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What Happened to Catch-22’s B-25s?

Eighteen B-25s flew for Catch-22. One was deliberately destroyed during the production. Here’s what happened to all these supporting actors. …

Before CGI, This Director Needed to Build His Own B-25 Fleet

For his third film, acclaimed director Mike Nichols decided to adapt Catch-22, Joseph Heller’s pitch-black satire of war, madness, the…

What You Don’t Know About Ben Butler: An Interview with His Biographer

Elizabeth Leonard’s interest in General Benjamin Butler was piqued when she was tasked to write a description for a large portrait of…

And Then There Were Three: One of the Last Living Navajo Code Talkers Dies at Age 98

Growing up in rural New Mexico, Samuel Sandoval was discouraged by Christian educators from speaking his native Navajo, or Diné.…

Book Review: ‘The Great Stewardess Rebellion’

Girdle checks. Public weigh-ins. Automatic termination at age 32. Such were the conditions experienced by many female flight attendants in…

Stewart Brand’s Inventive Life, a New Biography

Not a few readers first encountered Stewart Brand in the opening scene of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe’s…

Emmett Till’s Murder Horrified 1960s America — and Continues to Shock Today

It was meant to be a vacation to visit his relatives in Mississippi, yet this family vacation quickly turned sinister…

Did the Soviets Treat Japanese POWs as Badly as German Ones?

Q: Did the Soviets treat the Japanese POWs they captured as badly as they did German POWs, some of whom…

How a US Marine Rescued His Afghan Interpreter and His Family From the Taliban

A fine grit covered everything that hot day in 2010. With each step, another cloud of dust billowed up and…

McArthur’s Raid: Another Take

The January 2022 Military History article “McArthur’s Gamble,” by Bob Gordon, was excellent, as was the entire selection of articles…