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 »
Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.