World War Two

All category topics on the military, political, social, and cultural aspects of the Second World War.


101st Airborne Division

101st Airborne Division: Using Stealth on D-Day

The following article on the 101st Airborne Division is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The ‘‘Screaming Eagles’’ were activated at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, on 15 August...
1st Infantry Division

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,...
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29th Infantry Division

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

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

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...
battle of leyte gulf

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...
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midway class carrier

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...
battle of okinawa

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...
british pacific fleet

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...
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