The Australian 9th Division defeated the Africa Korps at the Libyan port city on April 13-14, 1941. More »
German airborne troops finally secured the island Crete following a pitched battle for Maleme airfield. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come. More »
John Singlaub served as a covert operative in Europe and the Pacific. Below is Bob Bergin’s interview with Singlaub, first published in 2008. More »
Herbert Goodrich piloted a Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber with the 90th Bomb Group in the Southwest Pacific. More »
Australian forces engaged in controversial operations against the Japanese during the final months of World War II. More »
New Britain was a key prize in the Allies’ island-hopping strategy, but the fierce combat and terrible terrain at the Battle of Cape Gloucester did take a toll. More »
Dr. Corydon Wassell’s selfless effort to aid wounded sailors on Java earned him undying gratitude and a Navy Cross. More »
Japan initiated its World War II campaign on the basis of a series of assumptions and unknowns. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.