The M1A1 carbine is the folding stock variant of the M1 carbine rifle, a shortened .30-caliber semiautomatic rifle often issued to airborne, headquarters, armored, and artillery troops during World War II. The carbine served as the shoulder arm for support troops, while the M1 Garand semiautomatic rifle was standard issue among American infantry units during the war.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.