History Section

Historic content on this site has a range of around 2,000 years, but that doesn't mean everything to be found within that span is here.  The main focus here is military history, particularly of the late-World War era thru the Global War on Terror.  Fact sheets, publications, and other articles are posted in this section, with the latest posts listed below for easy access.  You can also view the history archive by clicking "view all" at the very bottom right of the content window.  Every symphony orchestra has different sections and chairs, history is no different.

Table of Contents

Articles

Historical articles that reach across time from the days of Nero to the the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, history is a perpetual state of reality.

Publications

Reserved explicitly for content that has publication quality, has been submitted for publication, or has been published.

Fact Sheets

For quick reference, fact sheets are available on various weapon systems from field guns to tanks to aircraft from nations around the world.

Historic Tales

Stories from history experiences that have been passed along that might be a bit too “unreal” or even comical.

NORAD Tracks Santa: A Festive Tradition

The Cold War was full of turbulent times. A new atomic age and the fear of Communist incursions across the world was enough to send the West into paranoid fits. Across the globe, however, the fear of nuclear war was almost certainly somewhere in the mind of every individual. However,

Army Materiel Command at Rock Island Arsenal

The history that leads to the Army Sustainment Command (ASC) is that of military logistics as a whole. Sun Tzu defined logistics as “A general science forming the most essential parts of the art of war.” Logistics has been a struggle that spans the age of war. From the age

Lockheed A-12 Oxcart

Succeeded by it’s younger Blackbird counterpart, the A-12 Oxcart was Lockheed’s response to the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) need for a high-altitude supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft.  Smaller, faster, more stealthy, and agile than it’s younger counterpart, the A-12 conducted a field of operations over Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Soviet bloc.  So

The Totally (not) Real Story of the Quad City War

Recently, a request came up regarding an M103 Heavy Tank that was located on a public island on the Mississippi River.  The island has been subjugated to numerous floods over the years and so has the tank.  I decided to jump into the newspapers to find more information about the