Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Setting down on a carrier is difficult under the best conditions—but next to impossible if you can’t see.
Published: January 03, 2014 at 2:45 pm
Edward Saylor, Dick Cole (Jimmy Doolittle's copilot) and David Thatcher drink to their comrades. [Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force]
A milestone historical event took place on November 9, 2013, at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Rather than …
Published: December 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm
On April 18, 1942, in the northwest Pacific, aviation legend Jimmy Doolittle and copilot Dick Cole led a flight of 16 B-25B bombers from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet bound for targets in Japan. Cole shares his memories of that historic raid.
Published: December 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm
After a seesaw clash of determined enemies, neither the Americans nor
the British ended up with the prize
Published: December 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm
George Daughan relates Captain David Porter's truly epic 17-month Pacific voyage on USS Essex during the War of 1812 in The Shining Sea.
Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm
In Clash of Empires in South China, Franco David Macri explores the political and military wrangling over the region between Japan and the Allies before and during World War II.
Published: December 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm
As military theorist Carl von Clausewitz succinctly put it, “War is the province of chance.”
Published: November 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm
In the February issue of Wild West, readers share dispatches about Josie Earp, Will McLaury, the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, Sioux beliefs about suicide, Sherrif Amen Dunn and the town of Blythe (with a Y), Calif.
Published: November 04, 2013 at 1:55 pm
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By Don Hollway
Hero-hungry Americans couldn't get enough of the "Black Sheep," the Marines of VMF-214 who followed "Pappy" Boyington to fame in the Pacific.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm
In 1917 Australian horsemen made one of the last—and most successful—cavalry charges of World War I
Published: October 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm
As director of the Center of Military History, Robert J. Dalessandro is responsible for preserving and relating the peacetime and wartime history of the U.S. Army, a job the retired colonel takes very seriously.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 11:43 am
Readers' letters in the January 2014 issue of Military History sound off about W. Eugene Smith's iconic 1944 image of a U.S. Marine on Saipan, reasons for the fall of Rome, and the 1940 sinking of RMS Lancastria, Britain's worst maritime disaster.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:55 am
Paul Kennedy's book Engineers of Victory looks at the critical contribution engineering and multidisciplinary coordination made toward Allied victory in World War II.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:40 am
In Wrong Turn professor and U.S. Army Colonel Gian Gentile argues that counterinsurgency warfare remains ineffective as a dominant strategy.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:21 am
In Going for Broke author James McCaffrey presents the full World War II history of the highly decorated, largely Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Published: October 30, 2013 at 10:10 am
In this latest iteration of History: Legends of War you assume the role of General George S. Patton in the European theater of World War II.