The arrival of the 67th Fighter Squadron bolstered the American attempt to seize Guadalcanal from the Japanese. 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 »
A month-long patrol outside the marine perimeter on Guadalcanal wreaked havoc on the Japanese. More »
During the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. More »
Unprepared, a group of 25 American Marines fell victim to one of the first publicized atrocities committed by the Japanese in the South Pacific. More »
Hamilton Howze devised the Army’s airmobile concept to deliver troops swiftly to the battlefield. It is still in use today. More »
On Guadalcanal, the then-untested 1st Marine Division met and defeated the best soldiers the Japanese Army could throw at them at Hell’s Point. More »
The daring exploits of dedicated island residents provided valuable intelligence during the long fight against the Japanese. 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.