A critical engagement during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the action in the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea inflicted heavy damage on the Japanese Navy. More »
The USS Tang (SS 306) was America’s most successful submarine until it was sunk by one of its own torpedoes. Clayton Decker was one of only eight seamen who survived the sinking. More »
Admiral Jesse Oldendorf used a classic Naval tactic—Crossing the T—to ambush the Japanese during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
Jisaburo Ozawa sought to cripple Mitscher’s Task Force 58 in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, which became known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. More »
When France surrendered in June 1940, a fearful Winston Churchill’s solution was Operation Catapult: an attack on French ships at Mers-el-Kébir. More »
Just After Pearl Harbor, the Prince Of Wales and Repulse were both sent out to stop the Japanese… More »
Numerous nations developed manned submersibles to attack enemy shipping during World War II and achieved some notable successes. More »
The crew of the attack transport DuPage braved kamikaze attacks while supporting American landings in the Philippines. 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.