Free French forces under General Jacques Leclerc upheld the honor of France during World War II. More »
While the victorious Allies moved east from Normandy in the summer of 1944, they debated whether to divert forces to liberate Paris or drive straight for the German border. Adolf Hitler vowed that if he could not have the City of Light, no one could. More »
American railroad workers in specially formed units labored to keep men and matériel rolling forward after D-Day. More »
During its attempt to capture the fortress city of Metz, the U.S. Third Army employed chemical smokescreens. More »
Following his campaign in Western Europe, George S. Patton had difficulty adjusting to peacetime and was fatally injured in an automobile accident. More »
The 761st Tank Battalion, a black unit, fought with distinction and earned the praise of the flamboyant commander of Third Army. More »
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.
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.