During the Battle of the Tenaru, U.S. Marines annihilated a detachment of elite Japanese troops. More »
The humiliating seizure of the USS Pueblo by North Korean gunboats in 1968 provided a searing indictment of America’s Cold War policy. 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 »
During the Battle of Guadalcanal, the fight for the eastern Solomons helped hasten the Japanese withdrawal from the southern Solomons. More »
An enigmatic beauty, Inga Arvad may have worked for the Nazis and involved a future U.S. president in a web of intrigue. More »
Darter and Dace, a pair of intrepid U.S. submarines, wreaked havoc on the Japanese Navy in the Palawan Passage during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
U.S. Navy officer Ellis Zacharias attempted to end the war in the South Pacific, saving lives in the process. More »
Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki failed as a midget submarine commander at Pearl Harbor but lived to tell the tale. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
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.