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ISSUE No. 145

(Code A145)

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THE LIBERATION OF CHARTRES . . . AND A TANK. The Hérouvillette Murders. Gate Guardian Aircraft. Kapooka Training Incident. When Japan attacked California. War Grave Mysteries in Spain.

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THE LIBERATION OF CHARTRES . . . AND A TANK - Jean Paul Pallud tells the story of the US 7th Armored Division's objective to liberate Chartres in France . . . and an amazing discovery 64 years later. The Hérouvillette Murders - In the early hours of June 6, 1944, a German NCO executed captured British paratroopers of the 6th Airborne Division. Carl Ryman's account describes what happened and how the perpetrator was brought to justice after the war. Gate Guardian Aircraft - With a plentiful supply of surplus aircraft at the end of the war, Gate Guardians were a familiar site at service airfields around the UK and overseas. Gordon Riley explains the phenomenon and describes the erection of the latest at North Weald. Kapooka Training Incident - David Mitchelhill-Green recounts how 26 Australian sappers died in a training accident at the Royal Australian Engineer Training Centre at Camp Kapooka in New South Wales. The accident remains the largest training incident in Australian Army history. When Japan attacked California - Martin Morgan explains how on February 23, 1942 — just weeks after Pearl Harbor — the United States was jolted into a flurry of panic when a Japanese submarine shelled the country's West Coast: the first direct attack on the US mainland since the war of 1812. War Grave Mysteries in Spain - Tom Dooley and Vic Beauvois investigate the mystery behind two British graves in Huelva, Spain.

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