Forget Eisenhower, forget Patton. The man most responsible for the Allies’ victory was a quiet, desk-bound warrior. More »
The Normandie-Niemen Squadron of Free French fighter pilots scored impressive victories with the Soviet Air Force. More »
The Allied effort to supply the forces in Asia via ‘The Hump’ over the Himalayas was a monumental task. More »
“Mad” Mike Calvert commanded the 77 Brigade during desperate jungle fighting and led his soldiers from the front. More »
Cargo pilots flying the treacherous route from Indian to China had to contend with Japanese fighters staged at the key town of Myitkyina. More »
General Joseph Stilwell’s suppression of intelligence reports on Japanese troop strength at Myitkyina led to controversial tactical decisions and strategic outcomes. More »
Established on a shaky logistical foundation, Operation Matterhorn failed—almost before it began. More »
An understrength hodgepodge of British and Commonwealth troops held off an entire Japanese division during the Battle of Kohima. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.