During the Siege of Malta, the small British bastion refused to surrender before an Axis aerial onslaught. More »
The “Good Source” of Erwin Rommel’s high-grade intelligence was, ironically, the U.S. Military Attaché to Egypt, Col. Bonner Fellers of the U.S. Army. More »
The fall of Tobruk to Rommel’s “Afrika Korps” siege resulted in disaster for the British Army in North Africa. More »
German commander Erwin Rommel was pushing hard toward Cairo, but a remote desert outpost manned by the French Foreign Legion would upset his plans. More »
During Operation Crusader, Rommel’s weakened foreces demonstrated German tactical superiority at Sidi Rezegh before the Siege of Torbuk. More »
Following his conduct during the battle at Gazala, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel earned his laurels as the ‘Desert Fox.’ More »
During the Battle of France and the following occupation, Germany systematically ruined the country in May and June 1940. More »
Field Marshal Erwin led the vaunted German Afrika Korps in the desert during World War II and committed suicide after being implicated in a plot to kill Adolf Hitler.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was at the zenith of his powers, influence, and fame after capturing Tobruk in June 1942. Yet only a month later, the tide had turned irrevocably against Rommel and his forces, and they would never again regain the strategic offensive. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
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.