A seaman recalls his harrowing rescue as the light career USS Princeton sank in the Sibuyan Sea doing the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
Stephen P. Duggan Jr. evaluated the performance of Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific. More »
The first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor is the focus of the new Mel Gibson film coming out this November. More »
Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
In January 1945, planes of the U.S. Fifth Air Force smashed Japanese kamikazes at Clark Field in the Philippines before they could attack U.S. Navy ships. More »
The repair ship USS Vestal survived Pearl Harbor Attack and became the most decorated non-combat ship of World War II. More »
Darter and Dace, a pair of intrepid U.S. submarines, wreaked havoc on the Japanese Navy in the Palawan Passage during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
In the galley era, in which ships were mainly propelled by rowing, the primary weapon was the ram. Opposing navies approached each other head-on and, once engaged, the enemy would board. Although early firearms were mounted on ships by the end of the galley era, the ships could not support cannon large enough to determine the outcome of the battle. 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.