General Douglas MacArthur, leader of the allied campaign in the Southwest Pacific, commanded an amphibious drive to the Philippines and beyond. More »
Mildred ‘Axis Sally’ Gillars taunted U.S. troops from a radio studio in Berlin, earning nearly universal animosity from her fellow Americans. More »
In the war for the South Pacific, the politics surrounding General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz may have cost thousands of lives. More »
General George S. Patton and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel were masters of battlefield mobility and the operational art of war. More »
Created by everyone from Norman Rockwell to the Stetson Hat Company, World War II propaganda posters played a crucial role in motivating Americans. 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 »
The Imperial Japanese Navy lost four aircraft carriers and the initiative in the Pacific during the Battle of Midway, turning point in World War II. More »
The remains of the missing from the USS Oklahoma are still being identified. Read about the most recent findings below. More »
During the Siege of Malta, the small British bastion refused to surrender before an Axis aerial onslaught. More »
In late 1944, Japan began the massive production of ‘fire balloons’ capable of attacking American soil from their homeland. How did they make this work? And why did they stop?
Early in World War II, the infantry ‘Matilda’ tank added weight to the Commonwealth units in North Africa.
This unlikely alliance saved the besieged foreign legations at Peking in 1900 during the brutal Boxer Rebellion.