The Eighth Air Force’s unescorted daylight precision bombing campaign was a mixed bag of failure and success. More »
Commercial pilot Robert Trammell recalls his experience flying a veteran B-17 Flying Fortress for the first time. More »
The B-17 Flying Fortress vs. the B-24 Liberator—veterans of air campaigns in Europe and the Pacific have long debated the merits of these aircraft. More »
The Royal Air Force deployed the Avro Lancaster bomber during its strategic campaign to bomb the Third Reich. More »
The arrival of the 67th Fighter Squadron bolstered the American attempt to seize Guadalcanal from the Japanese. More »
American forces defending the Bataan peninsula waged a determined resistance during the Philippines campaign of 1941-1942. More »
Courage and selflessness saved fellow airmen during and Eight Air Force mission to Bremen and later on a run to Berlin. More »
Wilbur “Bib” Bowers flew bombing missions with the eight air force and witnessed aerial combat and other significant events firsthand. More »
The 56th Fighter Group led by Colonel Hubert Zemke scored over 500 kills before its ace commander’s transfer. 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.