The strategic bombing campaign against Germany contributed to the final victory during the war in Europe. More »
Reeling from two atomic bombs, the Japanese were physically and psychologically un-prepared for a massive invasion from communist Russia. More »
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. More »
Hamilton Howze devised the Army’s airmobile concept to deliver troops swiftly to the battlefield. It is still in use today. More »
A gunner aboard a U.S. B-29 bomber lived through harrowing times during missions against the Japanese. More »
Established on a shaky logistical foundation, Operation Matterhorn failed—almost before it began. More »
The Schweinfurt–Regensburg Mission was an ambitious gamble taken by the U.S. Army Air Forces in an effort to cripple German military production. More »
Hirohito, Japan’s Emperor Showa, survived atomic bombs, a palace revolt, and defeat to retain the dynasty’s throne for his heirs. 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.