CATEGORY: World War II
OSS: The Predecessor of the CIA
October 28, 2016

Some 13,000 men and women worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the U.S. intelligence agency during World War II and the forerunner of the modern CIA. Read More

How a Spy’s Marital Troubles Nearly Derailed D-Day
September 29, 2016

Newly declassified files have revealed how one of Britain’s greatest double agent’s marital troubles threatened his cover and could have altered the course of World War II. Read More

The History Teacher Who Outwitted the Gestapo
August 23, 2016

Meet the history teacher-turned-Resistance heroine who outwitted the Gestapo and rescued her husband (more than once) from captivity. Read More

The Atlantic Charter’s Surprising History
August 9, 2016

Get the facts behind a secret meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill that produced a cornerstone of the post-war world order. Read More

Remembering the Sinking of the Bismarck
May 26, 2016

Look back at one of the most epic nautical chases and battles in naval history, the sinking of the mighty Nazi battleship Bismarck. Read More

The First CARE Package
May 11, 2016

Now a part of the popular lexicon, the “CARE Package” is actually a registered trademark dating back 70 years to American humanitarian aid sent to war-torn Europe. Read More

Push Renewed to Award WWII Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal
March 15, 2016

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has proposed to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army, a top-secret unit that engaged in large-scale tactical deception in World War II. Read More

Kickstarter Campaign Begins to Return PT-305 to Water
March 8, 2016

The National World War II Museum launched a Kickstarter campaign today to return a restored PT-305 to the water, and it wants to identify all living PT veterans to invite them on the first ride. Read More

When Dr. Seuss Went to War
March 2, 2016

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss by exploring the children’s author’s little-known work penning political cartoons and producing propaganda films during World War II. Read More

British Royal Navy’s Most Decorated Pilot Dies at 97
February 24, 2016

During a more than 30-year career, Royal Navy test pilot Eric Brown survived 11 crashes, became the first man to land a jet on an aircraft carrier and flew more types of airplanes than anyone in history. Read More