U.S. Military History Group

U.S. Military History Group Founded in 2012, the U.S. Military History Group (USMHG) is a not-for-profit organization supporting the _U.S. Military History Review_, a peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to the military history of the United States.
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Today in U.S. Military History4 April 1949 - North Atlantic Treaty, which created the NATO military alliance, was signed
04/02/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

4 April 1949 - North Atlantic Treaty, which created the NATO military alliance, was signed

1 April 1943 - US 7th Infantry Division, trained for mechanized warfare in the desert, was designated the invasion force...
04/01/2021

1 April 1943 - US 7th Infantry Division, trained for mechanized warfare in the desert, was designated the invasion force for Attu in the Aleutians

Today in U.S. Military History31 March 1968 – As a result of the Tet Offensive, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced, “...
03/31/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

31 March 1968 – As a result of the Tet Offensive, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.”

Today in U.S. Military History30 March 1942 - US Joint Chiefs of Staff divide the Pacific war between MacArthur (Southwe...
03/30/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

30 March 1942 - US Joint Chiefs of Staff divide the Pacific war between MacArthur (Southwest Pacific Area) and Nimitz (Pacific Ocean Areas)

Today in U.S. Military History29 March 1973 - Last US troops leave South Vietnam, ending nearly 19 years of US military ...
03/29/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

29 March 1973 - Last US troops leave South Vietnam, ending nearly 19 years of US military presence

Today in U.S. Military History27 March 1814 - Major General Andrew Jackson crushes the Creek Indian uprising at the Batt...
03/26/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

27 March 1814 - Major General Andrew Jackson crushes the Creek Indian uprising at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama

Today in U.S. Military History26 March 1945 - Japanese resistance on Iwo Jima ends with 21,000 Japanese and 7,000 Americ...
03/25/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

26 March 1945 - Japanese resistance on Iwo Jima ends with 21,000 Japanese and 7,000 Americans killed

Today in U.S. Military History24 March 1958 – Singer Elvis Presley inducted into the Army
03/24/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

24 March 1958 – Singer Elvis Presley inducted into the Army

Today in U.S. Military History22 March 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the appointment of General William C...
03/22/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

22 March 1968 - President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the appointment of General William C. Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff

Today in U.S. Military History21 March 1944 - US 34th Infantry Division (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota...
03/22/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

21 March 1944 - US 34th Infantry Division (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota National Guard) reinforces the beleaguered Allied beachhead at Anzio

Today in U.S. Military History20 March 1942 - Jonathan Wainwright is promoted to Lieutenant General and placed in comman...
03/22/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

20 March 1942 - Jonathan Wainwright is promoted to Lieutenant General and placed in command of all US forces in the Philippines

Today in U.S. Military History19 March 1966 – U.S. ally South Korea increases its commitment of troops in South Vietnam ...
03/22/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

19 March 1966 – U.S. ally South Korea increases its commitment of troops in South Vietnam to 41,000

03/18/2021

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17 March 1943 - US II Corps initiates its first major offensive in Tunisia with the capture of Gafsa

Today in U.S. Military History16 March 1973 – U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Floyd J. Thompson was released from captivity...
03/17/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

16 March 1973 – U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Floyd J. Thompson was released from captivity in North Vietnam after a total of 3275 days, which made him the longest-held POW in U.S. history

Today in U.S. Military History14 March 1942 - American troops begin to arrive in Australia to defend the island-continen...
03/15/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

14 March 1942 - American troops begin to arrive in Australia to defend the island-continent and prepare for the eventual Allied offensive

Today in U.S. Military History11 March 1943 - US Fourteenth Air Force activated in China under MG Claire L. Chennault
03/11/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

11 March 1943 - US Fourteenth Air Force activated in China under MG Claire L. Chennault

Today in U.S. Military History10 March 1944 - US Ninth Air Force, based in England, ordered to begin operations in prepa...
03/10/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

10 March 1944 - US Ninth Air Force, based in England, ordered to begin operations in preparation for the Normandy invasion

Today in U.S. Military History9 March 1862 - At the Battle of Hampton Roads during the American Civil War, ironclads CSS...
03/09/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

9 March 1862 - At the Battle of Hampton Roads during the American Civil War, ironclads CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor blasted away at each other for four hours without a tactical victor, though Union achieved a strategic victory since the Virginia never sailed again

Today in U.S. Military History8 March 1862 - Only instance of an entire army charging during the American Civil War, Uni...
03/08/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

8 March 1862 - Only instance of an entire army charging during the American Civil War, Union Army of the Southwest charged Confederate Army of the West and swept them from the field in the Battle of Pea Ridge

Today in U.S. Military History7 March 1945 - US 9th Armored Division captures damaged but drivable bridge over the Rhine...
03/08/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

7 March 1945 - US 9th Armored Division captures damaged but drivable bridge over the Rhine at Remagen

Today in U.S. Military History6 March 1943 - MG George S. Patton, Jr., assumes command of II Corps in Tunisia
03/07/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

