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This is an unpublished end to the war hero, Lone Tiger.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

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
 
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

"Catch-22"


This is the story of Capt. Yossarian, a bombardier, trying to survive the war any way he can!  After reviewing the film, I have to say I like this version better.  It is more realistic and not as artsy as the film.  I think with the length of it, you gain a better understanding and relationship to the character in play as well.  Check out the trailer below and see what ya think.



Nothing epic but still entertaining,
Brian

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

"Attack Force Z"


Members of a commando team are sent to rescue the survivors of a plane crash on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific. Can this small group accomplish their mission and get out or will the might of the Empire of Japan stop them?  This is a fictional tale of the real-life commando unit, Z Special Unit.  The movie is a mess and is pretty bad but check out the trailer and see what you think. 

Crazy to see how young Gibson, Neil and Law were,
Brian


Monday, May 20, 2019

Medal of Honor Monday: James H. Fields


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, at Rechicourt, France.  On September 27, 1944, during a sharp action with the enemy infantry and tank forces, 1st Lt. Fields personally led his platoon in a counterattack on the enemy position.  Although his platoon had been seriously depleted, the zeal and fervor of his leadership was such as to inspire his small force to accomplish their mission in the face of overwhelming enemy opposition.  Seeing that 1 of the men had been wounded, he left his slit trench and with complete disregard for his personal safety attended the wounded man and administered first aid.  While returning to his slit trench he was seriously wounded by a shell burst, the fragments of which cut through his face and head, tearing his teeth, gums, and nasal passage.  Although rendered speechless by his wounds, 1st Lt. Fields refused to be evacuated and continued to lead his platoon by the use of hand signals.  On 1 occasion, when 2 enemy machine guns had a portion of his unit under deadly crossfire, he left his hole, wounded as he was, ran to a light machine gun, whose crew had been knocked out, picked up the gun and fired it from his hip with such deadly accuracy that both the enemy gun positions were silenced.  His action so impressed his men that they found new courage to take up the fire fight, increasing their firepower and exposing themselves more than ever to harass the enemy with additional bazooka and machine gun fire.  Only when his objective had been taken and the enemy scattered did 1st Lt. Fields consent to be evacuated to the battalion command post.  At this point he refused to move further back until he had explained to his battalion commander by drawing on paper the position of his men and the disposition of the enemy forces.  The dauntless and gallant heroism displayed by 1st Lt. Fields were largely responsible for the repulse of the enemy forces and contributed in a large measure to the successful capture of his battalion objective during this action. His eagerness and determination to close with the enemy and to destroy him was an inspiration to the entire command, and are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces.

From Captain  Fields' Medal of Honor citation, awarded on February 27, 1945.
 
Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian

“Men’s Adventure Magazines and the Art of War” – a PulpFest presentation


Swing over and read a great article by the excellent folks of Pulpfest!  It the history of the wartime pulps over the years and the impact on the culture and readers of this dying art form.  Check it out here & here!

Great stuff as always,
Brian

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Weird WWII Battle Report


This is a wild Weird WWII battle report from the folks over at Command Combat Battle Reports.  Take a gander and check out the madness!!

Keep it weird!
Brian

Monday, May 13, 2019

"Catch-22"


This movie follows the insane exploits of Capt. Yossarian trying to survive the war and the Army during WWII.  This is a satirical flick inspired by the book and it is a real weird trip.  Not my cup a tea but I get it and its nothing that strikes me to deeply so its a pass for me.  Give the trailer a look and see if you want to check it out.




A pass by this old gronard,
Brian