Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
The seaplane tender USS Curtiss survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with young Ensign Gene Verge in command. More »
In two world wars, British and American chaplains risked their lives to bring a fleeting sense of peace and glory to soldiers on the battlefield. More »
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 »
Even during the darkest days of the war, the morale-lifting business of sport went on in the United States, Britian, Germany, and elsewhere. More »
General George C. Marshall shaped the wartime U.S. Army and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout World War II. More »
As a Japanese invasion force attacked Port Moresby, New Guinea, a skeleton crew of two American aircraft carriers moved to confront the invaders. More »
Scout Squadron 6 departed from the aircraft carrier Enterprise that arrived over Pearl Harbor simultaneously with the Japanese. More »
The repair ship USS Vestal survived Pearl Harbor Attack and became the most decorated non-combat ship of World War II. More »
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.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.