In the opening hours of the Battle of the Philippine Sea, an American Patrol Plane as unable to transmit the location of the Japanese fleet. More »
On deceptively beautiful Saipan, hard-bitten Japanese regulars prepared a defense to the last man—soldier or civilian—rather than surrender. More »
Fighter Ace David McCampbell was a United States Navy Captain, fighter pilot, and a Medal of Honor recipient. More »
A critical engagement during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the action in the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea inflicted heavy damage on the Japanese Navy. More »
During the Battle of the Philippine Sea, American carrier air power decimated inexperienced Japanese Navy pilots in the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. More »
Jisaburo Ozawa sought to cripple Mitscher’s Task Force 58 in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, which became known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. More »
American Admirals William F. Halsey and Raymond A. Spruance defeated the Japanese in the Pacific but took different approaches to command. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.