World War Two

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


battle of guadalcanal

Battle of Guadalcanal: Allies Strike Japan

The following article on the Battle of Guadalcanal 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. Only sixty days after the Battle of...
u-505

U-505: The German Submarine Captured in 1944

The following article on the U-505 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. In June 1944 USS Guadalcanal’s (CVE-60)...
eric winkle brown

Eric “Winkle” Brown: The RN’s Most-Decorated Pilot

The following article on the career of Eric “Winkle” Brown, a World War II naval pilot, 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...
battle of midway

Battle of Midway: Japan’s Navy Suffers a Mortal Wound

The following article on the Battle of Midway 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 Battle of Midway was a decisive blow...
battle of the coral sea

The Battle of the Coral Sea: The Debut of Aircraft Carriers

The following article on the Battle of the Coral Sea 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 Battle of the Coral Sea was...
war in the pacific

War in the Pacific: American Naval Strategy in WW2

The following article on war in the Pacific during 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. In December 1941 the...
Doolittle Raid

The Doolittle Raid — America’s Retaliation

The following article on the Doolittle Raid 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. Though the U.S. Army and Navy had a long...
operation torch

Operation Torch—A Torch to Vichy France

The following article on Operation Torch 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. Until late 1942 much of northwestern Africa...
hms avenger

HMS Avenger and Dasher

The following article on the HMS Avenger and Dasher 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. As the Guadalcanal campaign peaked...
operation pedestal

Operation Pedestal: The Allies Rescue Malta

 The Origins of Operation Pedestal Operation Pedestal was an operation by the British to provide supplies to Malta in 1942 during World War II in order to attack Axis forces in North Africa During the summer of 1942 the British Fleet Air Arm (FAA) was increasingly...
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