The Eighth Air Force’s unescorted daylight precision bombing campaign was a mixed bag of failure and success. More »
The Royal Air Force deployed the Avro Lancaster bomber during its strategic campaign to bomb the Third Reich. More »
Weeks of casualties made the American effort to capture the Hürtgen in the winter of 1944-1945 one of the most costly in the nation’s history. More »
Some American pilots risked arrest to join the Royal Air Force prior to U.S. entry into World War II. More »
As the weather cleared, allied aircraft hit the Germans hard during the Battle of the Bulge, blunting Hitler’s audacious Ardennes counteroffensive. More »
An RAF attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1945 failed, but the Führer soon made the effort moot by committing suicide. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.