Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II. More »
WWII History Magazine contributor Christopher Miskimon shares with us his list of history’s long shots and the most heroic last stands. More »
Actually misnamed, this Japanese light infantry weapon earned the respect of the American soldiers who encountered it. More »
The amphibious landing by American Marines on the tiny, heavily fortified Tarawa Atoll would be measured in hard-won yards. More »
Both British and U.S. soldiers liked the Thompson submachine or ‘Tommy’ gun for its rugged dependability and knock-down firepower, and it was certainly in the fighting across Europe that the Thompson excelled. More »
During the Siege of Malta, the small British bastion refused to surrender before an Axis aerial onslaught. More »
In the midst of escalating numbers of World War 2 casualties, American soldiers followed a medical care echelon system initially devised for European battlefields. More »
The highly unofficial ‘George Medal’ was a tongue-in-cheek response to the deadly serious combat at Guadalcanal. More »
Taking an otherwise nondescript hill on the embattled island of Okinawa proved a formidable task for U.S. Marines. 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.