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Lyle J. Deffenbaugh fell just short of Rome after heroism in Africa and Italy

On May 29, 1944, the War Department’s Bureau of Public Relations issued a two-page press release touting the leadership of Lt. Col. Lyle J. Deffenbaugh of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the critical role he played in the fight for Mount Porchia, Italy, some months earlier. 2,113 more words

Profiles

No longer a phony, sitting war

78 years ago today Fall Gelb was launched with German forces rolling through the Low Countries and things wrapped up about 6 weeks later with most of France occupied and the remainder under the control of the Vichy government. 47 more words

Military History

73 years ago today - Victory in Europe

The fighting may have been over (for the most part) in Europe but it was still going full bore on the other side of the world… 56 more words

Military History

Unboxing 1944: Race to the Rhine from PHALANX

I received this game from a friend and am pretty interested in seeing how it plays as the theme is something that I am definitely interested in. 130 more words

War Game Wednesday

"Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war"

A canine supervisor watches dollies and handlers bringing bombs to an RAF Boston at an air base in Britain, Feb 1942.  Good puppy dog…

Military History