A lot of military terms still in use today come to us from World War II. In Bombing Nazi Germany, renowned graphic novel author and artist Wayne Vansant explains the origin of the term “carpet bombing.”
The_German_Aces_Speak_II Blogged: On this date, April 18, in 1945, German Ace Johannes Steinhoff (who was awarded the Knight’s Cross and who flew 976 missions, 543 combats, and had 176 kills) crashed a Messerschmitt Me 262 after a tire blow-out upon takeoff from Munchen-Riem airport. Steinhoff suffered severe burns and spent the next two years in a hospital. http://ht.ly/vVh7I #WWII #WWII70
In The Red Baron, due out in a few short weeks, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity both in the air and on the ground.