In January 1945, planes of the U.S. Fifth Air Force smashed Japanese kamikazes at Clark Field in the Philippines before they could attack U.S. Navy ships. More »
During the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a telling blow was delivered to Japanese interests in the South Pacific during a short span of 15 minutes… More »
Stephen P. Duggan Jr. evaluated the performance of Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific. More »
After more than 60 years, the circumstances surrounding the use of the atomic bomb against Japan remain hotly debated. More »
General Douglas MacArthur, leader of the allied campaign in the Southwest Pacific, commanded an amphibious drive to the Philippines and beyond. More »
The recently liberated city of Manila suffered an acute water shortage until Allied units captured the vital Ipo Dam. 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.