Admiral Isoruoku Yamamoto led the Imperial Japanese Navy into war but warned that the United States was a formidable foe. More »
U.S. Navy submarines assisted in the conduct of numerous covert raids during the Pacific War. More »
The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin was the lone voice of dissent during the vote to go to war with Japan. More »
A month-long patrol outside the marine perimeter on Guadalcanal wreaked havoc on the Japanese. More »
U.S. Navy air power shattered Japanese carrier based strength in a one-sided battle during the invasions of Saipan, Guam, and Titian. More »
A hazardous bombing run on Iwo Jima brought war home with stark reality for the crew of an American carrier plane. 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.