Free French forces under General Jacques Leclerc upheld the honor of France during World War II. More »
While the victorious Allies moved east from Normandy in the summer of 1944, they debated whether to divert forces to liberate Paris or drive straight for the German border. Adolf Hitler vowed that if he could not have the City of Light, no one could. More »
In its drive to reach the German frontier, one of the premiere tank units of the U.S. Army in World War II was halted just short of its goal by fierce resistance in a nondescript village in eastern Lorraine. More »
The deployment of the Ninth Air Force brought the concept of tactical air support into action for the Allies. More »
American railroad workers in specially formed units labored to keep men and matériel rolling forward after D-Day. More »
This small Italian village on the Sicily coast hosted a stiff battle to repel Allied landings in July 1943. More »
The audacious raid by Mexican guerrilla leader Pancho Villa, led President Woodrow Wilson to send a punitive expedition into Mexico. More »
General George C. Marshall shaped the wartime U.S. Army and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout World War II. 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.