Military Entertainment

War and the military have been favorite themes for books, movies and other forms of entertainment. Many forms are featured in this section but be sure to check the books, movies, videos, and art listed in their own sections of Olive-Drab.com.

Bill Mauldin, creator of Willy N Joe
Bill Mauldin, creator of Willy N Joe, featured in the book Bill Mauldin's Army: Bill Mauldin's Greatest World War II Cartoons .

Today in WW II: 23 Feb 1942 Japanese submarine I-17 attacks a coastal oil refinery at Santa Barbara, CA. 17 high-explosive shells cause insignificant damage.  More 
23 Feb 1944 US forces achieve victory in the Battle of Eniwetok Atoll, in the Pacific Marshall Islands.
23 Feb 1945 US Marines from 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division captured the summit of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, after days of intense fighting. Without realizing its significance, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped the world famous Iwo Jima flag photo.
23 Feb 1945 Allied Forces cross the Roer River [Operation Grenade].
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

This page is organized into sections by type of entertainment involved:

Connie Rodd, PS Magazine Issue 267, February 1975
Connie Rodd, PS Magazine Issue 267, February 1975.

Another form of military entertainment is the monthly U.S. military publication PS Magazine. Its purpose is to provide supplemental maintenance advice pertaining to vehicles, weapons, and equipment. Since 1951 it has appeared in comic book form with amusing drawings and stories to convey the information content in an easy to digest format. The cast of characters includes the tough Sgt. Half-Mast and leggy pin-ups like Connie Rodd providing advice to soldiers with maintenance responsibilities.

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