Just announced … Bill McGee’s “The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943” finalist in the Military Writers Society of America 2018 Awards

The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 by William L. McGee has been designated as a 2018 awards finalist by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). The award category – Gold, Silver, or Bronze – will be announced at MWSA’s General Membership Conference on November 9, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Sandra McGee, Bill’s publishing partner and wife,…

National Atomic Veterans Day, July 16, 2018

Today is National Atomic Veterans Day…  From 1945 to 1963, the United States conducted 235 atmospheric nuclear weapons tests in the Pacific Ocean and the Southwestern U.S. In appreciation of the approximately 250,000 American service men and women who witnessed and participated in these tests, Congress designated July 16 as “National Atomic Veterans Day.” Read Bill…

Review by MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA

THANK-YOU TO MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA for their May 2018 review of The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943… Click to read review Since its publication seventeen years ago in 2001, The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 has been repeatedly lauded as one of the most comprehensive books on all the campaigns fought in the Solomon Islands. “Enough gripping drama, heroism, and…

14 August 1945, V-J Day… War ends!

The above film footage was shot on 14 August 1945, V-J Day (Victory in Japan Day) in Honolulu, Hawaii … This is three minutes of Kodachrome film that may bring tears to your eyes. It did to ours. -Bill and Sandra Bill McGee recalls V-J Day … “On the morning of 15 August (14 August in Washington, D.C.), I was…

Guadalcanal at 75 … A name, an emotion

AUGUST MARKS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL … a major turning point in the Pacific war.  On the morning of 7 August 1942, eight months to the day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. 1st Marine Division, under MGen Alexander A. Vandegrift, landed on the islands of Tulagi…