Top Decorated WWII Soldier – Audie Leon Murphy

Many great armies led by great leaders emerged throughout the WWII conflict, but after all was laid to rest, the top decorated WWII soldier...

Top 10 WWII Snipers

During WWII most of the top ten snipers came from the well trained Soviet Union.  They were the only country at the time who...

Top 10 WWII Military/Political Leaders

A number of top military leaders surfaced during the WWII era, and though many opinions exist as to the top ten, below is a...

The Beretta M9 – Semi-automatic Pistol

Beretta’s M9 is a semi-automatic pistol that was adopted by the US military in 1985.  This 9 x 19mm Parabellum pistol is formally known...

The Beginning of the United States Air Force

The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL have an extensive display of Army Air Corps memorabilia.   Among these items are a number of items representing the infamous...

Replica Weapons – Post 1898

REPLICA NON-FUNCTIONAL FIREARMS FOR DISPLAY AND NON-VIOLENT USE ONLY The Armed Forces History Museum carries a number of high quality replicas - great for personal collections and...

Salute To Service Firearms And Ordnance Exhibits

Salute to Service As you first enter the Armed Forces History Museum, the first exhibit you view is the esteemed Salute to Service. The Salute to Service...

Patches in the US Military

Patches in the US Military originated during WWI, but did not become a common military issue until WWII.  The patches – much like military insignia - can signify...

Overview of WWII Mediterranean, Middle East and African Theater of Operations

During WWII, the Allies and the Axis engaged in interconnected conflicts using naval, land and air support throughout the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa. ...