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 »
In January 1945, planes of the U.S. Fifth Air Force smashed Japanese kamikazes at Clark Field in the Philippines before they could attack U.S. Navy ships. More »
Hollywood director John Ford brought unique fallen to the film interpretation of World War II. More »
The attack transport USS Goodhue endured a day of misery off the coast of Okinawa. Read on for more. More »
Project Underworld enlisted the help of organized crime to fight the Axis during World War II. More »
A soldier of the U.S. 32nd Infantry Division left reform school for the South Pacific and received the Medal of Honor. More »
Millions in silver pesos from the Philippine Treasury were recovered from Caballo Bay, but much more may remain on the sea bottom. 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.