WWII Bombing and Air Battles Footage

During World War II the aircraft, along with the tank and the howitzer, played a vital role in winning a battle or successfully carrying out a military campaign. The German Blitzkrieg could only be conducted with the Luftwaffe air supremacy, which the Third Reich enjoyed during the first two or three years of the war. […]

Dogfights over the Pacific

There were many dogfights in the skies of the Pacific Theater of operations in WWII, but the best example are those fought mainly between F6F Hellcats and Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft during the Battle of the Philippine Sea, also known as the Great Mariana Turkey Shoot, on June 19-20, 1944. During the battles of […]

Why did Japan lose WWII to the Allies?

The reason Japan lost WWII to the Allies was that its industrial and technological capacity was not as strong and advanced as the American and British one. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the Japanese military thought they had inflicted a permanent, crippling blow to the US Navy. However, it […]

Battle of Rennell Island

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The Battle of Rennell Island was a WWII naval battle fought between the US Navy’s Task Force 18 and Japanese Navy medium bombers, on January 29-30, 1943, off the coast of Rennell Island, near Guadalcanal, Solomons Islands, South Pacific. By early 1943, the US Marines, supported by US warships, had successfully and permanently secured Guadalcanal […]

Expansion of Japanese Empire (Summary)

The territorial and geopolitical expansion of the Japanese Empire began in 1895, under Emperor Meiji, with the Japanese victory over China in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), after which Imperial Japan obtained the Liaodong Peninsula and Formosa Island (Taiwan), gaining also control over Korea. In the 1930’s, during the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japan seized Manchuria […]

Task Force 16

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The Task Force 16 (TF16) was a US Navy’s fleet that operated in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Created in February 1942, its first commander was Vice Admiral William F Halsey. It consisted of one aircraft carrier (USS Enterprise CV-6), two cruisers (USS Northampton CA-26 and Salt Lake City CA-25), and six destroyers. […]