Joe Rosenthal of the Associated Press captured an iconic moment in World War II history on the island of Iwo Jima. More »
The invention of an American businessman found an unintended purpose and changed the conduct of amphibious warfare during World War II. More »
For over seventy years, Marine Corps misidentified two men who raised the first flag on Iwo Jima. More »
Young Franklin Sousley was an ordinary Marine caught up in an extraordinary moment on Iwo Jima. More »
From Iwo Jima to Vietnam, Dickey Chapelle would follow the U.S. Marines with her camera, Ka-Bar and courage, up until her fateful last assignment. More »
For over a century and a half, combat photographers have taken extraordinary risks to document the true horrors of war. More »
For turning the tide of naval warfare in the Pacific Theater while incurring no casualties in World War II, the USS Washington is one of America’s most famous navy ships. More »
After the Battle of Iwo Jima, a decades-long debate wrestled with the question as to whether its capture was worth the cost. More »
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.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.