Sergeant Mort Shuffle took a sniper’s bullet in the chest outside the French fortress city of Brest during the Brittany Campaign. More »
If the city of St. Lo was the lock that kept the First U.S. Army penned in its shallow Normandy beachhead, then Hill 192 was surely its key. More »
American railroad workers in specially formed units labored to keep men and matériel rolling forward after D-Day. More »
SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, a shadow of its former strength, was further shattered in a failed counterattack against U.S. positions in Normandy. More »
While increasingly desperate German defenders attempted to escape, Allied forces grimly tightened the noose around their necks at Falaise Pocket. More »
One of Operation Cobra’s most costly casualties, General Lesley J. McNair, came from friendly fire. 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.