Military History

Ambush in Mogadishu: Interview with General Thomas Montgomery

American Aircraft of WWII – This site covers virtually all U.S. aircraft designed or used during World War II. All photos are believed to be at least 50 years old and in the public domain.

USS Enterprise CV-6 – The most decorated ship of the Second World War, Enterprise changed the very course of a war she seemed to have been expressly created for.

Guadalcanal – Guadalcanal Journal Transcript

The Guadalcanal Campaign – The Guadalcanal Campaign – 7 August 1942 to 8 February 1943

HyperWar Guadalcanal Campaign Contents – The first American-Allied counter-offensive: the bloody, drawn-out struggle dubbed “Operation Shoestring”.

HyperWar First Offensive Guadalcanal – The Marine Campaign for Guadalcanal (Marines in World War II Commemorative Series). Great Pictures.

History Quotes: The Importance of Not Forgetting Our Past – Good resource of quotes about the importance of historical knowledge, especially military history.  My favorite is one from VDH.

MILITARY HISTORY – Pacifica Military History – Pacifica Military History publishes an impressive array of modern mililtary history books, chiefly combat narratives and first-person battle accounts. Our military history books cover land, naval, and aviation history.

A Marine Diary My Experiences on Guadalcanal – Rube Garrett’s Diary tells the story of the 11th Marines artillery, 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal in WWII and the campaign in the Solomons which marked the turning point of the Pacific war. Army, Navy and the USMC Cactus Air Force defeated Japanese forces in six months of fighting during World War Two.

NavSource Online Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive – If you love aircraft carriers, this is the site.

NavSource.Org Main Page – Images, History, Crew Contacts, Building, Service And Final Fate Information. The Largest US Navy Warship Photo Collection On The Internet.

Medal of Honor Citations Vietnam War

Medal of Honor Citations

Military Firearms Links – This is the most complete and well organized table on the web listing pistols, rifles, submachine guns, assault rifles, machine guns, ammo and more. Divided into easy to find sections it helps understand the many M numbers (like M-1911 or M-1 and how they relate to more common names like Army Automatic or Thompson. Covers most popular US weapons, plus some from other countries as well. Many firearms have multiple photos from official and private sources.

Philadelphia Online Blackhawk Down – The Battle of Mogadishu

36th Infantry Division Association History Menu – 36th Infantry Division Association History

Special Forces Search Engine – A Green Beret, Special Operations, SEAL, Ranger, Air Commando and Marine Raider Specific Directory that users can add and modify their own sites.

SearchMil.com – Over 1 million military pages indexed and ranked in order of popularity.

The U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Sight’s Vietnam War Links

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