American airborne and ground troops swiftly captured the fortress island of Corregidor in Manila Bay with a coordinated operation in early 1945. More »
The B-25 Billy Mitchell Bomber served Allied forces from the beginning of the war to the very end. More »
The deployment of the Ninth Air Force brought the concept of tactical air support into action for the Allies. More »
Lockheed’s versatile Electra and Lodestar aircraft were overshadowed by more famous transport and combat types. More »
The five remaining Doolittle Raiders were killed or captured in action during the fighting in the Mediterranean. More »
Using modified B-25 bombers to develop skip-bombing, the U.S. Air Force found it to be an effective technique against Japanese shipping. 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.