Operation Market-Garden which includes the Battle for Arnhem began in September 1944 and became the single largest airborne battle in history even larger than the German invasion of Crete Operation Mercury. Market-Garden was the only true attempt by the Allies to use airborne forces in a large strategic invasion role in Europe and would be the last time.
This ship survived 7 torpedos at Pearl Harbor and went on to help crush the Japanese
The USS West Virginia was one of the hardest hit ships at Pearl Harbor but rose from the ashes to destroy Japanese forcesÂ in the years after that surprise attack. On Dec. 7, 1941 the West Virginia was struck by torpedoes launched from a midget sub and immediately began sinking. As it sank, it listed to port and each subsequent torpedo strike hitÂ the ship further and further up its hull. The damage was so severe that the salvage officer said, 'The damage on the port sideÂ ...Â is so exte...
Classroom to cockpit: Day in the life of a student helicopter pilot
Second Lt. Dorothy Marie Reid, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, stands in front of a UH-60 Black Hawk Jan. 13 at Lowe Army Heliport. She is currently in the third week of the academic portion of learning the basics of flying Black Hawks.