Despite the element of surprise in favor of the Japanese, American airmen rose to defend Pearl Harbor. More »
A powerful typhoon wreaked havoc with the U.S. Navy’s task force 38 in December 1944. It would be followed shortly after by a second. 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 »
The use of proximity fuses in the Battle of the Bulge was a milestone for Allied scientists seeking to develop an efficient artillery shell. More »
Up from the mud of Pearl Harbor, battleships of the U.S. Navy took revenge against the Japanese at Surigao Strait. More »
The seaplane tender USS Curtiss survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with young Ensign Gene Verge in command. 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.