April 27, 2015 Allied forces conquered Sicily in the summer of 1943, securing the island by August 17. This defeat precipitated the fall of Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini, and the new Italian government negotiated an armistice with the Allies.
April 21, 2015 The United States and Great Britain have been firm allies for a century. Their mutually beneficial relationship particularly deepened during World War II, when the circumstances of war brought hundreds of thousands of Americans through the British Isles.
March 23, 2015 In the aftermath of World War I, wives became widows, and mothers outlived their sons. More than 100,000 Americans died during the Great War, creating suffering and pain for those family members they left behind.
March 20, 2015 Never Forgotten, an ABMC World War I documentary, will premier at the 2015 GI Film Festival in May. Never Forgotten follows the story of Sergeant Paul Maynard, a doughboy from Connecticut.
March 12, 2015 During World War II the British not only served as one of our closest Allies, England became the base for American forces in northern Europe specifically before the invasion of the mainland in June 1944.
March 9, 2015 On June 6, 1944 the history of the world changed when the Allies landed along the Normandy coast, beginning the D-Day invasion of World War II. Tens of thousands of Americans lost their lives in the invasion and during the ensuing campaign.
February 25, 2015 The 99th Fighter Squadron first saw combat in World War II in June 1943 over the Italian island of Pantelleria. While the mission was standard in terms of aerial support, it was a historic milestone for the squadron, and for the American military.
February 10, 2015 On the Western Front of World War I, death did not discriminate. Artillery screaming towards the trenches treated men of all color the same. But the soldiers of the 92nd and 93rd divisions lived segregated lives both in and out of war.
February 10, 2015 Facilities, including the visitor center and restrooms at Normandy American Cemetery will be closed on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. due to utility work in the area.