The Marines found little use for their air arm in 1944, the Army gladly accepted their help for the invasion of Leyte. More »
In January 1945, planes of the U.S. Fifth Air Force smashed Japanese kamikazes at Clark Field in the Philippines before they could attack U.S. Navy ships. More »
The attack transport USS Goodhue endured a day of misery off the coast of Okinawa. Read on for more. More »
A seaman recalls his harrowing rescue as the light career USS Princeton sank in the Sibuyan Sea doing the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
The U.S. Pacific Merchant Marine braved heavy attacks by the Japanese to deliver vital cargo. More »
Henry Lawton served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, from the Civil War to the Philippines, leading the force that captured Geronimo. More »
Assigned to protect merchant sailors, these members of the U.S. Naval Armed Guard were unsung heroes of World War II. More »
A U.S. Navy submarine torpedoed the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano, the largest warship in history to be sunk by a submarine. More »
Japanese-American interpreters serving in the U.S. Army provided valuable service to the Allies in the Pacific. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.