The Federal Communications Commission played a largely unknown role in the end of World War II. More »
Operation Blacklist served as the supreme model to combat continuing resistance from the Japanese following formal surrender. More »
Ferocious attacks by Japanese planes took a heavy toll in lives and damaged dozens of U.S. Navy vessels during operations to capture the island. More »
The destroyer USS Murphy survived a collision on the open sea and served during four amphibious operations in the European Theater. More »
In World War II, total war served as ideological vindication for competing nations of dramatically different political systems. More »
Reeling from two atomic bombs, the Japanese were physically and psychologically un-prepared for a massive invasion from communist Russia. More »
The OSS Cardinal Mission located General Jonathan Wainwright at a Japanese prison camp in Manchuria. More »
Hirohito, Japan’s Emperor Showa, survived atomic bombs, a palace revolt, and defeat to retain the dynasty’s throne for his heirs. More »
U.S. Navy officer Ellis Zacharias attempted to end the war in the South Pacific, saving lives in the process. 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.