Verne Woods was a young pilot for the U.S. Army Air Corps when he was shot down over the French countryside on New Year’s Eve in 1943. Browse his photos and read excerpts from his interview with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.
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Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In the Philippines, Army Rangers liberated 513 prisoners of war three years after the Bataan Death March.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
American prisoners of war in North Vietnam tell of their experiences at the Hanoi Hilton and other notorious prisons.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.