The Supermarine Spitfire, a renowned British fighter aircraft, holds a significant place in aviation history. Its development and operational history spanned from the late 1930s to the post-World War II era, leaving an indelible mark on the annals of aerial warfare.
Millions of men served in the United States military during World War 1. None of them are living but some have left evidence of their World War 1 adventures. Private Ralph Schenken of the U.S. Army’s 27th Division was one of those.
September 11, 2001 is a date that will never be forgotten in the annals of American History. Muslim extremists highjacked commercial airliners which were then flown into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave the world hope for future peace. However, growing tensions in the Middle East climaxed in 1990 with Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The M1 tank would finally get its chance to see combat action.
The 1980s, now considered the “good old days” by many members of the U.S. military, saw the M1 enter widespread use in the American military but only in a training and guard duty role.
Since the early 1960s U.S. defense ordnance workers and contractors had been working on a new main battle tank design to replace the M60 tank. A larger caliber gun and better protection for the crew were desired.
Video of calvary and horse training at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Georgia in February of 1918 by the U.S. Army’s 31st Division.
Most everyone is aware of the World War II amphibious landings at Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and many other islands. However, some armchair generals may not be aware of the invasion of Angaur Island in the Pacific in 1944.
America’s fighting men and women have endured the hardships of combat for almost 250 years. However, those hardships haven’t prevented Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen from celebrating the Holy holiday. CombatTales.com presents a look at American war fighters celebrating Christmas during times of war.
Rare video footage of soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Division boxing.
Recently uncovered color video footage of U.S. Navy and Marines forces conducting combat landing operations in the Pacific Theater. Large numbers of captured Japanese soldiers are also shown.
United States forces captured the Japanese hospital ship Tachibana Maru in early August 1945 after it was discovered the Japanese were transporting fresh troops and weapons to battle areas of need.