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Aug 6

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Monday, August 6, 2018 2:50 PM

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Mushroom Cloud after Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima, Japan of August 6, 1945

On this day 73 years ago, the world changed. Never before had a country used nuclear weapons. The decision was not an easy, but it ultimately would save American lives. In a post from 2010, a silent film was uploaded to the USNI YouTube channel about the atomic bombs. Part 1 of the film includes the loading of “Little Boy” onto the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay and the early morning activities on Tinian prior to takeoff. Part 2 contains footage of the Enola Gay landing after completing its mission over Hiroshima. It then shows the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets, receiving the Distinguished… Read the rest of this entry »

 
May 2

Cameraman Norm Hatch: In His Own Words

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:01 AM

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Amid the whirlwind of the Battle of Tarawa, Japanese soldiers dash for cover as nearby Marines open fire. A cameraman, then–Staff Sergeant Norman Hatch, captured the gripping scene—the only instance that U.S. servicemen and enemy forces appeared in the same World War II combat images. But the footage was only a fraction of what Hatch filmed on Tarawa’s Betio Atoll, the highlights of which appeared in a short documentary, With the Marines at Tarawa. The historic film brought the grim realities of Pacific island fighting to the American home front and earned the 1945 Academy Award for best short-subject documentary. Retired… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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 »