The American 193rd Tank Battalion played a pivotal role in the capture of Makin in the Pacific in 1943. More »
Two generals, one in the U.S. Marine Corps and the other in the Army, were embroiled in a controversy that began during the effort to capture Saipan. More »
The 4th Marine Division experienced enemy action for the first time during the fight for the Japanese-held islands of Roi and Namur in the Marshall’s. More »
Hollywood director John Ford brought unique fallen to the film interpretation of World War II. More »
The island in the Marianas had been U.S. territory for nearly half a century when it was overrun by the Japanese in 1941. More »
The Fletcher-class destroyer was a workhorse for the U.S. Navy in World War II, but experiments with aircraft aboard were less than satisfactory. More »
Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II. More »
Admiral Isoruoku Yamamoto led the Imperial Japanese Navy into war but warned that the United States was a formidable foe. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.