Jean Nicolet

Many people are unaware of the significant role the merchant marine ships played during World War II and even fewer know of the atrocity of the merchant marine ship the S.S. Jean Nicolet.  In fact, some refer to this event as the second Pearl Harbor.   The S.S....

The Role of US Merchant Marine Ships in World War II

Many people are not aware of the critical role of US Merchant Marine Ships in World War II.  These ships were used to carry military personnel, supplies for the troops and large equipment.  This meant the availability of a ship, or worse yet non-availability, was a...