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.”

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.”

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the final day of the #BattleoftheBulge. Check out this illustrated history detailing the battle.  Source - Wayne Vansant, The Battle of the Bulge

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the final day of the #BattleoftheBulge. Check out this illustrated history detailing the battle. Source - Wayne Vansant, The Battle of the Bulge

Blogged: one page from The Battle of the Bulge, the Malmedy massacre. #WW2  Source - The Battle of the Bulge

Blogged: one page from The Battle of the Bulge, the Malmedy massacre. #WW2 Source - The Battle of the Bulge

WWII From Above; dramatic photo of bombs falling on the industrial city of Terni, Italy, in 1943.

WWII From Above; dramatic photo of bombs falling on the industrial city of Terni, Italy, in 1943.

July 8, 1944: Operation Charwood began. Check out the blog for the dramatic image/story from Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day.

July 8, 1944: Operation Charwood began. Check out the blog for the dramatic image/story from Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day.

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

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.

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.

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