Icons of Aviation History: Sopwith Camel

Perhaps the most famous fighter plane of World War One, the Sopwith Camel shot down more enemy planes than any other model. But with its tricky handling characteristics, it also killed more inexperienced trainee pilots than any other.

Replica Sopwith Camel on display at Cavanaugh Air Museum, Dallas

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The Fort Mims Massacre

The attack on Fort Mims during the War of 1812 marked the beginning of a mostly-forgotten phase of the war, in which Native Americans fought on the side of the British against the US in hopes of winning a secure homeland for themselves.

Fort Mims Massacre—a contemporary lithograph

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A Shameless Plug

All of my diaries here are draft chapters for a number of book series that I am working on for Red and Black Publishers. Several of these series are now available, both in paperback and as Kindle eBooks, at Amazon, and as ebooks at the Apple iBooks store. The newest are:

Hidden History 6: Another Look at Forgotten Mysteries, Oddities, and Unknown Stories From True History

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“A collection of oddities and forgotten stories from history. Includes:The Tybee Bomb: When the USAF Dropped a Nuclear Weapon on Savannah GA, Operation K: The Second Air Raid on Pearl Harbor, The Assassination of James Garfield, The 1914 Christmas Truce, The Real Secrets of Area 51, When the Confederates Invaded Vermont, Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl, and more. Illustrated.”

Museum Pieces 5: An Additional Collection of Forgotten History, Science, And Mystery Behind Some of the Most Interesting Museum Exhibits And Historical Places in the World

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“The unknown story behind historical places and exhibits from some of the most famous museums in the world. Includes: The Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Photo, The Hindenburg Recording, The Roswell UFO Crash, Gunfight at the OK Corral, ENIAC: A History of One of the First Computers, The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, The Indianapolis 500, The Flying Tigers, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Champ: America’s Loch Ness Monster, and more. Illustrated.”