The Douglas C-54 Skkymaster served around the globe during World War II and accelerated the growth of peacetime air travel. More »
Cargo pilots flying the treacherous route from Indian to China had to contend with Japanese fighters staged at the key town of Myitkyina. More »
General Joseph Stilwell’s suppression of intelligence reports on Japanese troop strength at Myitkyina led to controversial tactical decisions and strategic outcomes. More »
Why, with Merrill’s Marauders riddled with disease and fatigue, were they given the mission to attack Myitkyina? Story inside. More »
After Japan’s conquest of Burma in 1942, American General “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell trained two Chinese Nationalist divisions to reopen the Burma Road. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
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.