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 »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
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.