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 »
The heroism of the sailors aboard the small escorts of Taffy 3 turned defeat into victory during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. 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 »
Sculpin and Squalus, two American submarines shared triumph and tragedy during the Pacific War. More »
The destroyer escort USS England and the Hedgehog weapons system sank six Japanese submarines in 12 days. More »
Although depth charges weren’t fully implemented until the later stages of World War I, they did help to thwart future attacks by German U-Boats. More »
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.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.