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That Time Los Angeles Fought off an Imaginary Japanese Bombing Raid

They called it the "Battle of L.A." There was just one problem—the City of Angels wasn't under attack. 

by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

That Time a WWII Bomber Pilot Climbed Onto the Wing Mid-Flight to Save His Crew

His crew tied a rope around his chest and he made his way onto the wing to extinguish the blaze.

by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

When Civil War Musicians Served as Battlefield Medics

The life of a Civil War regimental band member wasn't all treble clefs and drumsticks.

by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

Moonshot: That Time American Intelligence Collected Soviet Communication Signals Via the Moon

In 1960, a U-2 spy plane captured images of a massive and mysterious antenna in Soviet Russia...

by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

That Time Imperial Japan Tried to Bomb the U.S. Using Hydrogen Balloons

Approximately 9,000 balloons packed with explosives drifted toward American shores...

by Tim Kirkpatrick, We Are the Mighty

A Most Dangerous Humanitarian Mission: When Allied Pilots Dropped Food Into Nazi Occupied Territory

The best planes for the job were bombers—aircraft that German artillery units fired upon at every opportunity.

by Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

Moe Berg: The Boston Red Sox Catcher Who May Have Changed the Course of World War II

The third-string catcher secretly served as a spy for American intelligence during WWII...

by Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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