Who was Francis Sherman Currey?

Introduction Francis Sherman Currey (29 June 1925 to 08 October 2019) was a United States Army technical sergeant and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration for valour, the Medal of Honour, for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. Early Life Currey was born in Loch… Read More

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Who was Susan Ahn Cuddy?

Introduction Susan Ahn Cuddy (Korean: 안수산, Hanja:安繡山; 16 January 1915 to 24 June 2015) was the first female gunnery officer in the United States Navy. She was the eldest daughter of Korean independence activist Ahn Chang-ho and Helen Ahn, the first married Korean couple to immigrate to the United States in 1902. She joined the… Read More

What is the Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War?

Introduction The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (08 May and 09 May) is an annual international day of remembrance designated by Resolution 59/26 of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 November 2004. Background The resolution urges ‘Member States, organisations of the United Nations… Read More

Who was Mervyn S. Bennion?

Introduction Mervyn Sharp Bennion (05 May 1887 to 07 December 1941) was a United States Navy captain who served during World War I and was killed while he was in command of battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48) during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in World War II. He posthumously received the Medal of Honour… Read More

Who was Alexander Bonnyman Jr.?

Introduction Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr. (02 May 1910 to 23 November 1943) was a United States Marine Corps officer who was killed in action on Betio Atoll in the Gilbert Islands during World War II. A combat engineer, he received the Medal of Honour and Purple Heart posthumously for his actions during an important assault… Read More

What was Operation Osoaviakhim (1946)?

Introduction Operation Osoaviakhim (Russian: Операция Осоавиахим) was a Soviet operation which took place on 22 October 1946, when MVD (previously NKVD) and Soviet Army units removed more than 2,200 German specialists – a total of more than 6,000 people including family members – from the Soviet occupation zone of post-World War II Germany for employment… Read More

What was Operation LUSTY?

Introduction Operation LUSTY (LUftwaffe Secret TechnologY) was the United States Army Air Forces’ (USAAF) effort to capture and evaluate German aeronautical technology during and after World War II. Overview During World War II, the USAAF Intelligence Service sent teams to Europe to gain access to enemy aircraft, technical and scientific reports, research facilities, and weapons… Read More