On May 11, 1945, the destroyer USS Hugh W. Hadley survived a series of Kamikaze attacks off Okinawa but was shattered in the process. More »
The American 193rd Tank Battalion played a pivotal role in the capture of Makin in the Pacific in 1943. More »
Two generals, one in the U.S. Marine Corps and the other in the Army, were embroiled in a controversy that began during the effort to capture Saipan. More »
The 4th Marine Division experienced enemy action for the first time during the fight for the Japanese-held islands of Roi and Namur in the Marshall’s. More »
Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II. More »
The capture of Tinian in the Marianas provided bases for long-range Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers to attack Japan. More »
A combined force of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps succeeded in taking the strategically vital island of Okinawa after 82 days of savage fighting. More »
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.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.