Adolf Galland flew countless sorties, led the Luftwaffe fighter arm, and defied Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring. More »
A young Luftwaffe fighter pilot was shot down and captured by the Soviets, endured years in captivity in the Gulag, and lived to tell the tale. More »
A volume of rare photos from the glory days of the Luftwaffe provides a glimpse of life and combat in Hitler’s air arm. More »
The five remaining Doolittle Raiders were killed or captured in action during the fighting in the Mediterranean. More »
As the Wermacht tightened the ring around Sevastopol in 1942, German and Soviet fighter aces blazed away at one another day after day. More »
Like so much of German society, automaker Mercedes-Benz was co-opted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during World War II. More »
The adventures of WWII fighter ace “Kid” Hofer presaged a somewhat mysterious death in combat. More »
U.S. bombers took heavy losses after the bombing of Bremen, hitting the Focke-Wulf factory in northern Germany. More »
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.