French Admiral Louis Villeret de Joyous was escorting a convoy when he was intercepted by British Admiral Richard Howe off the coast of Brittany. More »
A fatal gun battle erupted when British sailors tried to take control of a French submarine after its homeland surrendered in 1940. More »
The giant French submarine Surcouf’s mysterious fate made her the true Flying Dutchman of World War II. More »
With Napoleon massing an invasion force on the French coast, English Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed home to prevent assault on the British homeland. 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.