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The End of Hornet – Part 2

As a 19-year-old seaman who had been in the Navy for about a year and a half, Richard Nowatzki’s ship USS Hornet (CV 8) was mortally wounded in the intense World War II Battle of Santa Cruz Islands.  In this first-handaccount, from his book Memoirs of a Navy Major, Nowatzki …

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The End of Hornet – Part 1

As a 19-year-old seaman who had been in the Navy for about a year and a half, Richard Nowatzki’s ship USS Hornet (CV 8) was mortally wounded in the intense World War II Battle of Santa Cruz Islands.  In this first-hand account, from his book Memoirs of a Navy Major, …

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5 Things to Know: The Shared Pacific Umbilical of USS Monsoor & USS Missouri

By Dave Werner, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs On Saturday, January 26th the Navy will commission its newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, the USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), at 10:00 a.m. at Naval Air Station North Island.  A little further West in the Pacific, organizers are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the January 1944 …

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Remembering McClelland Barclay

    By Jay Thomas, Assistant Director for Collection Management, Naval History and Heritage Command  For me, one of the joys of working at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) is the different kinds of historical experts on the staff – curators, archaeologists, artists, archivists, historians, and librarians all work …

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The Plan to Attack Pearl Harbor – Again

By Daniel Garas, Naval History and Heritage Command Emboldened by a string of victories across the Pacific in the early months of World War II, the Japanese empire launched a bold and unorthodox attack that is seldom remembered today. Though a tactical victory, the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor …

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The Brothers of Waterloo

  By Arif Patani, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division When it comes to the history of our Navy – or the history of our nation for that matter – there are not too many families that have sacrificed more than the Sullivans. Shortly after the devastating …

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Theodore Roosevelt and Navy Day

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division From John Paul Jones to Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, from Rear Adm. Grace Hopper to Master Chief Carl Brashear – when it comes to heroes and notable people in history, the list of names in naval history is nearly endless. One …

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