Military Information & Intelligence

This section provides information about many topics realted to the organization and operation of the military in the U.S. and other countries as well as related topics with a military flavor.

Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941
Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941.

Today in WW II: 7 Dec 1941 Japanese attack US Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, sinking or severely damaging 18 ships: 8 battleships, 3 light cruisers, and 3 destroyers .  More 
7 Dec 1941 Japanese declare war on Britain and United States.
7 Dec 1941 In North Africa, the Afrika Korps fell back to El Agheila, halting their retreat and the British Operation Crusader advance there.
7 Dec 1944 US Army units land at Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands cutting off the Japanese ability to reinforce and supply Leyte.
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Military Information & Intelligence

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