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2019 Year in Review

By Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division. History is made everyday—especially in the Navy! Once again the Navy made a ton of history in 2019. Read the following blog; click on some of the links for more information; and take a look at some of the moments and …

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The Search for the Kido Butai

Frank Thompson, Deputy Assistant Director for Collection Management  Naval History and Heritage Command Thompson looks over historical documents and records after the discovery of IJN Akagi. Courtesy PaulAllen.com During the first six months of the Pacific War in 1942, the Imperial Japanese Navy wielded one of the most fearsome weapons …

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