An otherwise obscure atoll in the Gilbert Islands provided a baptism of fire for Navy corpsman Stan Bowen. More »
The National World War II Museum chronicles the story of the American GI through artifacts, personal tales, and cutting-edge technology. More »
In the early battles for Guadalcanal, U.S. Marines handed the Imperial Japanese Army its first taste of defeat at the Battle of Bloody Ridge. More »
Marine Colonel Evans Carlson Was an Intrepid Field Commander Who Led Carlson’s Raiders to Everlasting Fame. More »
The Successful British Commando Raid on Vaagso During Operation Archery Produced Far-Reaching Consequences in Adolf Hitler’s Conduct of the War. 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.