General George C. Marshall shaped the wartime U.S. Army and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout World War II. More »
As a Japanese invasion force attacked Port Moresby, New Guinea, a skeleton crew of two American aircraft carriers moved to confront the invaders. More »
USS Chicago, the U.S. Navy cruiser, was sunk during the Battle of Rennell Island off Guadalcanal in January 1943. More »
Operation Dovetail, the rehearsal for the assault on Guadalcanal, proved to be an alarming mix of inadequate planning and poor execution. More »
General Freddie Morgan directed the complex planning for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion. More »
U.S. Navy officer Ellis Zacharias attempted to end the war in the South Pacific, saving lives in the process. More »
The USS Astoria was one of four Allied cruisers lost in a night engagement with the Japanese off Guadalcanal. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.