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 »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.