This Day in History: Four military chaplains & their amazing sacrifice

On this day in 1943, four military chaplains sacrifice their lives when their troop transport ship is struck by a German torpedo. “[A]s I left the ship,” one engineer later said, “I looked back and saw the chaplains . . . with their hands clasped, praying for the boys. They never made any attempt to […]

This Day in History: Barney F. Hajiro and the rescue of the “Lost Battalion”

On this day in 2011, a Medal of Honor recipient passes away. Barney F. Hajiro was the son of Japanese immigrants. He was also living in Hawaii Territory when Pearl Harbor was bombed. How many emotions did Japanese-Americans, particularly in Hawaii, go through in those days? They knew their fellow citizens had become fearful of […]

This Day in History: The so-called “One-Man Air Force,” Major James Howard

On this day in 1944, an American fighter pilot singlehandedly takes on 30 German fighter planes. “For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I’ve ever seen,” one witness concluded. “It was a case of one lone American against what seemed to be the entire Luftwaffe. He was all over the wing, across […]