Published Articles

The Black Christmas Disaster

Zero visibility and four aircraft inbound: It quickly became the worst single day in early commercial aviation.  Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine, April 2018.

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Inside the Mind of the Kamikaze

To American sailors, kamikazes were inhuman fanatics, eager to throw their lives away. The truth about Japan's suicide attackers, their motives and their feelings was more complicated.  Americans in WWII Magazine, October 2017

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Once More, Over the Hump

A restored C-47 crosses the WWII air bridge that claimed the lives of so many, including the author's cousin. Air & Space Magazine, November 2017

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Bluejackets vs. Bolos

In a drastic change from typical shipboard duties, a small contingent of USS Olympia sailors fought in an undeclared war in the remote wilderness of North Russia.  Naval History Institute Magazine, August 2016

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Story of a Turncoat

Anton Karachun: The only American of the two American Russian WWI interventions sentenced to death for desertion (and attempting to murder fellow Americans.)  National Archives Prologue Magazine, Winter 2005

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