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 »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.