New Post has been published onhttp://jcsnavy.alljc.co/?p=15714 “The USS San Francisco (CA 38) is forward of the USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37) on the left and the USS Houston (CA 30) is forward of the USS Chicago (CA 29) at Mare Island Navy Yard between Nov...
The USS Intrepid which is the center of New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum had been around for ages since the World War II when it first came into the limelight. It was dubbed as “Fighting I” in the Pacific in World War II after surviving a number of bomb hits as well as kamikaze. The ship has a number of combat records attached to her name, she sank two Japanese battleships and several other vessels, destroyed over 600 enemy aircraft.
73 years ago today - 13 September 1943 Infantrymen of Company 'I', 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th US Infantry Division await the word to advance in pursuit of retreating Japanese forces. The Vella Lavella Island Front, in the Solomon Islands, Southwest Pacific. 13th of September 1943
Eugene Sledge - Writer of, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, one of the most well known first-hand memoirs about the War in the Pacific. Was a US Marine in the 1st Marine Division, surviving some of the grizzliest WWII battles, which he did describe in detail. Later went on to become a university professor. His writings are used frequently for resource material, and work as a basis to the HBO miniseries, The Pacific.