The Douglas C-54 Skkymaster served around the globe during World War II and accelerated the growth of peacetime air travel. More »
American Sailor Howard Brooks survived the Battle of the Sundra Strait only to slave away in the Burmese jungles as a prisoner of the Japanese. More »
Stephen P. Duggan Jr. evaluated the performance of Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific. More »
From their first battlefield use in India 3,000 years ago, war elephants functioned as living tanks. More »
American Volunteer Group pilot Charlie Mott survived as a captive of the Japanese, often in surprising circumstances. More »
In two world wars, British and American chaplains risked their lives to bring a fleeting sense of peace and glory to soldiers on the battlefield. More »
Allied intelligence efforts in Thailand influenced the course of World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater. More »
Prior to his arrival in North Africa, the British commander primarily led Indian troops and performed well in difficult circumstances during the campaign in Norway. More »
Thousands of Koreans were forced to serve in the Japanese Army or provide labor during World War II. 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.