Badass Report: King Badass Capt. “Mad” Jack Churchill

Just wow…

Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, called “Mad” Jack joined the Manchester Regiment of the British Army in 1926. After exploring the Indian subcontinent on a motorcycle for several years just ‘cuz, and learning bagpipes, he retired. He worked odd jobs and learned archery, but a guy like Mad Jack wasn’t happy as a civilian and re-joined as WWII was getting going. The battlefields of WWII were to prove his salt and earn him his nick name.

As the Germans pushed the French and Brits back to the sea at Dunkirk, Mad Jack refused to give in, fighting guerilla warfare, riding his motorcycle, with his bow on is back, swinging a giant Scottish broadsword! Despite being shot in the neck, he attacked German positions medieval style with his long bow and sword, basically freaking the Nazis out big time. He has the claim to fame of making the last recorded long bow kill in action.

Returning to England, he volunteered for the new group called the Commandos, sure he could fight more Germans that way. He assaulted many German positions in the Brit Special Forces, often playing the bagpipes while riding to battle, and leading the charge with his broadsword above his head.

He won many awards for bravery, one for attacking a much larger German force in Italy by leading his unit to surround the occupied town at night, then charging from every direction yelling “COMMANDOS” as loud as possible. With only 50 men they killed a pile o’ Germans, and took 136 prisoners.

One night he single-handedly took 42 German prisoners using only his sword! He basically snuck up on the Nazis, from foxhole to foxhole, skewering them with his sword or taking them captive. When asked how one man could do such a thing, he replied, “I maintain that, as long as you tell a German loudly and clearly what to do, if you are senior to him he will cry ‘jawohl’ (yes sir) and get on with it enthusiastically and efficiently whatever the situation.” – a true badass.

Eventually the Germans captured him. His whole team was killed or wounded and he was out of ammo (and missing his sword) so he just started playing the bagpipes until they captured him and threw him into Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Of course, being Mad Jack, he escaped and made it to the Baltic Sea, where he was recaptured and sent to an Austrian POW camp. Of course he escaped again, walking 150 miles through the Alps until he ran into US forces.

The war was ending in Europe, so naturally he went to Burma to keep fighting, but Japan surrendered before he got the chance. He reportedly said, “If it wasn’t for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years.”

Once WWII was over he didn’t want to get bored, so he trained as a paratrooper and went to fight Arabs in Palestine, finally retiring in 1959 and surfing the rest of his life.

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Badass Report: M/Sgt Ernest Kouma, US Army, Korea.

Singlehandedly killing 250 enemy…

Another Badass Report! Master Sergeant Ernest Kouma knew how to command his tank like a badass. He had operated one throughout WWII. Now in 1950, in the vicinity of Agok, Korea, Master Sgt Kouma earned the Medal of Honor, wielding his tank like a fortress.

It began around midnight Sept 1st when the North Korean enemy crossed the river and fiercely attacked, causing heavy casualties to US forces, and a retreat was ordered. M/Sgt Kouma and the other tanks were rear guard to cover the withdrawal. However the enemy kept advancing, overrunning or destroying all the other tanks involved. M/Sgt Kouma realized his tank was the lone obstacle left to the enemy onslaught. He chose to stand his ground alone. He held position all night, repeatedly fighting off the enemy. Standing atop his turret he fired the 50 cal mounted machine gun point blank into the enemy as they surrounded his tank on all sides. Out of 50BMG ammo, and wounded, he continued repelling the enemy attacks with grenades and pistol fire.

Finally after 9 hours there was a lull in the waves of enemy and he was able to withdraw his tank to friendly lines through 8 miles of enemy territory, during which he had to fight through 3 more hostile machine gun positions. It is estimated M/Sgt Kouma singlehandedly killed 250 enemy soldiers. His magnificent stand allowed his unit to pull back and regroup. Master Sgt Kouma was a true badass and worthy of the Medal of Honor.


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Badass Report: George “Bud” Everett Day USAF

Escape, evade, and survive as a POW…

Today is “Bud” Day day. He is the subject of this badass report – Maj. George “Bud” Everett Day USAF.

He served in WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War, and was awarded the Medal of Honor due to his heroic resistance as a POW during the Vietnam War.

After ground service in the Pacific in WWII, he became a pilot and flew F-84’s in Korea. Later he trained pilots in the F-100 and became the first person to bail out of a jet fighter without a parachute and live!

He went on to fly F-100’s over Vietnam where he was hit by anti-aircraft fire and ejected over enemy territory, breaking his arm in the process. He was captured and imprisoned 20 miles behind the lines. In spite of his injuries he managed to escape and although naked and alone, eating raw frogs, evaded the enemy for 15 days until he was shot and recaptured only 2 miles from a US Marine Base. Taken to prison camps near Hanoi, he was tortured and starved, and had his bones broken again. Over time he healed and worked together with other captured pilots to assist each other in resistance and survival, singing “The Star Spangled Banner” when threatened with death and torture from brutal guards. For a time he shared a cell with future senator John McCain. Finally after nearly 6 years of captivity he was released, and awarded the Medal of Honor by President Ford.

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Here are some great videos to get the low down on the Chinese Type 56 SKS rifles…

Two of our favorite YouTube channels have done some valuable reviews of the Chinese type 56 SKS rifles that are available. Check out these videos to get a good feel of what these historic rifles are capable of. Although they show battlefield wear, they are a phenomenal gun for the price.

The Late Boy Scout takes one through the paces…

DocTacDad shows how he refinished the stock…

Then DocTacDad and his wife give the gun a shooting workout…

These older type 56 SKS’s are built solid, made to last. They have a level of craftsmanship that surpasses the Norinco SKS’s that were so common in the 1980’s. As the old saying goes, “Which do you think is made better, a rifle made to kill Western capitalists, or sell to Western capitalists…?”

You can see the guns online here:

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Get the scoop on the P83 pistol through these videos from the DocTacDad channel !

Recently the interesting DocTacDad YouTube channel did a couple videos on the Polish P-83 9×18 pistols – check them out to get the full story.

First, the unboxing:

Then the full review:

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Badass Report: PFC John D. Kelly

A one man whirlwind of badassness…

Another Badass Report! U.S. Marine Corps PFC John D. Kelly earned the Medal of Honor on this day in Korea in 1952 for being a badass Marine! Although he was the radio operator for his Platoon he saw they were in grave need, pinned down by a much larger force and suffering under a barrage of mortar, artillery, grenade, and rifle fire, so he volunteered to join the front line. This brave deed cost him his life, but not before he fearlessly charged forward in the face of a hail of machine gun fire and exploding grenades. He first charged an enemy strongpoint and basically alone took out the position, killing those inside. Then he pushed forward and single-handedly assaulted a machine gun bunker. He was wounded and in pain but didn’t let it slow him down, attacking and destroying the bunker, killing 3 more enemy. But he was not done with his rampage, courageously continuing his one-man assault, he stormed forward to a third bunker delivering pointblank fire into the enemy inside and catching enemy fire in this third assault leading to his death. His one man whirlwind of badassness inspired his comrades to sweep on and overrun the objective. An example of bravery and volunteering when the need demanded it.

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See this nice video review of the Romanian Tokarev from The Late Boy Scout channel !

The Late Boy Scout runs a quite popular YouTube channel where he reviews all types of guns and knives. Recently he posted a detailed video on the Romanian Tokarev pistol. Check it out!

And see the guns on our website at:

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