In February 1942, the night sky over a blacked out Los Angeles erupted in anti-aircraft fire. Were the Japanese invading? Or was it a UFO? One thing was certain: the city was on the edge.
During World War 2 the British installed airborne interception radar (AIR) in planes of the British Royal Air Force. Before the use of AIR, they had been dealt a heavy blow by German raids at night. However, radar gave pilots a distinct advantage, allowing them to use radio waves to spot enemy...
The conditions at Iwo Jima made the battle an epic of struggle against extreme odds. Ingenious defenses, demoralizing attacks, and the island itself with Mount Suribachi looming in the background gave a special horror to this battle.
The Battle of Pea Ridge was a major turning point west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War fought on March 6-8, 1862.
The British victory opened the door to one of the most important -- and dominant -- weapons to be created in the 20th century.
Iwo Jima was a battle of unmatched length and intensity. But if the war had happened a couple decades earlier or later, the battle might not have been fought. Why did it happen?
In the early years of the Second World War, Britain stood alone against the Nazi hoards. However, our feared commandos started to test the German defences in a variety of ways.
Okinawa was the last and bloodiest battle of the Pacific island hopping campaign in the Pacific during WWII. The Japanese army fought a to the last man, from a series of deep caves anchored around Shuri Castle, which was finally overran by an avalanche of Allied bombs and bullets.
In September 1944 a thrust was planned by Field Marshall Montgomery to bypass the Siegfried Line and isolate Germany from its industrial heart. It went down as a heroic failure. Why did it fail?
The He-162 is an aircraft with more questions than answers. How much combat did it see? Did it ever shoot down another aircraft? Was the one in the Air & Space Museum's collect flown by a top ace?