Archive for the 'Battle of Midway' Category

Jun 5

Battle of #Midway Hangout

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 6:40 AM

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http:// The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) and U.S. Navy Chief of Information (CHINFO) hosted a panel discussion, 3 June 2013, on the Battle of Midway and it’s influence on U.S. Navy doctrine through the years and the role the Navy plays in the Pacific today. The panelists consisted of Moderator, Dr. Timothy Frances, NHHC; Mr. Robert Cressman, NHHC; CAPT Jeffrey S. Wolstenholme, OPNAV N3N5; Dr. Thomas C. Hone, author and former senior executive; and Mr. Karl Zingheim, USS Midway Museum Historian.  If you missed the live broadcast or would like to watch it again, please kick back and enjoy the informative discussion from this… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 4

Reading Yamamoto’s Mail

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:09 PM

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Reading Yamamoto’s Mail RADM D. M. “Mac” Showers, USN-Retired by Ronald Russell  (This post if from the Battle of Midway Roundtable and originally appeared in Veterans Biographies, distributed during the annual Battle of Midway commemoration in San Francisco, June 2006) In August 1940 Mac Showers joined the Naval Reserve while in his senior year at the University of Iowa, where he majored in journalism and political science. He was commissioned as a USNR ensign in September 1941 and commenced active duty with the 13th Naval District headquarters (Com 13) in Seattle. At Com 13 he was introduced to the world… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 4

Stealing the Enemy’s Secrets

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:34 AM

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Stealing the Enemy’s Secrets Lt. Commander Philip H. Jacobsen, USN-Ret by Ronald Russell  (This post is from the Battle of Midway Roundtable and originally appeared in Veterans Biographies, distributed during the annual Battle of Midway commemoration in San Francisco, June 2006) Upon graduation from high school in 1941, Phil Jacobsen knew that he wanted a career in radio electronics, but there was no money in his family for college. He turned to the Navy as a training resource, and succeeded in getting into radio school after boot camp. Freshly trained in radio operation, equipment maintenance, and message handling procedures, his class… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 4

Navy Cryptology and the Battle of Midway: Our Finest Hour

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 7:00 AM

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  Navy Cryptology and the Battle of Midway: Our Finest Hour A special feature of the BATTLE OF MIDWAY ROUNDTABLE by LCDR Philip H. Jacobsen, USN-Ret  (Editor’s note: the following is the text of an address given by LCDR Jacobsen to a gathering of Naval Security Group personnel at San Diego in 2000. It has been edited slightly for clarity and to better suit this format.) The Advent of U.S. Naval Cryptology  Although my part in the Battle of Midway was very small, I appreciate this opportunity to relate to you some of the more important achievements of my contemporary… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Jun 3

Synopsis of the Battle of Midway (3-7 June 1942)

Monday, June 3, 2013 8:35 AM

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Those who have only a casual knowledge of the Second World War might know little more about the Battle of Midway than the fact that it was an important American victory in the Pacific Theater. After all, the war had countless major battles, and a great many of them involved far more men and arms than fought at Midway. A tally of the forces engaged and lost there, pales to insignificance in the face of the much larger battles later in the war, particularly in Europe. But in fact, the Battle of Midway was one of the most important battles… Read the rest of this entry »

 
May 31

Commemorating the Battle of Midway

Friday, May 31, 2013 12:35 PM

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The Battle of Midway, fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific and one of the most significant events in US Navy history. Through innovative naval intelligence, bold tactics, raw courage, and determination, the US Navy emerged victorious and changed the tide of the war. The victory also had tremendous influence on the ethos of the US Navy and helped set the standard for expectations of today’s Sailors. Join us online for the Battle of Midway panel “U.S. Navy: The Battle of Midway and the Pacific Today” using a… Read the rest of this entry »

 
May 29

Sharing the Naval History Narrative: Battle of Midway

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:10 AM

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  Attention naval historians, authors, bloggers, web masters and enthusiasts: Next week marks the 71st Anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the nation’s most historically significant naval victory. As this historic event approaches, the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) has taken the liberty of listing out numerous Battle of Midway resources, such as videos, images, documents and more, so that you or your command can repurpose and share the Midway and Navy narrative. We hope that the below resources allow you to celebrate this important Naval victory and share this pivotal period in American and naval history. Still Images:… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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