Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Farewell"

Joe Kubert Presents 3

Here we have the last tale of Sgt. Rock by the legendary Joe Kubert before his death.  A fitting story for one of comic's best and my all time favorite comic character ever!

Thanks again W:PP&F,
Brian

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

"A Day of Thunder"


Looks like Fury and his Howlers are off to France to lay a path for the troops en route to Normandy in this classic Silver Aged tale.  Take a read and enjoy!

Thanks to the crew over at W:PP&F,
Brian

Monday, July 15, 2019

Medal of Honor Monday: Almond E. Fisher


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on the night of 12-September 13, 1944, near Grammont, France.  In the darkness of early morning, 2nd Lt. Fisher was leading a platoon of Company E, 157th Infantry, in single column to the attack of a strongly defended hill position.  At 2:30 A.M., the forward elements were brought under enemy machine gun fire from a distance of not more than 20 yards.  Working his way alone to within 20' of the gun emplacement, he opened fire with his carbine and killed the entire gun crew.  A few minutes after the advance was resumed, heavy machine gun fire was encountered from the left flank.  Again crawling forward alone under withering fire, he blasted the gun and crew from their positions with hand grenades.  After a halt to replenish ammunition, the advance was again resumed and continued for 1 hour before being stopped by intense machine gun and rifle fire.  Through the courageous and skillful leadership of 2d Lt. Fisher, the pocket of determined enemy resistance was rapidly obliterated.  Spotting an emplaced machine pistol a short time later, with 1 of his men he moved forward and destroyed the position.  As the advance continued the fire fight became more intense. When a bypassed German climbed from his foxhole and attempted to tear an M1 rifle from the hands of 1 of his men, 2nd Lt. Fisher whirled and killed the enemy with a burst from his carbine.  About 30 minutes later the platoon came under the heavy fire of machine-guns from across an open field.  2nd Lt. Fisher, disregarding the terrific fire, moved across the field with no cover or concealment to within range, knocked the gun from the position and killed or wounded the crew.  Still under heavy fire he returned to his platoon and continued the advance.  Once again heavy fire was encountered from a machine gun directly in front.  Calling for hand grenades, he found only 2 remaining in the entire platoon.  Pulling the pins and carrying a grenade in each hand, he crawled toward the gun emplacement, moving across areas devoid of cover and under intense fire to within 15 yards when he threw the grenades, demolished the gun and killed the gun crew.  With ammunition low and daybreak near, he ordered his men to dig in and hold the ground already won. Under constant fire from the front and from both flanks, he moved among them directing the preparations for the defense.  Shortly after the ammunition supply was replenished, the Germans launched a last determined effort against the depleted group.  Attacked by superior numbers from the front, right, and left flank, and even from the rear, the platoon, in bitter hand-to-hand engagements drove back the enemy at every point. Wounded in both feet by close-range machine pistol fire early in the battle, 2nd Lt. Fisher refused medical attention.  Unable to walk, he crawled from man to man encouraging them and checking each position.  Only after the fighting had subsided did 2nd Lt. Fisher crawl 300 yards to the aid station from which he was evacuated.  His extraordinary heroism, magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of pointblank enemy fire is an inspiration to his organization and reflects the finest traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces."

From 2nd Lt. Fisher's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on April 23, 1945.

Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian

Saturday, June 29, 2019

"Rookie Revue"


Here is a war-time cartoon that parodies the lives of G.I. Joe during his life during basic training during WWII.


Enjoy the hilarity,
Brian

Thursday, June 27, 2019

"The Cold Blue"


This is an excellent new documentary of the 8th Air force in WWII.  It is all original war-time footage and has interviews with the aircrews who flew them.  Check out the trailer and see the horror and heroism of the men who flew in daylight to take the fight to the land of the crooked cross!


A must of any WWII fan,
Brian

Friday, June 14, 2019

"The Bound Bombshell"


Super heroine, the Bombshell, is off to save her fellow Allied agent from the evil Nazi agent, the Countess and her minions!  Can she stop this evil Nazi she-wolf or will the Allied cause be lost?!  This is just another fetish comic set in the WWII era so take a gander here and see what adventures alie in wait for ya!

More trash for the willing!
Brian


Saturday, June 8, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

"The Last Day of the Lone Tiger"


This is an unpublished end to the war hero, Lone Tiger. 

Another great find from the folks over at WPPF,
Brian

Monday, June 3, 2019

Medal of Honor Monday: John W. Finn


"For extraordinary heroism, distinguished service and devotion above and beyond the call of duty. During the first attack by Japanese airplanes on the Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Territory of Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, he promptly secured and manned a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on an instruction stand in a completely exposed section of the parking ramp, which was under heavy enemy machine gun strafing fire.  Although painfully wounded many times, he continued to man this gun and to return the enemy's fire vigorously and with telling effect throughout the enemy strafing and bombing attacks and with complete disregard for his own personal safety.  It was only by specific orders that he was persuaded to leave his post to seek medical attention.  Following first-aid treatment, although obviously suffering much pain and moving with great difficulty, he returned to the squadron area and actively supervised the rearming of returning planes.  His extraordinary heroism and conduct in this action are considered to be in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service."

From Lt. Finn's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on September 14, 1942.

Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian

Ferry Boat, J.W. Finn



Thursday, May 30, 2019

An American Sweetheart


Just a photo shoot of a war-era female NCO of the ol' US of A

I do love a woman in, and out of, uniform,
Brian

Monday, May 27, 2019

Medal of Honor Monday: Garlin M. Conner


"For extraordinary heroism in action.  On 24 January 1945, at 0800 hours, near Houssen, France, Lieutenant Conner ran four hundred yards through the impact area of an intense concentration of enemy artillery fire to direct friendly artillery on a force of six Mark VI tanks and tank destroyers, followed by six hundred fanatical German infantrymen, which was assaulting in full fury the spearhead position held by his Battalion.  Unreeling a spool of telephone wire, Lieutenant Conner disregarded shells which exploded twenty-five yards from him, tearing branches from the trees in his path and plunged in a shallow ditch thirty yards beyond the position of his foremost company. Although the ditch provided inadequate protection from the heavy automatic fire of the advancing enemy infantry, he calmly directed round after round of artillery on the foe from his prone position, hurling them back to the shelter of a dike.   For three hours he remained at his OP despite wave after wave of German infantry, which surged forward to within five yards of his position.  As the last, all-out German assault swept forward, he ordered his artillery to concentrate on his own position, resolved to die if necessary to halt the enemy.   Friendly shells exploded within five yards of him, blanketing his position, wounding his one assistant.   Yet Lieutenant Conner continued to direct artillery fire on the assault elements swarming around him until the German attack was shattered and broken.  By his exemplary heroism, he killed approximately fifty and wounded an estimated one hundred Germans, disintegrated the powerful enemy assault and prevented heavy casualties in his Battalion."

From 1st Lt. Conner's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on March 28, 2018.
 
In 2012, the U.S. Army honored him by designating a portion of a new maintenance facility at Fort Benning, Georgia as Conner Hall.
 
Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian