Military History

Stories of American history, tradition, heroism, weaponry and war.

The quest to recover one Vietnam-era Air Force pilot lost in Lake Huron crash
On June 13, 1966, U.S. Air Force Maj. William J. Vinopal climbed into his Convair F-106A Delta Dart, a single-seat, flight interceptor aircraft, for a routine training mission over the lake. It would turn out to be his last flight. Now, over 50 years later, a group of veterans is on a mission to locate the wreckage and recover Vinopal’s remains.
Restored F-117 Nighthawk coming to Reagan Library
A restored F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter, one of the most iconic aircraft in Air Force history, will soon be on permanent display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California.
Captured in war, a diary returns home
From the brutal battle of Tinian to a Tupperware sandwich container to an Oregon charity and back to the family of the killed man who scribbled it.
75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden
75th anniversary of daring WWII Allied operation marked in the Netherlands
Parachutes glowing gold and white against clear blue skies, hundreds of paratroopers floated to the ground in the eastern Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift end to World War II.
National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City defaced
Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith said two men were responsible for the vandalism spray painted “Xs” over the faces of World War I generals and “communist symbols” just before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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