World War II pilot Henry Heim vividly remembers the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, some 3,000 people are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the anniversary of the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
Nelson Mandela was a silent icon to a generation of South African parents too frightened to tell their kids about him. That he seized the imagination of youth and inspired them to rise up against apartheid is one of the great ironies of South African history.
WWII submarine built by Japan to transport bomb-carrying planes to within striking distance of New York was captured by the US. The WWII submarine was studied and scuttled before the Soviets could get a good look.