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thoroughly enjoyed the article “Terror in the Gulf” featuring the story of Ray Downs Jr. (“Conversation,” February 2019). While attending the University of Texas at Austin during the fall of 1957, I saw a Raymond Downs who played center for the Texas Longhorns basketball squad. Downs camped in the lane under the goal (there was no three-second lane violation then), and with great head fakes and quick positioning he was able to make many easy layups and bank shots off the glass. Could this be

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World War II2 min lettiInternational Relations
Ask Wwii
Q: Why were aircraft markings for the U.S. Army Air Forces (and later the U.S. Air Force) only applied on the top side of the left wing, with none on the right wing? The reverse arrangement was employed on the underside, with markings only on the rig
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Volunteers Trace Memories Of The Fallen
BEHIND EVERY GRAVESTONE, there’s a story. Don Milne wants to tell 400,000 of them. Recently retired, Milne is on a mission to pass along the story of every American who died in World War II. For his “Stories Behind the Stars” campaign, he’s getting h
World War II2 min lettiPolitics
Unfriendly Fire
THE THIRD REICH’S CRIMES against its own armed forces remain an overlooked subject in World War II literature. In U-boat Commander Oskar Kusch, history professor Eric C. Rust brilliantly illuminates the unlikely chain of events that led a loyal and t