Admiral Isoruoku Yamamoto led the Imperial Japanese Navy into war but warned that the United States was a formidable foe. More »
A month-long patrol outside the marine perimeter on Guadalcanal wreaked havoc on the Japanese. More »
The use of proximity fuses in the Battle of the Bulge was a milestone for Allied scientists seeking to develop an efficient artillery shell. More »
The U.S. Pacific Merchant Marine braved heavy attacks by the Japanese to deliver vital cargo. More »
After months of difficult fighting, the Japanese withdrew from the vital island of Guadalcanal. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come. More »
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 »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.