In honor of Veteran’s Day and the brave men and women who have served our country, we’d like to share History’s Veterans Stories with you in reflection of the sacrifices and service of our armed forces.
For all Veterans Stories, go to: www.history.com/veterans-stories.
“The skies over World War I-era Europe served as a brutal testing ground for manned aircraft. Though limited by their primitive machines, these “Knights of the Sky” went on to achieve some of the war’s most extraordinary—and often downright suicidal—feats of heroism. Get the facts on six of the Great War’s most celebrated airborne daredevils.” Read more
“During the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. pilots George Welch and Kenneth Taylor managed to get airborne under fire—twice—and shot down at least six Japanese planes between them.” Read more
“At the Chosin Reservoir, subzero temperatures were much the enemy as communists; frozen bodies were used as sandbags.” Read more
“From George Washington to Dwight D. Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy, military veterans have risen to the nation’s highest office many times through history.” Read more
For more stories and facts, please visit www.history.com/veterans-stories.