Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
In January 1945, planes of the U.S. Fifth Air Force smashed Japanese kamikazes at Clark Field in the Philippines before they could attack U.S. Navy ships. More »
Carried out in a virtually flawless manner, the rescue of 2,000 internees from a Philippine prison compound is remembered as a textbook operation. More »
Admiral Jesse Oldendorf used a classic Naval tactic—Crossing the T—to ambush the Japanese during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
The crew of the attack transport DuPage braved kamikaze attacks while supporting American landings in the Philippines. More »
As a member of the 24th Infantry Division, Sergeant ‘Red’ Mantini battled the Japanese on five jungle islands. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.