For over seventy years, Marine Corps misidentified two men who raised the first flag on Iwo Jima. More »
Young Franklin Sousley was an ordinary Marine caught up in an extraordinary moment on Iwo Jima. More »
Public perception of the famed Rosenthal photo depicting marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima has evolved much since the historic image was captured. More »
After the Battle of Iwo Jima, a decades-long debate wrestled with the question as to whether its capture was worth the cost. 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.