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 »
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 »
Sandy Bonnyman led the way for other marines during a bloody assault and earned the medal of honor. More »
For more than two decades, U.S. Marines fought bandits and put down political insurrections in Nicaragua—with mixed results. 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.