6 March 1943 - MG George S. Patton, Jr., assumes command of II Corps in Tunisia

Today in U.S. Military History5 March 1964 - Joint Chiefs of Staff order US Air Force air commando training advisory tea...
03/05/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

5 March 1964 - Joint Chiefs of Staff order US Air Force air commando training advisory team to Thailand to train Lao pilots in counterinsurgency tactics

Today in U.S. Military History4 March 1944 - US Eighth Air Force mounts first US air raid on Berlin
03/04/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

4 March 1944 - US Eighth Air Force mounts first US air raid on Berlin

03/03/2021
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2020 Captain Richard Lukaszewicz
Memorial Book Award
(1946-2001 Category)

The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to request nominations for a book prize, named for Richard Lukaszewicz (1946-2011), an American soldier who served in the Vietnam War.

The USMHG’s 2020 Lukaszewicz Award will recognize the outstanding book on United States Military History covering any topic, methodology, service, or region within (or substantially involving) the period 1946 to 2001. The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and a monetary prize sponsored by the USMHG (www.usmhg.org).

The 2020 Lukaszewicz Award Selection Committee is composed of award-winning authors: Martin Clemis, Brian Linn, and Stephen Taaffe.

Parameters and Deadlines:
Nominated books must have a publication date of 2019 or 2020 and must be in print during one of these years. Please note that neither page nor galley proofs will be accepted. Subsequent editions or paperback re-issues of previously published works are also ineligible. No books will be considered for more than one year and for more than one award. The Award Selection Committee will consider works by individual or multiple authors making substantial contributions to U.S. military history. In addition, significant anthologies, memoirs, or reference materials are eligible. Again, the work must deal with U.S. military history between 1946 and 2001. If doubts arise, the committee will have the discretion to accept or reject a submission. Worthy books may also be considered for honorable mentions.

The deadline for submitting books to the Award Selection Committee is 15 May 2021. To nominate a book, please send an email to Dr. David Ulbrich ([email protected]), the committee’s non-voting secretary. He will record the nomination, provide the necessary mailing addresses to authors or presses, and manage the related correspondence. Please keep in mind that the USMHG requires four copies—one for each member of the selection committee, plus Dr. Beauchamp. Books submitted will not be returned to their authors or presses.

Decisions:
The Award Selection Committee will make its selection by 15 September 2021. The winning author and publisher will be notified that same month. Then, the USMHG will announce the 2020 Lukaszewicz Award-winning book via social media. The committee’s decision is final. Finally, the award-winning book will be listed with the committee’s one-page endorsement in the next issue of U.S. Military History Review. The committee’s decision is final.

03/03/2021
www.usmhg.org

2020 Master Corporal Jan Stanislaw Jakobczak
Memorial Book Award
(1898-1945 Category)

The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to request nominations for a book prize, named for Polish-born Jan Stanislaw Jakobczak (1914-2004), an Allied soldier of World War II. Arrested by the Soviets in 1939, he spent three years in the Siberian Gulag before his release into Lieutenant General Władysław Anders’ Polish II Corps. After training in Persia and Palestine, Jakobczak and his compatriots fought alongside Allied forces in the Italian Campaign, where he was wounded during the recapture of the Benedictine monastery of Monte Cassino. After the war, Jakobczak emigrated first to London and later to Chicago, where he became a U.S. citizen. This book award memorializes his odyssey and that of other Allied soldier-refugees who made their homes in the United States.

The USMHG’s 2020 Jakobczak Award will recognize the outstanding book on United States Military History covering any topic, methodology, service, or region within (or substantially involving) the period 1898 to 1945. The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and a monetary prize sponsored by the USMHG (www.usmhg.org).

The 2020 Jakobczak Award Selection Committee is composed of award-winning authors: Robert Burrell, Gene Fax, and Jörg Muth.

Parameters and Deadlines:
Nominated books must have a publication date of 2019 or 2020 and must be in print during one of these years. Please note that neither page nor galley proofs will be accepted. Subsequent editions or paperback re-issues of previously published works are also ineligible. No books will be considered for more than one year and for more than one award. The Award Selection Committee will consider works by individual or multiple authors making substantial contributions to U.S. military history. In addition, significant anthologies, memoirs, or reference materials are eligible. Again, the work must deal with U.S. military history between 1898 and 1945. If doubts arise, the committee will have the discretion to accept or reject a submission. Worthy books will also be considered for honorable mentions.

The deadline for submitting books to the Award Selection Committee is 15 May 2021. To nominate a book, please send an email to Dr. David Ulbrich ([email protected]), the committee’s non-voting secretary, who will record the nomination, provide the necessary mailing addresses to authors or presses, and manage the related correspondence. Please keep in mind that the USMHG requires four copies—one for each member of the selection committee, plus Dr. Ulbrich. Books submitted will not be returned to their authors or presses.

