The American capture of Saipan, Guam, and Titian in the Marianas sealed the fate of the Japanese Empire. More »
Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II. More »
The capture of Tinian in the Marianas provided bases for long-range Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers to attack Japan. More »
The Douglas C-54 Skkymaster served around the globe during World War II and accelerated the growth of peacetime air travel. More »
U.S. Navy air power shattered Japanese carrier based strength in a one-sided battle during the invasions of Saipan, Guam, and Titian. More »
A seaman recalls his harrowing rescue as the light career USS Princeton sank in the Sibuyan Sea doing the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
Stephen P. Duggan Jr. evaluated the performance of Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific. More »
Japanese sealift capabilities were greatly depleted during the course of World War II in the Pacific. 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.