What If Japan Hadn’t Attacked Pearl Harbor?
What If Japan Hadn’t Attacked Pearl Harbor?

Please link source article What If Japan Hadn’t Attacked Pearl Harbor? December 7th, 1941. Just before 0800 that Sunday morning, an aerial striking force of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise assault on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack was a preemptive maneuver to cripple the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, a... » read more

Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo
Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo

Please link source article Iwo Jima: The Story Behind the Iconic Photo From February 19 to March 26, 1945, American and Japanese forces were locked in a grueling and bloody battle on the island of Iwo Jima. Taking the island would be a strategic victory for the United States that would put the nation’s military... » read more

The Only Mission of USS Liscome Bay
The Only Mission of USS Liscome Bay

Please link source article The Only Mission of USS <em>Liscome Bay</em> On December 9, 1942, just over a year after the United States suffered the attack on Pearl Harbor, the keel of a new Casablanca–class escort carrier was laid down at the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company in Vancouver, WA. Launched in June of 1943, the new... » read more

The Alamo Scouts of the Pacific Theater
The Alamo Scouts of the Pacific Theater

Please link source article The Alamo Scouts of the Pacific Theater When the Imperial Japanese Navy struck Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it launched an armed conflict that would lead to the creation of many specialized teams throughout the Pacific Theater. The War in the Pacific became a proving ground for men to show... » read more

USS Schley Survivor Joe White
USS Schley Survivor Joe White

Please link source article USS <em>Schley</em> Survivor Joe White The 1930s were difficult for the United States. The Great Depression gripped the nation, causing economic worry from coast to coast. Families did what they could to survive. Even children chipped in, selling newspapers or working on farms and picking up whatever odd jobs they could... » read more

Edward Killeen, USS Tennessee Survivor
Edward Killeen, USS Tennessee Survivor

Edward Killeen was born on June 18, 1922 in Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up in that landlocked place, he didn’t have an opportunity to travel by sea or experience life aboard a ship. His only route to joining the United States Marine Corps was through his musical talent. He enlisted as a bugler, and was stationed... » read more