Decisions:
The Award Selection Committee will make its selection by 15 September 2021. The winning author will be notified that same month. Then, the USMHG will announce the 2020 Jakobczak Award-winning book and author via social media. Finally, the award-winning book will be listed with the committee’s one-page endorsement in the next issue of U.S. Military History Review. The committee’s decision is final.

03/03/2021
www.usmhg.org

2020 Colonel Richard W. Ulbrich
Memorial Book Award
(1775-1897 Category)

The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to request nominations for a book prize, named for Richard W. Ulbrich (1921-2008), who served as a bombardier in the USAAF’s 376th Heavy Bombardment Group during World War II. Ulbrich flew on strategic bombing missions on B-24s based out of southern Italy in 1944 and 1945 and, after the war ended, he served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and retired as a colonel in 1981. Eventually settling in Dayton, Ohio, Ulbrich sang many solos at churches, raised his family, and spent nearly four decades working as a civilian engineer at Wright-Patterson AFB. An oral history interview with Ulbrich can be viewed at http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/376OrHis/id/54.

The USMHG’s 2020 Ulbrich Award will recognize the outstanding book on United States Military History covering any topic, methodology, service, or region within (or substantially involving) the period 1775 to 1897. The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and a monetary prize sponsored by the USMHG (www.usmhg.org).

The 2020 Ulbrich Award Selection Committee is composed of award-winning authors: Jane Johansson, Steven Sodergren, and Samuel Watson.

Parameters and Deadlines:
Nominated books must have a publication date of 2019 or 2020 and must be in print during one of these years. Please note that neither page nor galley proofs will be accepted. Subsequent editions or paperback re-issues of previously published works are also ineligible. No books will be considered for more than one year and for more than one award. The Award Selection Committee will consider works by individual or multiple authors making substantial contributions to U.S. military history. In addition, significant anthologies, memoirs, or reference materials are eligible. Again, the work must deal with U.S. military history between 1775 and 1897. If doubts arise, the committee will have the discretion to accept or reject a submission. Worthy books may also be considered for honorable mentions.

The deadline for submitting books to the Award Selection Committee is 15 May 2021. To nominate a book, please send an email to Dr. Michael Beauchamp ([email protected]), the committee’s non-voting secretary, who will record the nomination, provide the necessary mailing addresses to authors or presses, and manage the related correspondence. Please keep in mind that the USMHG requires four copies—one for each member of the selection committee, plus Dr. Beauchamp. Books submitted will not be returned to their authors or presses.

Decisions:
The Award Selection Committee will make its selection by 15 September 2021. The winning author and publisher will be notified that same month. Then, the USMHG will announce the 2020 Ulbrich Award-winning book via social media. The committee’s decision is final. Finally, the award-winning book will be listed with the committee’s one-page endorsement in the next issue of U.S. Military History Review. The committee’s decision is final.

Today in U.S. Military History3 March 1971 - US Army’s 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), which arrived in South Vietn...
03/03/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

3 March 1971 - US Army’s 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), which arrived in South Vietnam in October 1964 to assume control of all Special Forces operations in theater, returned to the United States

Today in U.S. Military History2 March 1944 - LTG Alexander Patch takes command of the US Seventh Army for the invasion o...
03/02/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

2 March 1944 - LTG Alexander Patch takes command of the US Seventh Army for the invasion of southern France

Today in U.S. Military History1 March 1968 - Clark Clifford replaces Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense
03/02/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

1 March 1968 - Clark Clifford replaces Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense

Today in U.S. Military History27 February 1942 - Defeat of the US-UK-Dutch naval force in the Battle of Java Sea marks t...
02/28/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

27 February 1942 - Defeat of the US-UK-Dutch naval force in the Battle of Java Sea marks the collapse of Allied naval power in the East Indies

Today in U.S. Military History25 February 1945 - B-29s conduct the first incendiary bombing raid of Tokyo
02/25/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

25 February 1945 - B-29s conduct the first incendiary bombing raid of Tokyo

Today in U.S. Military History24 February 1968 - US Marine and South Vietnamese forces recapture the Imperial Palace of ...
02/24/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

24 February 1968 - US Marine and South Vietnamese forces recapture the Imperial Palace of Hue in the last major engagement of the Tet Offensive

Today in U.S. Military History23 February 1942 - US mainland comes under attack when a Japanese submarine shells an oil ...
02/23/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

23 February 1942 - US mainland comes under attack when a Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California

Today in U.S. Military History22 February 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur to lea...
02/22/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

22 February 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur to leave the Philippines

Today in U.S. Military History20 February 1942 – Negotiations between Cordell Hull and Vyacheslav Molotov result in a US...
02/21/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

20 February 1942 – Negotiations between Cordell Hull and Vyacheslav Molotov result in a US loan of $1,000,000,000 to the Soviet Union

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