General George C. Marshall, U.S. Army chief of staff, prepared his nation’s land forces to go to war. More »
U.S. Navy submarines assisted in the conduct of numerous covert raids during the Pacific War. More »
The U.S. Navy engaged in a shooting war with the Kriesmarine before official U.S. entry into World War II. More »
A member of his own family personally petitioned President Roosevelt to fight his hated uncle. More »
The capture of Tinian in the Marianas provided bases for long-range Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers to attack Japan. More »
U.S. Navy air power shattered Japanese carrier based strength in a one-sided battle during the invasions of Saipan, Guam, and Titian. More »
A hazardous bombing run on Iwo Jima brought war home with stark reality for the crew of an American carrier plane. More »
Ferocious attacks by Japanese planes took a heavy toll in lives and damaged dozens of U.S. Navy vessels during operations to capture the island. 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.