German airborne troops finally secured the island Crete following a pitched battle for Maleme airfield. More »
German parachute troops found the resistance from Commonwealth soldiers particularly brutal, but prevailed at terrible cost in the fight for Crete. More »
Emboldened by previous successes, the German’s launched Operation Mercury, dropping thousands of paratroopers onto the defended island of Crete. More »
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.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.