Heavy Losses Anticipated
A gunner aboard a U.S. B-29 bomber lived through harrowing times during missions against the Japanese.
By Robert F. Dorr & Douglas L. Carter
Daredevil Tankers Turn the Tide
Against long odds, the American 740th Tank Battalion stymied Kampfgruppe Peiper,
the German spearhead at Stoumont during the Battle of the Bulge.
By Patrick J. Chaisson
Lightning Strike in the Philippines
General Masaharu Homma employed air and ground assets in an unexpectedly rapid
conquest of the Bataan Peninsula in the spring of 1942.
By Donald J. Young
Sport During Wartime
Even during the darkest days of the war, the morale-lifting business of sport went on in
the United States, Britain, Germany, and elsewhere.
By Flint Whitlock
From Pearl Harbor to Bikini
The seaplane tender USS Curtiss survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with young Ensign Gene Verge in command.
By Glenn Barnett
First Hell in the Pacific
Unlike their comrades who invaded Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942, United States Marines landing on Tulagi met fierce resistance. It was a harbinger of the bloody island fighting that marked combat in the Pacific during World War II.
By Arnold Blumberg
The Tarawa landings made the Alligator an indispensable tool of war in the Pacific.
Readers of WWII History offer their insights,
comments, and criticisms.
General George C. Marshall shaped the wartime U.S. Army and advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout World War II.
The Nazi regime kidnapped hundreds of Polish children to raise them as sons and daughters of the Third Reich.
General Joseph Stilwell's suppression of intelligence reports at Myitkyina led to controversial tactical decisions and strategic outcomes.
The invention of an American businessman changed the conduct of amphibious warfare during World War II.
The Battle of Nomonhan may have influenced the invasion of Poland.
Gaijin's War Thunder is poised to challenge World of Warplanes in online combat.