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 »
A seaman recalls his harrowing rescue as the light career USS Princeton sank in the Sibuyan Sea doing the Battle of Leyte Gulf. More »
In the case of Chad Hanna, caught up in the turmoil of World War II, the colloquial saying was definitely true. More »
Dr. Corydon Wassell’s selfless effort to aid wounded sailors on Java earned him undying gratitude and a Navy Cross. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
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.