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On 26 September 1918 the Meuse-Argonne Offensive was launched. It would be the greatest American battle of the First World War, and after the armistice had been signed Field Marshal von Hindenburg wrote that 'the American infantry on the Argonne won the war'...Continue Reading
In the history of aviation 21 September truly is a day of firsts, with three US aircraft taking to the skies for the first time on this day in history...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of the Bloody Ridge

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The Battle of the Bloody Ridge was fought from 12-14 September, 1942. It saw the Allies, mainly consisting of men from the United States Marine Corps, successfully beat back the attacking Japanese. Behind them was Henderson Field, an important airfield that the Allies had captured earlier in the Guadalcanal campaign...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Sinking of the PT-109

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Early in the morning of 2 August, 1943 Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 was struck by the Amagiri, a Japanese destroyer.  It was cut in two, leaving Seamen Andrew Jackson Kirksey and Harold W. Marney dead and two others badly injured. The eleven survivors clung to the burning wreckage, amongst them future US President John F. Kennedy, who was commanding the PT-109 at the time...Continue Reading
Our next Raid title features a pretty extraordinary Special Forces unit and their attack on a seemingly impregnable mountain stronghold in Italy in World War II - Storming Monte La Difensa - The First Special Service Force at The Winter Line, Italy 1943 . So it was especially interesting to learn that The Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to members of the joing US-Canadian First Special Service Force, known to the Germans as 'The Devil's Brigade' Continue Reading

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