TBT…

One more WWII video, although this one is actually a mix of actual and CGI, and has been around for a while. The USS Laffey, DD724, was named in honor of LAFFEY (DD-459), sunk during the Naval Battle for Guadalcanal … Continue reading

The Battle of Midway, day 4…

The 6th of June continued the Battle of Midway… At 0510, Enterprise launched 18 SBDs (Scout Bomber- Douglas) – including planes from VS-6, VB-3, and the five Hornet SBDs – to search westward out to 200 miles. At 0645, a … Continue reading

The Battle of Midway, day 3…

June 5th was a day of retrenchment, with the Japanese withdrawing to the west, and the tattered American aviators trying to find them. This video is directed by John Ford, and shot by actual Navy combat photographers both on Midway and … Continue reading

75 years ago…

One of the pivotal battles of WWII started on the 3rd of June and continued on this day… It took place in the Northern Pacific at a little atoll in the middle of ‘nowhere’, called Midway, made up of Sand … Continue reading

Particularly Appropriate…

Considering the ‘holiday’… DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? OR WHERE THIS IS? Answer below the break… … Continue reading

The Grey Man- Series…

In honor of Memorial Day, the entire Grey Man series will be on sale starting Friday, the 26th, ending on the 30th. Get them early for the deeper discount. Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

Try, try, and try again… Turtle, USS Alligator, Intelligent Whale, Holland VI John Philip Holland, the man who developed the first true submarine accepted by U.S. Navy (spending 57 of his 74 years working with submersibles), was born in Liscannor, County … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

Paintings… And space operations… Artists were usually aboard the ships that performed the water recoveries of the US space capsules, which landed in the water, as opposed to the Russian ones which land on the ground. A graduate of the … Continue reading

Small steps…

But more good news for Vets… House Passes Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act Legislation Protects Due Process Rights for Veterans Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds the House of Representatives today for passing The Veterans … Continue reading

Navy ‘Stuff’…

This week is something a bit different… The Mosquito Fleet, AKA PT (Patrol Torpedo) boats. Specifically the WWII variants. The original concept goes back to the 1890s, then called Torpedo Boats. In WWI, the Brits designed what they called Motor … Continue reading