The 4th Marine Division experienced enemy action for the first time during the fight for the Japanese-held islands of Roi and Namur in the Marshall’s. More »
The Fletcher-class destroyer was a workhorse for the U.S. Navy in World War II, but experiments with aircraft aboard were less than satisfactory. More »
Assessing Japanese strength and troop dispositions, Marine planners chose the beaches of Betio’s lagoon. More »
A seaman recalls his harrowing rescue as the light career USS Princeton sank in the Sibuyan Sea doing the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
Sandy Bonnyman led the way for other marines during a bloody assault and earned the medal of honor. More »
Thousands of Koreans were forced to serve in the Japanese Army or provide labor during World War II. More »
The amphibious landing by American Marines on the tiny, heavily fortified Tarawa Atoll would be measured in hard-won yards. 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.