Although lives were continuing to be lost, German resistance in northern Europe crumbled in the spring of 1945. More »
The Eighth Air Force’s unescorted daylight precision bombing campaign was a mixed bag of failure and success. More »
The naval combat that raged around the Philippines invasion was preceded by a game of reconnaisance, intelligence gathering, and planning. More »
Dwight Eisenhower’s military career and the key contacts he made along the way prepared him for his ultimate role in World War II. More »
The B-17 Flying Fortress vs. the B-24 Liberator—veterans of air campaigns in Europe and the Pacific have long debated the merits of these aircraft. More »
The Royal Air Force deployed the Avro Lancaster bomber during its strategic campaign to bomb the Third Reich. More »
Sergeant Mort Shuffle took a sniper’s bullet in the chest outside the French fortress city of Brest during the Brittany Campaign. More »
Weeks of casualties made the American effort to capture the Hürtgen in the winter of 1944-1945 one of the most costly in the nation’s history. More »
American pilots serving in the Royal Air Force flew missions in support of the abortive 1942 raid on the French coastal town. 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.