During the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. More »
Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
USS Chicago, the U.S. Navy cruiser, was sunk during the Battle of Rennell Island off Guadalcanal in January 1943. More »
The German submarine U-505 was the first enemy warship captured on the high seas by the U.S. Navy since the War of 1812. More »
U.S. cruisers and destroyers defeated a Japanese naval contingent off Cape Esperance during the Guadalcanal campaign. More »
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.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.