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Enrico Fermi in the 1940s
Former prisoners of war board a C-47 Dakota of No. 36 Squadron RAAF in Seoul, South Korea, August 1953
21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg (1st Albanian) (23 editor and Peacemaker67
This article is the latest in a series which Peacemaker67 has worked on which cover (in his words) "short-lived non-German Waffen-SS divisions". The division was active between May and November 1944, and participated in several war crimes during this time. This is also 23 editor's first successful FA nomination, and we congratulate him on the achievement.
24th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Karstjäger (Peacemaker67
Another of Peacemaker's long-running series of high-quality articles on German units that saw combat in the Balkans during World War II, this article covers the history of a formation originally raised as a company and later expanded to a nominal division, while never being larger than a brigade.
509th Composite Group (Hawkeye7 and Reedmalloy
This article covers the famous unit that conducted the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during August 1945. In the nomination statement Hawkeye noted that while the unit is still active (as the 509th Operations Group), the article is only about its World War II-era service.
Enrico Fermi (Hawkeye7
Also part of Hawkeye's work on the Manhattan Project, this article describes the life of one of the men credited as being the "father of the atomic bomb".
Francis Nash (Cdtew
This article continues Cdtew's series on North Carolina's Continental Army generals. Nash rose to the rank of brigadier general during the American Revolutionary War, and was fatally wounded during the Battle of Germantown in 1777. The modern city of Nashville and several other locations were named in his honour.
Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryū (Sturmvogel 66
This article covers the service history of a Japanese aircraft carrier that saw extensive service in the first months of the Pacific War before being sunk at the Battle of Midway.
Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano (Sturmvogel 66
This article covers the service history of a Japanese aircraft carrier that was completed late in the Pacific War and sunk by a US submarine.
Niels Bohr (Hawkeye)
Described by Hawkeye as "maybe not as famous as Fermi", Niels Bohr received the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics and contributed to the Manhattan Project after escaping from Nazi-occupied Europe. This is another in Hawkeye's series of articles related to the atomic bomb.
No. 36 Squadron RAAF (Ian Rose
This article concentrates on Australia's heavy airlift unit, operating the biggest asset in the RAAF's inventory, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, which replaced the venerable Lockheed C-130 Hercules. In Ian's words, "the 'trashies' (trash haulers) may not have a particularly glamorous job, but they do have a vital and, I think, interesting one".
Operation Tungsten (Nick-D
This article covers a large, but only partially successful, British carrier air strike on the German battleship Tirpitz during World War II. Nick redeveloped the article over many months, and it represents a significant change from his recent focus on Australian military aviation.

Featured lists

The Axis invasion of Yugoslavia as shown in a US Government Why We Fight documentary
Yugoslav order of battle for the invasion of Yugoslavia (Peacemaker67
This article lists all the Yugoslav forces active at the time of the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia, using colour coding to indicate the combat readiness of the Army formations during the fighting.

A-Class articles

A gun from the Japanese battleship Mutsu on display outside of the Yamato Museum
Battle of Cer (23 editor
The Battle of Cer was the first Allied victory of World War I. It was fought between between 15 and 24 August 1914, and its results ended the first Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia.
Japanese aircraft carrier Ryūjō (Sturmvogel 66
In the nomination statement Sturmvogel descried the subject of this article as being "one of the first Japanese light aircraft carriers and ... a textbook example of the Japanese habit of trying to cram a quart into a pint pot". After a troublesome early career in the 1930s, the carrier provided useful service during the invasion of China and the early months of the Pacific War, but was sunk in August 1942 during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
Japanese battleship Mutsu (Sturmvogel 66
Another of Sturmvogel's series of articles on Japanese capital ships, this article covers the career of a battleship which had a "surprisingly uneventful history" until she was destroyed at her home port by an accidental magazine explosion in June 1943.
List of light cruisers of Germany (Parsecboy
This article provides a detailed summary of the characteristics and careers of the dozens of light cruisers which were "built or projected by the German navies". The completion of this article was the second-last step in developing a featured topic on German light cruisers.
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II (Sp33dyphil
The AV-8B Harrier II is the American version of the second generation of the famous Harrier jump jet. While mainly operated by the United States Marine Corps, small numbers of these aircraft are also flown by the Italian and Spanish navies. This article was unsuccessfully nominated for A-class status twice in 2011, and passed after being reworked earlier this year.
Okay Hot-Shot, Okay! (TonyTheTiger
This article discusses one of Roy Lichtenstein's military-themed pop art images, and forms part of a series of high-quality articles on the artist's works to have been developed by Tony.
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