V-E Day (Victory in Europe) occurred on May 8, 1945, the day following the German surrender to the victorious Allies at Reims, France. V-E Day was proclaimed by President Harry Truman to commemorate the Allied victory over the Nazis in World War II and continues to be observed today.
The strategic bombing campaign against Germany contributed to the final victory during the war in Europe. More »
Operation Magic Carpet brought Allied fighting men and women home from the battlefields of Europe and Asia. More »
During World War II, the U.S. Government’s Armed Services Editions brought much-needed reading material to servicemen around the world. More »
It was the end of April, 1945. And, very soon it would be V-E Day: the end for the German dictator Adolf Hitler, his despotic Nazi regime, and the war in Europe. More »
Lt. Col. Harold E. Raugh, Jr. shares with us his military book reviews for the May 2005 issue of World War II History Magazine. More »
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.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.