Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WWII Soda TV Commercials

Not sure why but it looks like some folks wanted to make some soda commercials set in WWII.  Take a gander and wonder why like me.

Doesn't make me thirsty at all,
Brian



 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Medal of Honor Monday: Aquilla J. Dyess


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of the First Battalion, Twenty-Fourth Marines, Reinforced, Fourth Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces during the assault on Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, February 1 and 2, 1944.  Undaunted by severe fire from automatic Japanese weapons, Lieutenant Colonel Dyess launched a powerful final attack on the second day of the assault, unhesitatingly posting himself between the opposing lines to point out objectives and avenues of approach and personally leading the advancing troops.  Alert, and determined to quicken the pace of the offensive against increased enemy fire, he was constantly at the head of advance units, inspiring his men to push forward until the Japanese had been driven back to a small center of resistance and victory assured.  While standing on the parapet of an antitank trench directing a group of infantry in a flanking attack against the last enemy position, Lieutenant Colonel Dyess was killed by a burst of enemy machine gun fire.  His daring and forceful leadership and his valiant fighting spirit in the face of terrific opposition were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.  He gallantly gave his life for his country." 

From LtCol Dyess' Medal of Honor citation, awarded in 1944.

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

 The captured Japaneses airfield on Roi, renamed Dyess Field.


Stretch of Georgia State Route 383 named Jimmie Dyess Parkway in his memory.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hitler's escape to Argentina


Read the article that might just blow your mind or make your eyes bleed.

Read on and let the weirdness overflow,
Brian

Thursday, December 1, 2016

"The Hot Adventures of California Poop" #2


We got another XXX pulp adventure for all you sickos.  It's Ms. Poon in her hardest adventure yet!  (hehe, get it?)  So, take a gander at what the folks at JKR Comix are squirting out.

More sleaze for ya,
Brian

"The Hot Adventures of California Poon" #1


California Poon is the sexiest adventurer in the world and she is as tough as she hot!  Take a gander to see what the folks at JKR Comix have created to keep trash porn pulp alive.

Enjoy the boobs,
Brian

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Larra Court: The Beginning"


The twisted folks over at Hip Comix have their take on the sexy adventuress, Larra Court.  So if your up for some XXX pulp adventures then this is the trash for you.

Enjoy it,
Brian


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!!


All of us at Weird WWII wanna wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!  May the day see you surrounded by family and friends and guts full of food, beer and happiness.

Eat to much and be merry,
The Cottrells

Monday, November 21, 2016

Medal of Honor Monday: Robert H. Dunlap


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of Company C, First Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, Fifth Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces during the seizure of Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands, on 20 and 21 February 1945.  Defying uninterrupted blasts of Japanese artillery, mortar, rifle and machine-gun fire, Captain Dunlap led his troops in a determined advance from low ground uphill toward the steep cliffs from which the enemy poured a devastating rain of shrapnel and bullets, steadily inching forward until the tremendous volume of enemy fire from the caves located high to his front temporarily halted his progress.  Determined not to yield, he crawled alone approximately 200 yards forward of his front lines, took observation at the base of the cliff 50 yards from Japanese lines, located the enemy gun position and returned to his own lines where he relayed the vital information to supporting artillery and naval gunfire units.  Persistently disregarding his own personal safety, he placed himself in an exposed vantage point to direct more accurately the supporting fire and, working without respite for two days and two nights under constant enemy fire, skillfully directed a smashing bombardment against the almost impregnable Japanese positions despite numerous obstacles and heavy Marine casualties.  A brilliant leader, Captain Dunlap inspired his men to heroic efforts during this critical phase of the battle and by his cool decision, indomitable fighting spirit and daring tactics in the face of fanatic opposition great accelerated the final decisive defeat of Japanese countermeasures in his sector and materially furthered the continued advance of his company.  His great personal valor and gallant spirit of self-sacrifice throughout the bitter hostilities reflect the highest credit upon Captain Dunlap and the United States Naval Service."

From Capt. Dunlap's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on December 18, 1945.

Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian
Dunlap Memorial Statue in Monmouth, Illinois

Friday, November 18, 2016

1st Corps


Just wanted to let you all know about the excellent WWII stuff provided by 1st. Corps.  This biz has all the major belligerents with numerous vehicles.  The minis are closer to true 28mm so they should mesh well with Warlord and Perry but a bit to small for line like Victory Force.  So if your looking for a new army or minis line, swing by 1st Corps to see what they got.


Monday, November 14, 2016

Medal of Honor Monday: John W. Dutko


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, on 23 May 1944, near Ponte Rotto, Italy. Pfc. Dutko left the cover of an abandoned enemy trench at the height of an artillery concentration in a single-handed attack upon 3 machine guns and an 88mm mobile gun.  Despite the intense fire of these 4 weapons which were aimed directly at him, Pfc. Dutko ran 100 yards through the impact area, paused momentarily in a shell crater, and then continued his l-man assault.  Although machine gun bullets kicked up the dirt at his heels, and 88mm shells exploded within 30 yards of him, Pfc. Dutko nevertheless made his way to a point within 30 yards of the first enemy machine gun and killed both gunners with a hand grenade.  Although the second machine gun wounded him, knocking him to the ground, Pfc. Dutko regained his feet and advanced on the 88mm gun, firing his Browning automatic rifle from the hip.  When he came within 10 yards of this weapon he killed its 5-man crew with 1 long burst of fire.  Wheeling on the machine gun which had wounded him, Pfc. Dutko killed the gunner and his assistant.  The third German machine gun fired on Pfc. Dutko from a position 20 yards distant wounding him a second time as he proceeded toward the enemy weapon in a half run.  He killed both members of its crew with a single burst from his Browning automatic rifle, continued toward the gun and died, his body falling across the dead German crew." 

From PFC Dutko's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on October 5, 1944.

A true ass kicker in ever possible way!
Brian

The Ultimate Soldier memorial PFC. Dutko doll.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Millennium Con 19


If anyone is around the Austin, TX area this weekend be sure to swing by on Friday and Saturday where I will be hosting a couple Battleground Weird WWII games.  Swing by here and get the skinny on where, when and how.

Look forward to seeing ya,
Brian

UPDATE!!

Well Millennium is over for me and boy was it a fantastic time!  Caught up with some old pals and made some great new ones.  Hosted two epic Weird WWII battles that saw all sorts of heroics and good times.  Thanks for all the players who took part!

Until next year, 
Brian

Airfield raid board.

A Nazi counterattack!

The SS panzergrenadiers dismount from their walker transports.

The airfield.