The Douglas AD Skyraider wasn't pretty, but its pilots and maintenance crews dubbed it the Able Dog because of its handling and dependability. Some still regard it as "the best airplane ever made for close-in attack."
If you dive with a hatch or the wrong valve open, you’re sunk—both literally and metaphorically
How Confederate veterans dealt with the trauma of defeat and demobilization
In August 1945, the U.S. dropped one of the deadliest weapons—two atomic bombs—on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 12, 1981, IBM revealed its first personal computer, forever changing access to technology in everyday households
Skycranes provided a vital service during the war, and served with the U.S. Army Reserves for several decades
Self-taught tinkerer used punch-card machine that created textile patterns to create an early computer
In 1897 three Swedish aeronauts set out for the North Pole in a balloon, only to disappear in the vast Arctic. Their fate would remain a mystery for 33 years
Adolf Hitler saw Saint-Malo as a linchpin of the Atlantic Wall. The Allies reduced it to rubble
Joseph Bailey built bulwarks to trap water, then let loose the rising flood and saved the Union fleet
During the siege of Savannah, a heavily defended Confederate bastion fell to infantrymen's 'deadly aim'