During the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. More »
The Goettge Patrol, combined with other Japanese atrocities, produced bitterness on a scale not often seen in the European Theater. More »
Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
Unlike their comrades who invaded Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942, United States Marines landing on Tulagi met fierce resistance. It was a harbinger of the bloody island fighting that marked combat in the Pacific during World War II. More »
As a Japanese invasion force attacked Port Moresby, New Guinea, a skeleton crew of two American aircraft carriers moved to confront the invaders. 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 »
Japan’s ambitious plan to build aircraft carriers in wartime could not be supported by available resources. 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.