When visitors tour the Armed Forces History Museum, they are consistently amazed when they learn all the military vehicles (tanks, halftracks, jeeps, etc.) have been fully restored in-house AND are in operational condition. This means the vehicles at the AFHM don’t just get an exterior refurbishing in order to be on display. [...]
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz is no doubt one of the top US Navy Admirals and is well-known for his role in World War II, though this was only a small portion of his career which spanned from 1905 to 1966. Born on February 24, 1885, Nimitz originally wanted [...]
William “Bill” Mauldin is known for his WWII cartoons – Willie and Joe – portraying US soldiers. His two characters “Willie and Joe” took on the persona of the weary infantry soldiers who, despite the war’s challenges, stoically endured the challenges and dangers they faced as members [...]
During World War II, Isoroku Yamamoto was the Japanese Marshal Admiral and commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet. He served in the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1901 until his death in 1943.
Yamamoto graduated from the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and throughout his service held a number of significant [...]
World War II Battle of Saipan was fought from June 15 thru July 9, 1944. Part of the Pacific campaign, the bombardment of this island began two days prior when fifteen battleships unleashed 165,000 shells. The ships maintained a distance of [...]
Just about everyone has heard of the World War I German ace Manfred von Richthofen, otherwise known as “The Red Baron”. Von Richthofen was born on May 2, 1892 in the city of Kleinburg (Poland). As a child, he enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and even gymnastics, where he excelled [...]