Military History Articles
The Bombardment of Ellwood: The First Japanese Attack on Mainland America
The Bombardment of Ellwood. On February 23, 1942, Japanese Submarine I-17 Attacks Petroleum Facilities Near Santa Barbara, California.
World’s First Nuclear Powered Submarine- the U.S.S. Nautilus Sets Sail
January 17th, 1955- World’s First Nuclear Powered Submarine- the U.S.S. Nautilus Sets Sail
A Christmas Eve Disaster: The Sinking of the SS Léopoldville
A Christmas Eve Disaster occurred on December 24th, 1944- SS ' Léopoldville' is torpedoed off France, and 763 American soldiers from the 66th Infantry Division perish.
USS Cobia: A Brief History
The USS Cobia was a Gato-class submarine whose keel was laid down on March 17, 1943, in Groton, Connecticut. After serving in WW2 she went on to become a world class museum ship.
What Really Happened to Glenn Miller?
December 15, 1944: Army Air Force Band leader Major Glenn Miller’s aircraft disappeared, without a trace, on a flight from England to Paris France. Most likely the aircraft crashed into the North Sea or English Channel, adding to the list of famous people lost to us in the prime of their careers, and under mysterious circumstances.
History of the LST - From Normandy to Museum
The LST was one of the unsung heroes of WW2. In almost every major amphibious landing of World War 2, LST's put the allied soldiers ashore. Learn about the history of these ships and how you too can board one.
The USS Panay Incident
The USS Panay incident was an attack on American and Chinese ships by the Japanese military. American and Chinese ships were evacuating civilians from the advancing Japanese military when Japanese aircraft bombed the USS Panay and three Chinese oil tankers. All four ships were sunk. Several sailors and civilians were massacred in the attack.
The Ribbon Creek Incident
How did a Marine Corps Drill Instructor kill 6 Marine recruits? One night on Parris Island in 1956 changed the way the United States Marine Corps trained forever. On the night of April 8th six Marine Corps Recruits, led by their Drill Instructor, marched to their death during a training exercise in the swampy Ribbon Creek.