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The Evolution of Fueling at Sea

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Nov 30, 2019
Fleet Oiler USS Sabine (AO 25) refuels the carrier USS Enterprise (CV 6) while underway during the WWII Doolittle Raid operation in April 1942 Chester Nimitz first became acquainted with the...
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Mission to Mukden

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Nov 30, 2019
Former POW’s Lt. General Jonathan Wainwright, commander of Allied forces in the Philippines, and Lt. General Arthur Percival, commander of Allied forces in Malaya and Singapore, (standing behind...
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Preceding Statehood: Overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy on January 17, 1893

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Nov 30, 2019
The landing force of the USS Boston, on duty in Honolulu at the time of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, on January 17, 1893. Source: Archives of Hawaii photo collection. On August 21, 1959,...
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Operation Magic Carpet

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Nov 30, 2019
Left Image: USS Missouri underway with her escort, the destroyer USS Kimberly, September 1945 Right Image: More than 29,000 servicemen returned home aboard the USS Saratoga, more than any other...
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For Conspicuous Gallantry - The USS Michael Murphy

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Nov 30, 2019
The USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) was welcomed home to Pearl Harbor this morning with ship’s horns sounding. The Arleigh-Burke guided missile destroyer is returning from deployment in the U.S. 4th...
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9/ll Where were you, that early Tuesday morning, 18 years ago, September 11, 2001?

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Nov 30, 2019
If you were in Hawaii, you remember those early morning phone calls from friends or family, telling you to wake up, to turn on the TV, to watch, as that unspeakably tragic event unfolded before our...
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Approaching War’s End

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Nov 30, 2019
Annotated partial view of 1945 USN Tokyo Bay Approach Chart. Source: Naval History and Heritage CommandSeventy-four years ago today… (The following excerpts are transcribed from Missouri’s World...
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I Christen Thee Missouri…

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Nov 30, 2019
Miss Jane Tunstall Lingo, Sponsor Miss Mary Margaret Truman and the Honorable Harry S. Truman, Senator from Missouri, at the launching of Battleship Missouri at Brooklyn’s New York Naval Shipyard,...
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Sasebo

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Nov 30, 2019
Sasebo Harbor with Seishin Cathedral in view (also called Miura-cho Catholic church). It began as a small fishing village, on the Japanese island of Kyushu, eventually becoming part of the Hirado...
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Gyokuon Hoso: The Jewel Voice Broadcast

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Nov 30, 2019
Citizens of Japan listen to their Emperor’s voice for the first time. The recording took place late at night, on August 14, 1945, in a room of the Imperial Household Ministry. It was broadcast at...
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The Brewer’s Son

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Nov 30, 2019
He was born on August 28, 1890, a Roman Catholic, the son of a brewer, a trade he later adopted. He was 24 years old, with blue eyes and dark brown hair, with tattoos on both forearms, when he...