The Solomon Islands campaign was the first major amphibious landing of World War II mounted by America; and was the first major Allied offensive against Imperial Japan. It was the scene of bitter fighting between US and Japanese forces. It was also an campaign of...read more
Archival film footage and interviews with World War II U.S. veterans, historians and the team behind the HBO miniseries "The Pacific" provide an in-depth look at the 1942 Battle of Guadalcanal and the bloody 1945 Battle of Okinawa.
Frederick Rounsville "Fritz" Payne, Jr. (July 31, 1911 – August 6, 2015) was a World War II fighter ace who left his mark on aviation and wartime history by shooting down six Japanese warplanes during the Battle of Guadalcanal. ...read more