Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Dust '47: Allies vs. SSU


We got ourselves another weird war battle report of Dust '47 from the crew over at Attilla Dust Zone.

Good stuff guys!
Brian & Melonie

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Dust '47: Allies vs. SSU


Another excellent weird war battle report of Dust '47 from the crew over at Attilla Dust Zone.

Awesome as always!
Brian & Melonie

Monday, April 6, 2020

Medal of Honor Monday: Robert E. Gerstung


"On 19 December 1944 he was ordered with his heavy machinegun squad to the support of an infantry company attacking the outer defense of the Siegfried Line near Berg, Germany.  For 8 hours he maintained a position made almost untenable by the density of artillery and mortar fire concentrated upon it and the proximity of enemy troops who threw hand grenades into the emplacement.  While all other members of his squad became casualties, he remained at his gun.  When he ran out of ammunition, he fearlessly dashed across bullet-swept, open terrain to secure a new supply from a disabled friendly tank.  A fierce barrage pierced the water jacket of his gun, but he continued to fire until the weapon overheated and jammed.  Instead of withdrawing, he crawled 50 yards across cover-less ground to another of his company's machine guns which had been silenced when its entire crew was killed.  He continued to man this gun, giving support vitally needed by the infantry.  At one time he came under direct fire from a hostile tank, which shot the glove from his hand with an armor-piercing shell but could not drive him from his position or stop his shooting.  When the American forces were ordered to retire to their original positions, he remained at his gun, giving the only covering fire.  Finally withdrawing, he cradled the heavy weapon in his left arm, slung a belt of ammunition over his shoulder, and walked to the rear, loosing small bursts at the enemy as he went.  One hundred yards from safety, he was struck in the leg by a mortar shell; but, with a supreme effort, he crawled the remaining distance, dragging along the gun which had served him and his comrades so well.  By his remarkable perseverance, indomitable courage, and heroic devotion to his task in the face of devastating fire, T/Sgt. Gerstung gave his fellow soldiers powerful support in their encounter with formidable enemy forces." 

From T/Sgt. Gerstung's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on September 5, 1945.

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

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Dust '47: Allies vs. Axis


Another excellent weird war battle report of Dust '47 from the crew over at Attilla Dust Zone.

Great stuff guys!
Brian & Melonie

Saturday, April 4, 2020

"The Japanese Army & Navy"


Take a look at the film that US soldiers and civilians watched to familiarize themselves with the Japanese military.

Now I know,
Brian

Friday, April 3, 2020

"How to Fly the B-26 Airplane"


This training film tells you how to fly the ass-kicking B-26 "Marauder"!

Always good to know in a pinch!
Brian


Thursday, April 2, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"Tankers"


A KV-1 crew holds off the invading German hordes all the while living life the best they can.  This is a Hollywood-ized account of the real Semyon Konovalov and his crew that destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 vehicles on 13 July 1942 outside of the village of Nizhnemityakin, Tarasovsky District, Rostov Oblast.  It's a mediocre flick but give it a go and waste some time to give it a once over below.


Worth a single viewing,
Brian & Melonie

Monday, March 30, 2020

Medal of Honor Monday: Donald A. Gary


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as an Engineering Officer attached to the U.S.S. Franklin when that vessel was fiercely attacked by enemy aircraft during the operations against the Japanese Home Islands near Kobe, Japan, March 19, 1945.  Stationed on the third deck when the ship was rocked by a series of violent explosions set off in her own ready bombs, rockets and ammunition by the hostile attack, Lieutenant Gary unhesitatingly risked his life to assist several hundred men trapped in a messing compartment filled with smoke, and with no apparent egress.  As the imperiled men below decks became increasingly panic-stricken under the raging fury of incessant explosions, he confidently assured them he would find a means of effecting their release and, groping through the dark, debris-filled corridors, ultimately discovered an escapeway.  Staunchly determined, he struggled back to the messing compartment three times despite menacing flames, flooding water and the ominous threat of sudden additional explosions, on each occasion calmly leading his men through the blanketing pall of smoke until the last one had been saved.  Selfless in his concern for his ship and his fellows, he constantly rallied others about him, repeatedly organized and led fire-fighting parties into the blazing inferno on the flight deck and, when firerooms 1 and 2 were found to be inoperable, entered the No. 3 fireroom and directed the raising of steam in one boiler in the face of extreme difficulty and hazard.  An inspiring and courageous leader, Lieutenant Gary rendered self-sacrificing service under the most perilous conditions and, by his heroic initiative, fortitude and valor, was responsible for the saving of several hundred lives.  His conduct throughout reflects the highest credit upon himself and upon the United States Naval Service." 

From Lt. Gary's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on January 23, 1946.

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dust '47 Battle Report: Allies vs. Axis


The crew over at Attilla Dust Zone gives us another excellent Dust '47 battle report.  Give it a go and see the carnage!

Great stuff as always!
Brian & Melonie

Saturday, March 28, 2020

"Thousand Yard Stare"


"Returning home after fighting in Africa during World War II, a soldier with PTSD finds reintegrating with family life increasingly difficult as he relives the battle of Kasserine Pass."  This is a low budget war flick that is ok.  The message is there but the acting and low budget really shows off.  Give it a view below if you got nothing else to do.


A good effort and worth a once over for the topic matter,
Brian