Doris Miller in 1942. US Navy Photo
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The fourth Ford-class carrier will be named in honor of World War II icon Doris Miller, the first black recipient of the Navy Cross, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Saturday. Read More
Wreck Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier Kaga on Oct. 17. Vulcan Image
Researchers have discovered the wreck of the Imperial Japanese Navy carrier that was key to the attack on Pearl Harbor and that sank at the Battle of Midway, U.S. officials confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
PORTSMOUTH, U.K. — On June 5, 1944, an armada of over 1213 warships set out to escort 4126 landing craft and 864 merchant ships across the storm-tossed waters of the English Channel in the largest ever amphibious landing in history. Read More
The following is the May 28, 2019 report, Defense Primer: 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 report from the Congressional Research Service. Read More
Wreckage of USS Wasp (CV-7). Photo released by R/V Petrel.
The late Paul Allen’s research team announced they found the wreckage of the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CV-7) in the Coral Sea. Read More
5 inch guns of the USS Hornet. R/V Petrel photo.
This post has been updated to include a statement by Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran.
The late Paul Allen’s research team discovered the wreckage of World War II’s USS Hornet (CV-8), the aircraft carrier that launched the Doolittle Raid and participated in the Battle of Midway before being sunk in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands by Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and ship-launched torpedoes. Read More
The following is the Dec. 28, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2018. Read More
The following is a 2007 interview with former President George H. W. Bush for the U.S. Naval Institute’s Americans At War series. Read More
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, billionaire philanthropist and ocean explorer who helped find several lost World War II warships, died on Monday. Read More
USS Abner Read (DD 526), bow view. Hunters Point, California, June 13, 1943. US Navy Photo from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command
Halfway through his midwatch, 19-year-old Seaman Daryl Weathers scanned the screens in the darkened radio shack as the USS Abner Read (DD-526) hunted Japanese submarines off the Aleutian island of Kiska on Aug. 18, 1943. Read More