History Stories
CATEGORY: U.S Home Front in World War II
World War II’s Bizarre “Battle of Los Angeles”
February 23, 2017

On February 25, 1942, an infamous false alarm saw American military units unleash a torrent of anti-aircraft fire in the skies over Los Angeles. Read More

Port Chicago Disaster Stuns the Nation, 70 Years Ago
July 17, 2014

70 years after the worst home front disaster of World War II, learn how an explosion at a California port sparked a Naval mutiny and led to an influential debate on civil rights. Read More

Fighting to Save Rosie the Riveter’s Factory
July 31, 2013

A non-profit group is fighting to save Michigan's Willow Run factory from demolition and preserve its historic legacy. Read More

Unlikely World War II Soldiers Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor
November 3, 2011

Nearly 70 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II, Japanese-American soldiers receive the country’s highest civilian honor. Read More

Inspiration for Iconic Rosie the Riveter Image Dies
December 30, 2010

Geraldine Hoff Doyle, the model for an iconic poster associated with Rosie the Riveter, died on December 26 at the age of 86. Read More