Although not commonly considered one of the worst leaders in history, Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner’s shortcomings were behind one of the hardest defeats of WWII. More »
General Douglas MacArthur, leader of the allied campaign in the Southwest Pacific, commanded an amphibious drive to the Philippines and beyond. More »
Marine and Navy bomber pilots made history in the Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber, fondly known as ‘Slow But Deadly.’ More »
Japan initiated its World War II campaign on the basis of a series of assumptions and unknowns. More »
It’s been 74 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today we look back at the Day of Infamy and how it shaped the course of America’s future. More »
Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey earned a legendary reputation for daring and boldness as commander of the U.S. Third Fleet. More »
Jisaburo Ozawa sought to cripple Mitscher’s Task Force 58 in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, which became known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. More »
In April 1944, Exercise Tiger proved to be a grisly rehearsal for the D-Day Invasion less than two months later. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.