Of all the factors that helped the Allies win the war, none was more important than the unbroken flow of supplies to the front lines. More »
Hitler did all in his power to create an impenetrable “Fortress Europa” and prevent an Allied invasion, but it wasn’t enough. More »
In Normandy on the night of June 5/6, 1944, the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division overcame countless SNAFUs to take a key village. More »
Sergeant Mort Shuffle took a sniper’s bullet in the chest outside the French fortress city of Brest during the Brittany Campaign. More »
Audacious panzer ace Michael Wittmann and a force of heavy Tiger tanks destroyed a British armored column at this once peaceful Norman village. More »
The Battle for the French port city of Cherbourg and the Contentin peninsula was a lengthy affair. More »
The destroyer USS Murphy survived a collision on the open sea and served during four amphibious operations in the European Theater. More »
Following the D-Day landings, Allied forces needed a workable port to land massive supplies and reinforcements. Cherbourg, at the northern tip of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, was the linchpin of such efforts. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.