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USS Indianapolis: The Legacy, a new top WWII documentary!

USS Indianapolis: The Legacy, produced by filmmakers Sara Vladic and Melanie Capacia Johnson, was an official selection at this year’s GI Film Festival. The film follows the crew from the early days of WWII, when they joined the ship, to the present day, including their fight to exonerate their captain, Charles Butler McVay III. The film’s subject, …

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Wreckage of the U.S. Navy TBM-1C Avenger located by Project RECOVER off Palau. (CREDITS: Eric Terrill (Scripps) / Mark Moline (UD))

Downed TBM-1C Avenger missing since July 1944 now located

An TBM-1C Avenger missing since July 1944 was recently located in the waters surrounding the Pacific Island nation of Palau by Project RECOVER. The remnants of a U.S. TBM-1C Avenger were located this month, it was scattered among the lagoon waters and coral reefs which are surrounding Palau’s island chain. Dozens of U.S. aircraft and remains …

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USS Indianapolis - Men of Courage screenshot

TRAILER: USS Indianapolis – Men of Courage has been released!

Watch the first official trailer of USS Indianapolis – Men of Courage, starring Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore and Thomas Jane. Directed by Mario van Peebles. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is an upcoming war movie which is directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Cam Cannon and Richard Rionda Del Castro. Star actor is …

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HMS Barham Explosion

7 Military Tragedies that were caught on Tape

Within this list are 7 Military Tragedies that were caught on tape, capturing tragic events on video.  These videos were caught by video cameras and were stored, publicized and are kept in an attempt to prevent similar occurrences. The creation of this article is similar in intention as well as to show you readers what could go …

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Maritime Communications – Communications Officer of PC-486

Unlikely Allies: Cooperation between the American Mafia & the U.S. Military during WWII

On December 7th, 1941, after years of tenuous relations with the Japanese Empire, the United States found itself under siege.  Pearl Harbor, the home of the United States Navy’s Pacific Fleet, had been virtually annihilated.  The United States at once was at war with a foe that possessed a marked naval advantage.  While the United …

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Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy

Naval Careers of America’s Six Sailor Presidents

From 1961 to 1993 the Navy could boasted veterans in the nation’s highest office, with the exception of Army veteran Ronald Reagan’s 8-year term of 1981-89. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, James E. “Jimmy” Carter and George H.W. Bush all previously served their nation wearing Navy blue. Interestingly …

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The upcoming USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Movie

UPDATE 6 MAY 2016: The first official trailer of USS Indianapolis – Men of Courage has been released.  USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is an upcoming war movie which is directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Cam Cannon and Richard Rionda Del Castro. Star actor is Nicolas Cage who will play Captain Charles Butler …

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Maritime Communications – Communications Officer of PC-486

Battle for Maritime Communications during World War II

In 1938, Germany had only 3 “pocket” battleships, 6 light cruisers, 7 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats, and 36 submarines—many of which were unfit for ocean service[1]. The British Home Fleet alone had: 15 battleships, 62 cruisers, 7 aircraft carriers, 178 destroyers, and 56 submarines[2]. As the war drew closer, German naval planners were convened by …

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