Wolf Beneath the Waves: U-505 Joins the Battle of the Atlantic
For Allied leaders, 1942 was a year of incredible danger and anxiety in the Battle of the Atlantic.
USS Mason: First in its Class
USS Mason was the first US Navy fleet vessel crewed by a majority of African American sailors.
Sailor Charles Walter David Jr. Gave His Life to Save Fellow Americans
Coast Guardsman Charles Walter David Jr. volunteered to rescue sailors from the doomed USAT Dorchester and also saved the lives of two of his own shipmates.
'Home Alive By ‘45’: Operation Magic Carpet
Though lasting only 360 days, Operation Magic Carpet was the largest combined air and sealift ever organized.
The Sinking of the SS Athenia
This is the story of Michael McShane and how he survived the sinking of the SS Athenia, the first ship torpedoed by a U-boat in World War II.
Forgotten Fights: USS Buckley Duels U-66
The Battle of the Atlantic was fought with some of the newest technologies, however, in one duel, creative sailors resorted to kitchenware in an effort to fend off boarding enemy sailors.
Inspired by True Events: A Greyhound Reading List
Portrayed in the new film Greyhound, starring Tom Hanks, the Battle of the Atlantic raged for almost six years. Here is a reading list to learn more about the epic battle to supply Allied forces in Europe.
Best of WWII Public Programs: Hidden Gems
We look back at some of the best author events at The National WWII Museum.
Stars in Service: Famous Entertainers in the US Navy and Coast Guard
Many entertainers and future celebrities answered their country's call and donned US Navy and Coast Guard blues, serving at sea during the war.
African Americans Fought for Freedom at Home and Abroad during World War II
In the face of racism and segregation, Black men and women served in every branch of the armed services during World War II.
Horror in the Arctic: The Catastrophe of Convoy PQ-17
Winston Churchill called it "one of the most melancholy naval episodes in the whole of the war.”
Letters of Condolence
Two months before Pearl Harbor, a sailor became Louisiana's first fatality in World War II.