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 »
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 William F. “Bull” Halsey earned a legendary reputation for daring and boldness as commander of the U.S. Third Fleet. More »
The crew of the attack transport DuPage braved kamikaze attacks while supporting American landings in the Philippines. 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.