Logistics-the practical art of moving arms and keeping them supplied-spelled the difference between victory and defeat in the sands of North Africa. More »
General Omar Bradley proved a capable subordinate to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Allied supreme commander in Europe. More »
The U.S. Army Rangers tackled some of the toughest missions of World War II and became combat legends. More »
German Junkers Ju-88s shot down actor Leslie Howard’s plane en route from Lisbon to Bristol. The reason remains a mystery. More »
The Allies avoided catastrophe and began their long, bloody slog toward Rome with landings on the Italian coast. More »
Hitler did all in his power to create an impenetrable “Fortress Europa” and prevent an Allied invasion, but it wasn’t enough. More »
The Eighth Air Force’s unescorted daylight precision bombing campaign was a mixed bag of failure and success. More »
As France fell in 1940, the British military saw the need for irregular warfare units that could conduct bold raids behind enemy lines. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.