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War List: Overlooked Reasons Overlord Succeeded

Marc G. De Santis | Published: May 13, 2014 at 6:30 am
The backstory to victory on D-Day

Halsey in the Dock

Robert M. Citino | Published: September 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Admiral William "Bull" Halsey was a tough talker and a fighter, but was also a deeply flawed commander.

Omaha Epiphany

Robert M. Citino | Published: August 09, 2009 at 10:12 am
A trip to Omaha Beach with the West Point cadets leads to an insight about the art of command.

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver: The Last Dive Bomber

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
The Curtiss SB2C was the most heavily produced dive bomber in history, but it did not represent much of an improvement over the Douglas SBD Dauntless it was designed to replace.

Louis Hyde: Crew Member on PC-1225 During World War II

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm
During his time on the tiny PC-1225, Louis Hyde participated in the most momentous event of World War II.

American Civil War: The New Bern Raid

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:14 pm
John Wood's swashbucklers set out to seize a Union fleet.

World War II: German Saboteurs Invade America in 1942

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:14 pm
In the summer of 1942, German submarines put saboteurs ashore on American beaches.

World War II: Yanagi Missions -- Japan's Underwater Convoys

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
A series of top-secret Japanese submarine missions could have altered the course of World War II.

World War II: Second Atomic Bomb That Ended the War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
It was the second atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that induced the Japanese to surrender.

Korean War: Operation Chromite

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:11 pm
Operation Chromite -- the September 1950 amphibious landings at Inchon -- rehabilitated the U.S. military's tarnished post-World War II image.

Battle Of Okinawa: Summary, Fact, Pictures and Casualties

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:09 pm
The Battle Of Okinawa During WWII. Also Known As Operation Iceberg, This Article Gives A Summary, Facts, Pictures & Casualties From Okinawa Battle.

Operation Avalanche: U.S. Navy's 4th Beach Battalion Assault on Salerno During World War II

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:07 pm
Without the presence of the U.S. Navy's 4th Beach Battalion on the fire-swept beaches of Salerno, Operation Avalanche might well have failed.

Japanese Submarines Prowl the U.S. Pacific Coastline in 1941

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
For a week in December 1941, Japanese submarines prowled the U.S. Pacific coastline, searching for merchant ships to sink.

Interview with Retired Lt. Cmdr. Mike Walsh -- A Navy SEAL in the Vietnam War

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:06 pm
In Vietnam's Mekong Delta, Navy SEALs were the military's 'eyes and ears,' providing vital intelligence on enemy operations.

British Submarine HMS Seal

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm
Faced with impending disaster, the captain of the submarine HMS Seal was forced to choose between surrendering or going down with his ship.

German Submarine U-505 Crewmember Hans Goebeler Recalls Being Captured During World War II

Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm
A German submarine became the first enemy vessel captured on the high seas by the U.S. Navy since the War of 1812. Hans Goebeler survived the ordeal aboard the U-boat.
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