Through clever visual trickery, vital West Coast warplane plants were made invisible to prying enemy aerial eyes. More »
The behind-the-scenes story of how a World War I hero helped to strengthen U.S.-British ties and forged the beginnings of today’s CIA. More »
P-38 pilot Roger Ames, an American eyewitness, tells of the shooting down of Japan’s most important admiral. More »
Through a series of subtle diplomatic moves, president Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the United States toward war with Germany and Japan. More »
General George C. Marshall, U.S. Army chief of staff, prepared his nation’s land forces to go to war. More »
General Claire Chennault led the Flying Tigers of the American Volunteer Group against the Japanese. More »
The media and public opinion influenced the conduct of the fighting in the Northern Pacific, amid a shroud of secrecy and limited information. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.