During the Vietnam War, U.S. Air Force Pararescue Jumpers trained for and undertook daring missions to rescue downed airmen in enemy territory.
Benito Mussolini led Italy into disaster in World War II. He played a central role in the war, however, and the importance of Italy is still often overlooked.
Japan's I-400 class special submarines, known as Sen-Toku, weren't just the largest subs of their time. They were the world's first underwater aircraft carriers, intended to attack the Panama Canal with Seiran bombers.
Firsthand accounts from the crew of a destroyer that survived the surprise Japanese attack.
A brilliant British tactician, Andrew Cunningham almost lost an aircraft carrier, Malta and control of the Mediterranean in a single dive-bomb attack.
By Sam Moses
USS Laffey, the embattled destroyer, survived horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa.
Operation A-Go was meant to trap the U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Marianas. What followed was a disaster for Japan--and a 'Turkey Shoot' for the Americans.
A raid on the Japanese battleship-carrier Hyuga was an arduous task for fliers of Air Group 87 from USS Ticonderoga.
The contention that broken Japanese codes could have alerted the United States won't go away. But is there a simpler explanation than a failure of intelligence?
A tremendous explosion in Leyte Gulf on October 24, 1944, broke the American light carrier in two and devastated the light cruiser USS Birmingham.
Ed Huxtable led the valiant airmen of the escort carrier Gambier Bay against overwhelming odds during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
A perilous airborne strike and the mightiest assemblage of seaborne power yet seen heralded the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.
The tactical judgment of Admiral Robert C. Giffen may have contributed to the loss of the cruiser USS Chicago.
After months of minor raiding, the U.S. Navy's new aircraft carriers took on a major target when they attacked Japan's key bastion in the Solomons in November 1943.