Category Archives: Naval History

The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective – YouTube Video

As the anniversary of the Battle of Midway is at hand, I saw this recently on YouTube – The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective (1/2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd8_vO5zrjo (around 41:45 minutes long). I don’t see a Part 2 … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 21, 2019

I saw this earlier on Ancestry.com today – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 21, 2019: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. I am including the latest updates since May 17, 2019. New and Updated   UPDATED Florida, County Marriage Records, 1823-1982 5/21/2019 … Continue reading

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Japanese WW2 African Raid! – YouTube Video

A little known World War II campaign – Japanese WW2 African Raid!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKhxd5qW4s (about 8:43 minutes long).

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RIP Richard “Dick” Cole, Doolittle Raider April 9, 2019

Updated with a link to several more Virtual Cemeteries. I was at home last night when I saw the note on Facebook about Doolittle Raider Dick Cole dying. He was 103 years old and the last surviving member of the … Continue reading

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Kerrin Humphrey – Boatswain’s mate, Royal Australian Navy YouTube Video

Seems I am in an Australian mood today – Kerrin Humphrey – Boatswain’s mate, Royal Australian Navy YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfrpfPtVOsI (around 16:53 minutes long). In 61 minutes, I will be posting about the ANZAC Memorial which is the YouTube channel … Continue reading

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Oldest Submarine Still On Active Duty

I ran across the article on Facebook a while back and kept meaning to do a post about the submarine. It seems I lost the original link. One of my first thoughts was maybe it’s a museum sub that was … Continue reading

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Soviet B-39 Submarine Ship Museum, San Diego, California

As part of my ongoing Ship Museums series, I chose B-39, a Russian submarine that is now part of the San Diego Maritime Museum. GPS locations: Google Maps, Microsoft Bing, Mapquest Soviet B-39: http://www.hnsa.org/hnsa-ships/soviet-b-39/ Official website – Maritime Museum of … Continue reading

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USCGC Comanche (ATA-202, WATA-202, WMEC-202) Coast Guard Ship Museum

USCGC Comanche (ATA-202, WATA-202, WMEC-202) http://www.hnsa.org/hnsa-ships/uscgc-comanche-ata-202-wata-202-wmec-202/ Built At: Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, Texas Official Website – http://www.76fsa.org/cgta/comanche.htm (no longer works), but Wayback Machine to the rescue: https://web.archive.org/web/20160325032119/http://www.76fsa.org/cgta/comanchee.htm. USCG (Wayback Machine): https://web.archive.org/web/20170430211615/https://www.uscg.mil/history/cutters/165a/Comanche1934.asp Bing Maps: Bing Maps USCGC Comanche … Continue reading

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Interesting Little Known Coast Guard Medal of Honor Facts

If you go to Wikipedia and most Medal of Honor related websites, you hear about the three (3) Medal of Honor designs – Army, Navy, and Air Force. However, if you read this section of Wikipedia’s Medal of Honor article: … Continue reading

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See How The Seabees Handle The Difficult, And The Impossible

In honor of SeaBees 77th Birthday March 5, 2019, I decided to share this blog post: See How The Seabees Handle The Difficult, And The Impossible: https://blog.theveteranssite.greatergood.com/seebees-difficult/  

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