USMC BAR Gunner Korean War

•October 4, 2016 • 10 Comments


Airsoft, yeah! :Dย  Here is my Korean War USMC BAR gunner impression that I used last Saturday Continue reading ‘USMC BAR Gunner Korean War’

At The Front N1 Field Shoes / Boondockers

•September 18, 2016 • 6 Comments


Here is ATFs repro of the WW2 “N1 Field Shoes” aka “Boondockers”. Before I bought them I tried to find some reviews or some more detailed info but no luck, not much on these on the web yet it seems. So I risked it all and simply ordered a pair๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading ‘At The Front N1 Field Shoes / Boondockers’

Hacksaw Ridge Trailer

•September 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Well this looks quite promising!๐Ÿ˜€

Running with the Dogs: War in Korea with D/2/7 USMC

•September 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment


“Running with the Dogs” is Frederick P. Frankville’s personal account of his time in Korea 1950 / 1951 with the USMC. Looking for a detailed history of the Korean War or the analysis of battles or campaigns? This is not the book for you, the book is very episodic and constructed a bit confusingly at times. But highly recommended if you are looking for a grunts view of the Korean war! It contains tons of interesting recollections, some almost unbelievable incidents ranging from utterly gruesome to funny and quite a few accounts from other veterans as well. If you want some “boots on the ground” perspective of the Korean War this is a must read.

Blurb: “The US Marines fighting in Korea between 1950 and 1953 were often outflanked and almost always outnumbered-but they were never outwitted. The marines of Dog Company, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment (D-2-7) and their comrades learned quickly how to fight the erratic enemy’s unfamiliar tactics and strategies and the harsh weather conditions in which they operated. Author Frederick P. Frankville, who fought up and down Korea with D-2-7 for nine months in 1950 and 1951, narrates in detail how the regiment succeeded in its mission and helped create a free South Korea. As he demonstrates, the Dogs” adopted new tactics as they fought to accomplish what marines in every war are trained to do: inflict more pain and suffering on the enemy than they receive in return. In this gripping, graphic, heartbreaking, and sometimes humorous memoir, Frankville shares his experiences and those of his fellow marines in wartime conditions and, more importantly, explores the true meaning of the Marine Corps’ motto, Semper Fi-always faithful”

Running with the Dogs: War in Korea with D/2/7 USMC, 308 pages, softcover, ISBN: 9781475974744

Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942

•August 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942 by Daniel Ford. The book has been revised and updated twice since its original release in 1991 and is considered the definitive history of the American Volunteer Group. Well written and well researched it’s a must for anyone interested in the AVG. Apparently Daniel Fords research into the actual kills of the Flying Tigers caused quite an uproar, but his use of Japanese sources makes sense and (at times wild!) overclaiming happened on the Japanese side as well.

The only thing hat annoyed me a bit was the lack of photos, in several instances the author specifically describes photos but most of those are not printed in the book. Not sure if there is another edition out there including more pics? Still a highly recommended book!

Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942, 336 pages, softcover, ISBN: 9780692734735


And since nobody let’s my fly a P40 Tomahawk I had to settle for a AVG sweater๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€


Living the good life…

•August 12, 2016 • Leave a Comment


  • Beach… check
  • Beer… check
  • WW2 book… check


IJA Airsoft

•July 12, 2016 • 3 Comments


Fiiiinaaaaaally attended another airsoft event, only the second one this year!:-/ ย  Weather was crappy, overcast, first cold than super humid but some outdoor airsoft mayhem at last. Continue reading ‘IJA Airsoft’