World War Two


1st Infantry Division: The Big Red One

1st Infantry Division: The Big Red One

The following article on the 1st Infantry Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Tracing its heritage to the First World War, the 1st Infantry Division, also know as the...
82nd Airborne Division

82nd Airborne Division

The following article on the 82nd Airborne Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Activated by Maj. Gen. Omar N. Bradley at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, on 25 March 1942,...
29th Infantry Division: North and South Meet

29th Infantry Division: North and South Meet

The following article on the 29th Infantry Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Part of Maj. Gen. Leonard T. Gerow’s V Corps, the 29th Infantry Division was organized...
4th Infantry Division: Regiments and Batallions

4th Infantry Division: Regiments and Batallions

The following article on the 4th Infantry Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Major General Raymond O. Barton’s ‘‘Ivy Division’’ was activated at Fort Benning,...
USS Enterprise (CVN-65): The Linchpin of the Pacific

USS Enterprise (CVN-65): The Linchpin of the Pacific

The following article on the USS Enterprise is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. From the 1930s to the early 1940s, five...
The Battle of Leyte Gulf: WW2’s Largest Naval Battle

The Battle of Leyte Gulf: WW2’s Largest Naval Battle

The following article on the Battle of Leyte Gulf is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The pace of the Pacific War...
Midway Class Carrier: The Behemoth of the Navy

Midway Class Carrier: The Behemoth of the Navy

The following article on the Midway Class Carrier is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. During the Second World War, the Navy...

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Battle of Okinawa: AKA Operation Iceberg

Battle of Okinawa: AKA Operation Iceberg

The following article on the Battle of Okinawa is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Operation Iceberg—the code name for the...
The British Pacific Fleet in World War Two

The British Pacific Fleet in World War Two

The following article on the British Pacific Fleet is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) had...
Air Raids on Japan in World War Two

Air Raids on Japan in World War Two

The following article on air raids on Japan in World War Two is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’s book On Wave and Wing: The 100 Year Quest to Perfect the Aircraft Carrier. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Lieutenant Commander...
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