Courage and selflessness saved fellow airmen during and Eight Air Force mission to Bremen and later on a run to Berlin. More »
Anthropologist Tom Harrisson led operations against the Japanese on the world’s third largest island. More »
The 56th Fighter Group led by Colonel Hubert Zemke scored over 500 kills before its ace commander’s transfer. More »
An attack by U.S. bombers against the Japanese-held island of Nauru resulted in heavy damage to enemy installations. More »
The Douglas C-54 Skkymaster served around the globe during World War II and accelerated the growth of peacetime air travel. More »
Legendary actor Jimmy Stewart piloted a bomber over Germany and retired after a lengthy military career. More »
Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.