Hundreds of American fliers ended up stranded in Siberia—creating a conundrum for the Soviets, who were not at war with nearby Japan.
Believing they were secretly working for Germany, members of a subversive “fifth column” were actually the targets of an extraordinary British intelligence operation.
Some quarter of a million men and women served in this military branch during the war and made a significant contribution to Allied victory.
“In rough seas, it was really a clambake, with ships all over the place," recalls Douglas Burgess, who served on destroyer escort USS Brough during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Engineer Railway Detachment 96446A braved blizzards and treacherous terrain while moving vital war materiel inland.
Former ABC News correspondent John Martin recalls the search for Barbie, and how it helped expose an American wrongdoing.
During 1943's Operation Husky, fire from ship and shore killed dozens of Americans—and provided the Allies with a costly lesson.
From the imposing stronghold of Sigmaringen, a toxic blend of French collaborators ran a government-in-exile.
The retired lieutenant colonel recalls his days spent at England's Duxford Air Force Base—and in the sky.
Prince William Forest Park has 37 miles of hiking trails—and a secret past.
‘Why Were Aircraft Markings for the U.S. Army Air Forces Only Applied on the Top Side of the Left Wing?’
A closer look at why U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft had distinctive markings, and the purpose they served during World War II.