During furious fights over the Pacific, naval aviator Ted Crosby shot down five Japanese planes in one day. More »
Public perception of the famed Rosenthal photo depicting marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima has evolved much since the historic image was captured. More »
A collection of World War II Marine Corps photographs bears witness to the effect of war on the young combatants. More »
A powerful typhoon wreaked havoc with the U.S. Navy’s task force 38 in December 1944. It would be followed shortly after by a second. More »
On May 11, 1945, the destroyer USS Hugh W. Hadley survived a series of Kamikaze attacks off Okinawa but was shattered in the process. 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.