I am Wm. R. Van Osdol, Ph.D. a World War Two pictorial/historian. I have a huge collection of WWII nose art photos, World War Two Hollywood movie photos, plus many other items. This site will offer information relative to my published books and a plethora of WWII information. I wish to share with anyone interested in World War Two. To order any book from the author please do so through my e-mail. I will mail the books and you can send a personal check upon receipt. I trust all readers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Van's restoration trilogy: 1953 M38 Marine Corps jeep, 1945 Aeronca NC65 Navy training plane, and 1943 Navy Willys Jeep - same model I drove in Holland, France and England for Shore Patrol
Dr. Van book signing on a Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean
Relaxing under the wing of my Cessna Cardinal while camping at the Oshkosh, Wisconsin Air Show
How not to fly to Oshkosh. This was my 25th year to attend the Oshkosh, WI Airshow, we didn't make it. Crashed in Madison, WI. But we went first class, crashed into a Lexus car lot. Lucky, darn lucky, plane was a total loss, but Bob Burow, (his airplane) and I escaped well okay. We wiped out a tree, 9 steel poles and the steel fence you see on the ground. Don't want to repeat that day.
River Bridge Kwai in Kanchanaburu, Thailand. Had an historic visit their relative to the torture applied to POW's held by the vicious Japanese.