Enlisted men reading on the edge of a elevator aboard the USS Lexington (CV-16) in November 1943.
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Officers of the gun boat – the USS Mendota – in 1864. From the day of her commissioning in 1864, Mendota was assigned to the James River Division, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The first ten months she served as a picket ship near Four Mile Creek. Her guns were used to prevent the establishment of […]
D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV D-Day in Pictures: Part V “We got on the beach and they have all these people laying down on the beach that were killed, it was chaos” – SSG Walter Ehlers, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division […]
Dorothy Wheeler, of Lincoln, Nebraska, captain of one of the Navy Nurses softball teams, slams out a long single into left field during a game at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego in June 1943. Grace Nilsen, of Escanaba, Michigan is the catcher. How Navy Nurses Keep Fit – “Keep fit to keep fighting men […]
Two African American sailors standing in front of the USS Mason at the Boston Navy Yard in 1944. The USS Mason (DE-529) was commissioned on March 20, 1944, with a crew of 150 African-American enlisted men and six officers. The vessel was part of the Evarts-class destroyer escort, with the responsibility of providing protection for other naval vessels […]
Operation “Windmill” (officially known as the U.S. Navy Second Antarctic Development Project) was an exploration and training mission to Antarctica in 1947–1948. On December 5, 1947, two naval icebreakers – USS Edisto and USS Burton Island – left Samoa for Antarctic waters. Commanding the 500 men with the operation was Commander Gerald L. Ketchum, a veteran of World […]