World War II History Info
This broad Web site offers information on nearly every aspect of WWII, from an illustrated timeline of important battles to extensive lists of recommended books, music, and movies related to the war.
American Aces of WWII
Learn more about specific WWII air battles and aircraft and read bios of many of the most famous combat pilots who flew in the war.
The Kamchatka Page
The remote region of Kamchatka peninsula where Bomber 31 went down is home to brown bears, volcanoes, and one of the largest populations of wild salmon in the world. Visit this site for more details on Kamchatka and to browse a collection of photographs.
Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
Find out about the daily efforts of U.S. military and civilian personnel to recover MIAs from locations across the globe.
The Capture of Attu: A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There
by Robert J. Mitchell. Minneapolis: Bison Press, 2000.
The lost plane depicted in "Last Flight of Bomber 31" took off from a makeshift American airbase on the tiny Aleutian island of Attu. Mitchell's book, a compilation of vivid eyewitness recollections, describes the famous 1943 Battle of Attu between the U.S. and Japan, which led to the island's capture by the U.S.
Ghosts of the Skies: Aviation in the Second World War
by Philip Makanna. New York: Chronicle Books, 1995.
More than 100 stunning archival images present the airplanes of WWII from Europe, the U.S., and Asia in all their glory. This volume also includes quotations from historians and pilots.
Kamchatka: Land of Fire and Ice
by Vadim Gippenreiter and Robert Perkins.
London: Laurence King Publishing, 1992
This coffee-table book showcases the stunning work of noted Russian photographer Vadim Gippenreiter. The accompanying text is by Robert Perkins, who in 1989 became the first Westerner to visit Kamchatka in 75 years.
Decoding Nazi Secrets
Allied technologies developed at Britain's Station X helped halt the onslaught of the Third Reich and set the stage for today's computers.
Hitler's Lost Sub
A fisherman's net snags off the coast of New Jersey, revealing a missing World War II German U-boat.
Nazi Prison Escape
From 1940 to 1945, Allied prisoners of war engineered spectacular escapes from Colditz Castle, the Nazis' most impregnable prison.