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Incident on the Yangtze

The U.S. Navy gunboat Panay was sunk by Japanese aircraft on the great Chinese river,…

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Against the Odds: Jeanette Rankin

Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin cast the only vote against declaring war on Japan the day after…

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Japan’s underwater Aircraft Carriers

A bold plan to attack the United States came too late in the war for…

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Rampage on the River: Operation Dragoon

In August 1944, the Allies followed up the massive Normandy Invasion with another in southern…

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Tragic Surrender

The day after Pearl Harbor, a large Japanese force descended on the British military at…

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Attack on the USS Panay

Was the deadly 1937 Japanese attack on the USS Panay in China’s Yangtze River a…

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Duel to the Death

Capturing an important airfield was why two Marine divisions, along with a U.S. Army division,…

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The Claws and Teeth of the Generalissimo

To get the intelligence America needed in China, OSS had to conceal its operations from…

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Gallant Ship, Tragic End

The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis meta tragic fate during the last days of World War…

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Last Act in the Dutch East Indies

The capture of Java by the Japanese was the culmination of a long series of…