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In July 2012, NOAA marine debris divers from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (PIFSC-CRED) discovered a sunken aircraft in the lagoon within Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, part of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National...read more

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The USS Independence (CVL-22) was a United States Navy light aircraft carrier served during the Second World War. She took part in the attacks on Rabaul, Tarawa, Luzon, Okinawa, in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and others strike duties. When war finished, Independence was used as a target during...read more

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Struggling to stay afloat financially, the USS Kidd has embarked on a fundraising effort selling what officials describe as “unique war bonds” to the public, Olivia Mcclure,...read more

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In service for less than two years during World War lI, the USS Batfish (SS-310) and those who sailed in her won 9 battle stars, sank 15 enemy ships, damaged numerous others, and even rescued three, wet but happy, Army pilots whose B-25 bomber had crashed into the Sea of Japan. In that respect...read more

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The Battle of Leyte Gulf is the largest naval battle in the Pacific, and the largest naval battle in recorded history. The battle spanned 100,000 square miles of sea; and was fought for three days, from October 23 to October 25, 1944, during the invasion of Leyte by the...read more

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The Hellcat was a terrific airplane and very effective fighter. It was positively a piece of cake to fly; just a dream.... The difference between the F4F [Wildcat] and the F6F was night and day. We had more range, more speed, more power... more everything. (US Navy...read more

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 HQ Batallón) May 10, 2015

This video tells the story of African Americans during the period 1940 through 1946. Covering all phases and theaters of World War II, it focuses on the contributions of these brave men and women on the home and war fronts to the eventual Allied victory. It also shows us they struggle against...read more

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Diving the wrecks of USS Houston and HMAS Perth in Indonesia. Poor vizibility and strong currents prevented wide angle shots, but the close images of the wreck give a feel for the carnage the sailors must have gone through.

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The USS Franklin (CV-13), nicknamed "Big Ben," was an Essex-class aircraft carriers. She served in the Pacific War campaign: Bonin and Mariana Islands assaults, Peleliu, invasion, invasion landings on Leyte, Honshū...read more

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