Brian G. Horrocks survived a grievous wound and led the British forces in North Africa and Western Europe.
After Adolf Hitler ordered all bridges across the Rhine River blown up to prevent the Allies from crossing into Germany, one span remained intact. More »
American railroad workers in specially formed units labored to keep men and matériel rolling forward after D-Day. More »
After the disastrous failure of operation market garden, the allies were determined to open the german held Belgian port on the Scheldt Estuary. More »
Corporal Bill Bowser of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment fought throughout the European campaign with the 101st Airborne Division. More »
To enter Germany, the U.S. Army would first need to capture the city of Aachen in one of the toughest urban battles of World War II. More »
An obscure British officer expressed misgivings about Operation Market-Garden and shared the name of one of the ill-fated venture’s central figures. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.