Troops performing a lifeboat drill onboard the Queen Mary in December 1944, before Operation Magic Carpet
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The Magic Carpet That Brought Everybody Home – WWII

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills (Courtesy of our Vietnam War combat vet, Mike Collins, this is how my Dad got home in ’45.) The U.S. military experienced an unimaginable increase during World War II. In 1939, there were 334,000 servicemen, not counting the  Coast Guard. In 1945, there were over 12 million, [Read More]