This Day in History: Medal of Honor recipients at the Battle of Anzio

During this week in 1944, Allied forces begin an effort that would ultimately bring the World War II Battle of Anzio to an end. That battle to help free Italy from the Axis powers had been ongoing for months! Twenty-two Americans would ultimately receive a Medal of Honor for their contributions to the effort. But […]

This Day in History: World War II’s most famous bomber, Memphis Belle

On this day in 1943, a B-17 Flying Fortress completes its 25th combat mission without losing a member of its crew. Memphis Belle would return to the United States, embark on a war bond tour, and become one of the most famous bombers to emerge from World War II. She was nearly sold for scrap […]

This Day in History: The United States Coast Guard sinks German submarine U-352

On this day in 1942, a United States Coast Guard cutter sinks a German submarine just off the coast of North Carolina. Dozens of Germans are captured. Yes, you read that correctly. A German submarine was patrolling the east coast of the United States during the early months of World War II. The Germans captured […]

This Day in History: Heroism at the Battle of the Coral Sea

On this day in 1942, the multi-day Battle of the Coral Sea is waged. Three United States Navy officers would receive the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the intense battle. The Japanese were then on offense, trying to establish bases in and around New Guinea. They had just one small problem: The United […]

This Day in History: Lt. Col. Phillip Rasmussen, hero of Pearl Harbor

On this day in 2005, Lt. Col. Phillip Rasmussen passes away. He is best known for his actions on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  He’s since been dubbed the “Pajama Pilot.” He was one of the few fighter pilots to get a plane into the air that day. But when […]