A crisis in available British manpower during the fight for Caen affected allied strategy in Western Europe. More »
The U.S. 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion faced down the German 10th Panzer Division in the hills east of the Tunisian town. More »
The destroyer USS Murphy survived a collision on the open sea and served during four amphibious operations in the European Theater. More »
Despite lacks of modern features and firepower, the 37mm cannon still served throughout the World War II. More »
Combat divisions fielded by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps comprised regulars, recruits, and draftees. More »
The deployment of the Ninth Air Force brought the concept of tactical air support into action for the Allies. More »
A joint U.S. Army and Royal Navy force attempted a coup de main on Algiers harbor in the opening hours of Operation Torch. More »
General Mark W. Clark played a pivotal role in Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.