Despite the element of surprise in favor of the Japanese, American airmen rose to defend Pearl Harbor. More »
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu. More »
The Japanese Imperial Navy’s air attack on the Australian city of Darwin was the greatest military disaster ever inflicted on that country’s soil. More »
The arrival of the 67th Fighter Squadron bolstered the American attempt to seize Guadalcanal from the Japanese. More »
On May 11, 1945, the destroyer USS Hugh W. Hadley survived a series of Kamikaze attacks off Okinawa but was shattered in the process. More »
The combined efforts of RAF Coastal Command, the U.S. Army Air Forces, and the U.S. Navy defeated German U-boats in the disputed Bay of Biscay. More »
In a remarkable feat of seamanship, the American submarine USS Batfish sank three Japanese submarines on one patrol. More »
Robert L. Watson survived the fighting on Omaha Beach and later guided landing craft to shore and escorted departing German POWs. More »
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.