Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States and the namesake of USS Ronald Reagan. The Naval History & Heritage Command commemorates the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan with video of his speech at the December 28, 1982 recommissioning of USS New Jersey (BB-62).
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During the furious kamikaze attacks off Okinawa in 1945, the battleship USS Tennessee (BB-43) was struck by a Japanese suicide plane. 22 Americans died in the attack, and another 107 were wounded. This combat footage, filmed during the attack on 12 April 1945, shows the moment of impact. The film opens with a quick shot of another American battleship, possibly USS Idaho (BB-42). At 0:26 seconds of the film, one of the five suicide aircraft that attacked Tennessee (but missed) can be seen exploding in the water, off the port side of the battleship. At 0:37, another Japanese kamikaze begins… Read the rest of this entry »
President Ronald Reagan’s Remarks at the December 28, 1982 Recommissioning of the Battleship New Jersey (BB-62)
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