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Dive on Houston Day 4: The Survey’s Final Day

By Dr. Alexis Catsambis, Naval History and Heritage Command, Underwater Archaeology Branch (Thursday, June 11, 2014) Today was our last day of operations on the presumed site of USS Houston. Operations began once more with a morning brief involving the master diver, Senior Chief William Phillips, Chief Warrant Officer Jason …

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Dive on Houston Day 2: The Survey Begins

By Dr. Alexis Catsambis, Naval History and Heritage Command, Underwater Archaeology Branch (Tuesday, June 10, 2014) Operations began this morning at 6 a.m. when I held a brief with Master Diver Phillips and Chief Warrant Officer Jason Shafer. By 6:30 a.m. Safeguard was located near the vicinity of the first …

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D-Day: Gen. Eisenhower’s message to Allied troops

At dawn on June 6, 1944, nearly 7,000 U.S. and British ships and craft carrying close to 160,000 troops lay off the Normandy beaches, surprising German commanders, who had overestimated the adverse weather’s impact and were also expecting landings to the northeast, in the Pas-de-Calais area. Known as Operation Overlord, …

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DD-Day invasion of Normandy Q & A

Capt. Henry Hendrix, (Ph.D) Naval History and Heritage Command director and Robert Cressman, NHHC historian answer questions about the D-Day invasion of Normandy, codenamed Operation Neptune in this four part series.   Question 1: How important was the element of surprise during D-Day operations? Question 2: How does D-Day compare …

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Battle of Midway Q & A’s

Capt. Henry Hendrix (Ph.D), Naval History and Heritage Command director and Robert Cressman, NHHC historian answer questions about the Battle of Midway in this five part series. Question 1: What were the four most critical minutes of the Battle of Midway? Question 2: Intelligence played a large part in the …

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Battle of Midway: Naval War College Lecture

On June 3 at 1:30 p.m. ET, the Naval War College commemorates the Battle of Midway with a lecture by historian and author Jonathan Parshall, co-author of the book “Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway.” Making extensive use of untapped Japanese primary sources, including Imperial Japanese operation records, …

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