A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
Operation Blacklist served as the supreme model to combat continuing resistance from the Japanese following formal surrender. More »
Admiral Isoruoku Yamamoto led the Imperial Japanese Navy into war but warned that the United States was a formidable foe. More »
In the months following Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted operations at sea, threatening British Royal Navy dominance in the area. More »
General George C. Marshall, U.S. Army chief of staff, prepared his nation’s land forces to go to war. More »
U.S. Navy submarines assisted in the conduct of numerous covert raids during the Pacific War. More »
The capture of Tinian in the Marianas provided bases for long-range Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers to attack Japan. More »
The Douglas C-54 Skkymaster served around the globe during World War II and accelerated the growth of peacetime air travel. 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.