Brigadier General Russell W. Volckmann

When the Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941, Volckmann and his men fought back, and when Bataan fell, Volckmann and a handful of others refused to surrender and escaped the Bataan Death March.

Browning Automatic Rifle

In the autumn of 1918, a powerful new American weapon was introduced to provide assault troops that type of weapon: the Browning Automatic Rifle, then and thereafter known simply as the BAR (not “bar”). The BAR gave attacking troops a genuine tactical advantage in the offensive. It became a legendary weapon that saw service in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts

Camp Myles Standish was just one of many Army bases located in the Boston area. BPOE was the site where troops were actually put on board troop ships and sent off to the war zones.

Special Exhibit to Mark D-Day 80th Anniversary

Ahead of the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2024, the Museum will host the World War II Museum’s traveling exhibit “D-Day: Freedom From Above” in the special exhibition space starting April 6, 2024.

What Did Soldiers Carry?

Learn how the needs of Soldiers were met by the United States Army during the American Civil War and World War II.