U.S. Navy dive-bomber crews flew the unpopular and flawed Curtiss SB2C Helldiver late in World War II. More »
During the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. More »
Operation Cartwheel isolated the Japanese bastion at Rabaul and paved the way for General Douglas MacArthur’s return to the Philippines. More »
The daring exploits of dedicated island residents provided valuable intelligence during the long fight against the Japanese. More »
Operation Dovetail, the rehearsal for the assault on Guadalcanal, proved to be an alarming mix of inadequate planning and poor execution. More »
Australian forces engaged in controversial operations against the Japanese during the final months of World War II. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.