The use of proximity fuses in the Battle of the Bulge was a milestone for Allied scientists seeking to develop an efficient artillery shell. More »
Stephen P. Duggan Jr. evaluated the performance of Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific. More »
The deployment of the Ninth Air Force brought the concept of tactical air support into action for the Allies. 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 »
In the South Pacific, U.S. forces in the Philippines felt the brunt of Japanese military might on December 8, 1941. More »
The five remaining Doolittle Raiders were killed or captured in action during the fighting in the Mediterranean. More »
When considering the success of Allied planning and leadership in World War II, the role of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) graduates cannot be overestimated. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.