While the victorious Allies moved east from Normandy in the summer of 1944, they debated whether to divert forces to liberate Paris or drive straight for the German border. Adolf Hitler vowed that if he could not have the City of Light, no one could. More »
As the end of World War II neared, a German officer began secret negotiations with the Allies to surrender forces in Italy. More »
Combat Command RCCR of the U.S. 9th Armored Division sacrificed heroically to win precious time at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. More »
To enter Germany, the U.S. Army would first need to capture the city of Aachen in one of the toughest urban battles of World War II. More »
An obscure British officer expressed misgivings about Operation Market-Garden and shared the name of one of the ill-fated venture’s central figures. More »
Complex weather patterns and varied Allied forecasting techniques posed challenges that were overcome prior to D-Day. More »
General George S. Patton suffered his only military defeat during the fighting at Fort Driant in the fall of 1944. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.