The abduction of General Heinrich Kreipe was a triumph for the British Special Operations Executive. More »
U.S. Navy submarines assisted in the conduct of numerous covert raids during the Pacific War. More »
Jammed with prisoners, the German supply ship Altmark was en route back to the Fatherland when she was intercepted and boarded by the British Navy.
American Sailor Howard Brooks survived the Battle of the Sundra Strait only to slave away in the Burmese jungles as a prisoner of the Japanese. More »
In the case of Chad Hanna, caught up in the turmoil of World War II, the colloquial saying was definitely true. More »
Air Corps officer Ed Dyess fought the Japanese in the Philippines, escaped from a POW camp, and gave his life to save those of others. More »
During the “Great Escape” a group of Allied prisoners from Stalag Luft III paid a terrible price. More »
The humiliating seizure of the USS Pueblo by North Korean gunboats in 1968 provided a searing indictment of America’s Cold War policy. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.