Fifty nurses arrive on Guadalcanal. Marines and others help aid the women in moving their luggage onshore. Ensign Jean Rogers, of 5800 Garfield Avenue, Kansas City, MO seeks her suitcases among the pile just after she disembarked from a landing craft on May 3, 1944.
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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 […]