World War II Story Briefs

With Germany upset about how WWI ended and Japan upset about a lack-of-access to much-needed natural resources, another war sent the world into chaos between 1939-1945. Stories in this collection are about some of those events.

Cape Gloucester was an important tactical area for the WWII Allies to secure, but the Marines who fought there endured staggering hardships.

More details of the battle of Pelelieu

To this day, people argue whether the viciously fought (and little-known) Battle of Peleliu was necessary. For many Marines, it was the worst moments ...

Details of the battle of Pelelieu

December-January of 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Ardennes Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. Hitler meant the major German of...

As Japan continued its assault on The Philippines, American forces were ill-equipped.

Colonel Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. was commander of the 332nd Fighter Group, composed entirely of Tuskegee Airmen. The character of Colonel A.J. Bulla...

Bertie (the future George VI, in front) and David (the future Edward VIII) had a difficult home life - but they adored their paternal grandparents (Ed...

By the fall of 1944, American military leaders realized that Japan would be unwilling to surrender and convinced military planners to take drastic mea...

Five brothers, who wished to serve together aboard a U.

Tom Tanaka was living at Camp Poston when he created this painting of the place on May 17, 1942.

In the aftermath of the sinking of USS Indianapolis, the ship's captain - C.B. McVay - was wrongfully accused of losing the ship. His men argued on be...

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