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 »
The Normandie-Niemen Squadron of Free French fighter pilots scored impressive victories with the Soviet Air Force. More »
The Third Reich employed a number of German motorcycles, a commonplace WWII vehicle, during the fighting on two European fronts. More »
A carefully crafted German plan caught an overconfident adversary off guard at the gates of Berlin, but overwhelming odds ensured a Russian victory. More »
SS tanker Michael Wittmann became the most famous armor ace of World War II and died in the process. More »
Expatriated Russians and others who fought to liberate their homeland during World War II were summarily executed when the war was over. More »
Both the Soviet Red Army and German Army Group North suffered heavy casualties during winter fighting in 1943-1944. 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.