The Australian Wirraway was forced into a role for which it was not intended during World War II. More »
Admiral Isoruoku Yamamoto led the Imperial Japanese Navy into war but warned that the United States was a formidable foe. 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 »
USS Chicago, the U.S. Navy cruiser, was sunk during the Battle of Rennell Island off Guadalcanal in January 1943. More »
Operation Cartwheel isolated the Japanese bastion at Rabaul and paved the way for General Douglas MacArthur’s return to the Philippines. More »
The daring exploits of dedicated island residents provided valuable intelligence during the long fight against the Japanese. More »
Operation Dovetail, the rehearsal for the assault on Guadalcanal, proved to be an alarming mix of inadequate planning and poor execution. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.