Publications Archive

The publications posted on this site are posted elsewhere on the internet or other forms of media (mainly print).  In some cases, they are authorized for reprint here for quick access.  Publications reach across a large assortment of topics, but primarily focus on the timeframe from 1812-2010.

Fact sheets fall into this section as well.  Fact sheets are an amalgamation of data that has been culminated for research purposes.  Likewise, these may also be used in publication data elsewhere on the internet or in media.

Most Recent Publication

  • Surpassing OVERLORD: Logistics & Operation DOWNFALL

    In June 1944, all eyes were on Europe as the Allies executed one of the most brilliant landings in France, signaling the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. However, the end of the war was far from certain in the Pacific. By 1945, preparations had begun for an operation that would dwarf OVERLORD in scale and objective. The operation was known as DOWNFALL. DOWNFALL consisted of two smaller operations. OLYMPIC was designed to take the southern Japanese home islands of Kyushu and Shikoku in November 1945. CORONET was destined to begin in the Spring of 1946, with the Allies attempting to land and take the Japanese home island of Honshu. As we know, however, these operations never came to pass, and neither did the deaths of the estimated millions of American forces nor the elimination of the Japanese – as Emperor Hirohito assessed in his surrender announcement. The execution

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Other Recent Publications

Weapon Systems Laboratories & Rodman Labs

The Cold War was fraught with wonder, ingenuity, and a certain sense of mysterious danger as the two superpowers entered a stalemate of weapon development competition and stockpiling. Advancement in nuclear power, propulsion systems, and so much more led its development to the Cold War. It was within this period

Newest Fact Sheet

  • 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,

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets act as a cursory examination of a particular element (i.e. artillery, aircraft, miscellaneous weapon systems).  These are generally updated as content necessitates, but occasionally will include others.  There are at least thirty publicized fact sheets that are included in distributed media.  Others are posted in this section for use on this website.  You can view a full list of the fact sheets by clicking the link under the newest fact sheet to the left.

Unlike other post categories, fact sheets have their own archival page where you can view information quickly in table format.  To view a complete list of fact sheets, click here or click the link in the header under the History > Publications tab.