Panzer Group 4 of German Army Group North dashed for Leningrad during the opening weeks of Operation Barbarossa. More »
Gaining a reputation as formidable foes, the Night Witches earned grudging respect from their German adversaries. More »
The Soviet Red Army blunted a German drive to capture the town of Tikhvin and seal the fate of Leningrad during Operation Barbarossa. More »
In one of the saddest chapters of World War II History, the Siege of Leningrad led to a terrible famine and lasted an incredible 900 days. More »
A Red Army offensive to raise the Siege of Leningrad at Luban resulted in a disastrous defeat and staggering losses. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
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.