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Trailer of Upcoming WWII Movie “Greyhound” has been released

The trailer of the upcoming World War 2 movie “Greyhound” has been released today by Sonic Entertainment. Greyhound is inspired on actual events and the storyline goes as follow: In the early days of World War II, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (portrayed by Tom Hanks) in his …

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Grayback (SS-208) photographed in 1941. Naval History and Heritage Comand. Catalog# NH 53771.

The USS Grayback, Missing for 75 Years, Is Discovered Off Okinawa

Private explorers of the Lost 52 Project have finally solved the mystery of the US Navy Submarine, USS Grayback (SS-208), after 75 years. Although the wreck was found on June 5th, they officially announced the discovery on November 10, 2019. The wreck was kept hidden for decades due a single digit error in the Japanese …

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USS Sable (IX-81) underway on the Great Lakes, June 1945.

The Aircraft Carrier Legacy of Lake Michigan

America’s entry into World War II dramatically increased the ranks of naval aviators, correspondingly expanding the requirement for instruction in operating from an aircraft carrier. Carrier qualification previously took place on board frontline ships, but with the threat of German and Japanese submarines in both the Atlantic and Pacific, the Navy looked to Lake Michigan …

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The First Battle of Midway on December 7, 1941

If you’ve studied World War II at all then you’ve heard about the famous Battle of Midway, one of the turning points of the war in the Pacific. Barely six months after Pearl Harbor, following a nearly uninterrupted string of Japanese victories, the US Navy sank four Japanese Aircraft Carriers and a heavy cruiser for …

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Damaged USS Liberty one day (9 June 1967) after the attack.

The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1964

The year 1967 was the Summer of Love in the United States, but while young people, hippies, peace activists and flower children flocked to Haight-Asbury, San Francisco to revel in counterculture music and pharmaceutical enhancements, the summer of ’67 in the Middle East  wasn’t flashing the peace sign.. The Six-Day War, a cataclysmic milestone in …

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Two Brothers Killed on the USS Oklahoma are Finally Accounted For

The DPAA has announced that two US Navy brothers, Seaman 2nd Class Calvin H. Palmer and Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer, who were killed during the attack on the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbour on December 7th, 1941, were finally accounted for on March 19, 2019. On December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based aircraft launched …

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Wreck of World War 2 Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) Discovered

Almost a week after RV Petrel announced they had discovered the first Japanese battleship to be sunk during World War II, Battleship Hiei, the research vessel discovered the wreckage of USN aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). The USS Hornet (CV-8) was sunk during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands on the 27th of October, 1942, …

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Joseph Rochefort

Joseph Rochefort – The Forgotten Hero of the Battle of Midway

Joseph John Rochefort, the man whose decoding of the Japanese codebook led to the American victory at the Battle of Midway, had enemies other than the Empire of Japan. His feats at cryptanalysis were phenomenal, but not universally appreciated, particularly by the codebreakers in Washington, D.C.  Naval jealousy and internal machinations would rob Joseph Rochefort …

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