World War Two

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


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...
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...
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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...
air raids on Japan ww2

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...
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign

Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign

The following article on the Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign 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 Central Pacific...
F6F Hellcat

F6F Hellcat: The Sword of the Pacific Fleet

The following article on the F6F Hellcat 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. In 1943, the United States deployed numerous new...
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Essex Class Aircraft Carrier

The Essex Class Aircraft Carrier

The following article on the Essex Class Aircraft 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. By 1943 momentum was moving...
battle of the santa cruz islands

Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands

The following article on the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands 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 malarial Santa Cruz...
Battle of the Eastern Solomons

Battle of the Eastern Solomons

The following article on the Battle of the Eastern Solomons 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 Battle of the Eastern...
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