Despite the element of surprise in favor of the Japanese, American airmen rose to defend Pearl Harbor. More »
The arrival of the 67th Fighter Squadron bolstered the American attempt to seize Guadalcanal from the Japanese. More »
U.S. Navy air power shattered Japanese carrier based strength in a one-sided battle during the invasions of Saipan, Guam, and Titian. More »
After months of difficult fighting, the Japanese withdrew from the vital island of Guadalcanal. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come. More »
The USS Midway floating museum serves as a tribute to those who served aboard her and other flattops America has sent into battle. More »
Unlike their comrades who invaded Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942, United States Marines landing on Tulagi met fierce resistance. It was a harbinger of the bloody island fighting that marked combat in the Pacific during World War II. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.