June 6, 1944 Follow American fighting men as they and their allies prepare for and launch the great Normandy Invasion. Click to view our gallery of National Archives photos; hover over each image for captions.
The army General George S. Patton, Jr. fielded for the 1944 Normandy D-Day Invasion was unlike any other. It was a complete and unabashed fake.
While the greatest invasion force in history prepared for D-Day, US Navy sub hunters tracked down a U-boat. Their prize would become a permanent piece of WWII history.
February 1945: Clearing ash-coated Iwo Jima of its grim Japanese defenders was a grind unlike anything US marines had experienced before. Click to view our gallery of National Archives photos; hover over each image for captions.
From how early US brass knew the attack was coming, to the number of windows on the USS Arizona Memorial, myths abound. Which are true?
The 2,390 Americans who died in and around Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, weren’t just statistics. Here are the names of the fallen.
JFK in WWII
As America remembers John F. Kennedy 50 years after his assassination, we bring you two articles about the WWII service that helped put him in the White House.
JFK and PT-109
JFK and PT-59 at Choiseul
Assembly line workers in Clintonville kept the armies rolling forward at the front.