Military Research

Writing Wednesday – Book Review “Flying Warbirds”

I am a member of the World War II History Network and from time to time there are book giveaways. A few weeks ago I received Flying Warbirds An Illustrated Profile of The Flying Heritage Collection’s Rare WWII-Era Aircraft by Cory Graff. While I do a lot of research on World War II, this book […]

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Military Monday – Guest Post: War in the Pacific

This guest post by Colin Wilson is part of a new series discussing research of World War II. Let’s take a journey through time together. It’s November 20, 1943. You’re 19 years old and a replacement in a Marine Corps rifle squad headed towards Red Beach 2 and a place called Betio. Not much more […]

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Military Monday – USMC Pvt. William F. Cowart, Case Study Part 3

This week we wrap up our discussion of Marine Pvt. William F. Cowart and look at his Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF.) Cowart was deemed unrecoverable by the Graves Registration Service because they could not locate and identify his remains which had been buried on Tarawa. His IDPF does not contain a lot of new […]

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