A powerful typhoon wreaked havoc with the U.S. Navy’s task force 38 in December 1944. It would be followed shortly after by a second. More »
American airborne and ground troops swiftly captured the fortress island of Corregidor in Manila Bay with a coordinated operation in early 1945. 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 »
U.S. Navy dive-bomber crews flew the unpopular and flawed Curtiss SB2C Helldiver late in World War II. More »
Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II. More »
In March 1942, General Douglas MacArthur and his family escaped from the Philippines in a daring PT-Boat operation. More »
In the case of Chad Hanna, caught up in the turmoil of World War II, the colloquial saying was definitely true. More »
Air Corps officer Ed Dyess fought the Japanese in the Philippines, escaped from a POW camp, and gave his life to save those of others. More »
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.