Millions in silver pesos from the Philippine Treasury were recovered from Caballo Bay, but much more may remain on the sea bottom. More »
Anthropologist Tom Harrisson led operations against the Japanese on the world’s third largest island. More »
The Allied effort to supply the forces in Asia via ‘The Hump’ over the Himalayas was a monumental task. More »
In the Spring of 1944, the small island of Biak—a stepping stone to the Philippines—was taken by the Americans. More »
Likely more than any other factors, the events surrounding the summer of 1942 doomed the expansion of Imperial Japan. More »
Elizabeth P. McIntosh worked for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Below is our interview with her from July 2007. More »
The heroism of the sailors aboard the small escorts of Taffy 3 turned defeat into victory during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
Despite the element of surprise in favor of the Japanese, American airmen rose to defend Pearl Harbor. More »
The Japanese armed forces issued Arisaka rifles in great numbers before and during World War II. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.