“The brilliant pilot, who was credited with a staggering 80 kills in the war, was shot down as he chased a British Sopwith Camel plane over the River Somme near Amiens in France at just 400 ft from the ground.” (Daily Mail) Manfred von Richtofen was 25 during this fight. The exact person who shot the baron is not known, the two highly debated suspects are, the anti-air aircraft units on the ground and the canadians and british that were in the dog fight. After Richthofen was shot, he was able to roughly land his plane with minimal damage to the plane. Richthofen died shortly after landing, and his plane was dismembered by souvenir hunters. The Red Baron was buried in South Cemetery Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (Postmedia).
World War II is labeled as the worst war the world has ever endured. The battles that occurred during WWII claimed the lives of tens of millions of people. One of the distinct battles of WWII was called D-Day, also known as operation Overlord or the invasion of Normandy. Half a million bodies dropped dead on the Normandy beaches on June 6, 1944. Although the death toll was extremely high for one day, the success the battle had for the Allies changed the morale of the german forces as well as the Allied forces.
There were about 240 passengers that had died in the terrifying plane crash. 189 of those passengers were American. Eleven citizens of Lockerbie were also killed. At first, no one had a clue about what had caused the crash, but later found that it must have been a suitcase bomb on the plane. This was figured out because the debris was spread out like it would be from an explosion.
Harry S. Truman, who had only been president of the Untied States for four months at the time, gave the authority to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, instantly murdering 80,000 people, with the total number of human deaths rising to 166,000 due to injury and radiation. Of those deaths, over 146,000 were virtuous civilians unrelated to the war. This included
Pearl Harbor and the attacks on the world trade centers on September 11, 2001 also known as 9/11 were both events where thousands of innocent lives were taken at the hands of foreign attackers that entered our country. In both of these events thousands of lives were ended by foreign terrorists. Pearl Harbor and the attacks on 9/11 are both very symbolic in our nation’s history. First, on December 7, 1941 one the of the nation’s largest naval bases stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii called Pearl Harbor was attacked by surprise by the Japanese in hope of eliminating a large amount of our fleets so Japan could expand. The Japanese destroyed almost 20 American naval vessels, including eight huge battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.
Unfortunately, the defense of Hong Kong did lead to the death of 290 Canadian soldiers in only 17 and a half days of battle. Furthermore, the aftermath of surrendering to the Japanese forces led to a reign of terror as they assaulted Allied soldiers and nurses from hospitals. Surviving Allied soldiers were also taken as prisoners of war where
On April 26, 1937, several squadrons of German and Italian aircraft swooped down over the town, dropping high-explosive and incendiary bombs. The eyewitness accounts that follow vividly describe an attack that lasted for hours; by the end, the town lay in ruins and hundreds of men, women, and children were dead (Lualdi
At approximately 8:00 am, Hawaiian time, an array of over 353 Japanese warplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The bombing lasted only a couple hours and killed more than 2,300 American soldiers and injured over 1000. The attack resulted from Japan attempting to convince the US to end economic sanctions against them for declaring war on China, but evidently failed. By the time the attack was over, every battleship in the Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, USS California, USS West Virginia, USS Utah, USS Maryland, USS Pennsylvania, USS Tennessee and USS Nevada—had all sustained
First, in the book Boy at War underwater missiles hit the USS Arizona and caused a big explosion, also 355 planes flying low to the ground. Which, according to history.com is incorrect the USS Arizona sunk due to a 800 kilogram bomb, which made a huge explosion. Also, according to history.com the Japanese did attack pearl harbor with 300+ airplanes. Likewise, in a Boy at War there is a Chinatown in Honolulu, Hawaii, which according to discover.com there was a Chinatown in Hawaii during Pearl Harbors bombing. Next, in a Boy at War the navy was repairing the ships, and according to pearlharboroahu.com all of the ships except the USS Arizona, the USS Utah and the USS Oklahoma were repaired for battle in WWII.
On the way, they encountered a mysterious UFO force that attacked the military expedition destroying several ships and a significant number of planes. Operation Highjump suffered “many casualties” stated in initial press reports from Chile. The Navy officially listed four men were killed and many injured during the two month operation. The reports claimed that a disc shaped craft came out of the sea through the ice attacking ships and aircraft. “A brief blip of this was allegedly caught on film.” Official Navy photos show a crashed PBM aircraft stating this aircraft, with the call-sign of ‘George 1’ mysteriously blew