Arrows label the astounding action in this photo of the Pearl Harbor attack at 9 AM


December 7, 1941. 9 a.m. Pearl Harbor

Every photo has its story to tell. But few capture a moment as fully as this US Navy photo from the Pearl Harbor attack does. See the attack unfold. Read more

General George Patton


Patton: Loved, Hated, Appreciated

Genius. Jerk. Call him what you will, General George Patton managed to do the impossible—alienating peers and subordinates alike. Read more



WWII Mascots of Land, Sea, and Sky

Meet some of the animal companions that lifted the spirits of America’s WWII fighting men.




Cobra King: Where Is She Today?

World War II’s most famous US tank—the one that broke German siege lines at Bastogne 70 years ago in the Bulge—is restored and ready for display. She’s just waiting for the museum where she’ll rest to be constructed.



Hard Times in Hürtgen Forest

View World War II combat photos of American GIs fighting the grueling Battle of Germany’s Hürtgen Forest (often spelled Huertgen or Hurtgen) in 1944.