The Polish II Corps rendered valuable service to the allied cause during the arduous Italian campaign. More »
When the Wehrmacht ran riot in northern France, decisions of great consequence were made under great stress. More »
In December 1944, a small radio code-breaking unit intercepted a message that should have tipped off the Allies to the Battle of the Bulge attack. More »
In 1944, MacArthur favored a full invasion of the Philippines, citing a moral obligation to its people. Admiral Nimitz wanted to invade Formosa…. More »
During World War II, Allied fighter strategy in Europe did not come up with a winning formula for a long time in the battle for air supremacy. More »
The Air Transport Command (ATC) began life ferrying aircraft to Europe during Lend Lease and eventually opened up air routes over most of the globe. More »
During the Battle of Cape Gloucester, Lewis William Walt led a perilous assault on the well-fortified Aogiri Ridge. It was renamed Walt’s Ridge in his honor. More »
The idea for the Doolittle Raid came about at a Norfolk training area and a discussion between Captain Francis Low and Admiral Ernest J. King of the U.S. Fleet. More »
Before the famed “Doolittle Raid,” Jimmy Doolittle broke several flying records, and helped create the artificial horizon used by airplane pilots today. 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.