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Another from “Steichen at War”

11-12-18 Today is, of course, the “legal holiday” following yesterday’s 11-11-11 Day of Remembrance.  What strikes me about this slice-of-life photo of men far away from home, lined up hoping to get mail from loved ones is just that:  the … Continue reading

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Steichen at War

11-12-18 Edward Steichen, a renowned photographer in his early 60’s when WWII broke out, wanted to enlist in the Navy and contribute to the war effort by photographing it.  To make a long story short, he convinced Admiral Radford, who … Continue reading

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Operation Sho 1 and the Battles for Leyte ( “the Second Battle of the Philippines Sea” )

10-21-18 This complex series of events, combining MacArthur’s infantry and “his Navy” (7th Fleet) and the ships of Halsey’s Task Force 38, began on October 17, 1944.  TF 38 supported the landings, and became involved in a series of naval … Continue reading

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October 13, 1944

10/13/81 Over the years I have posted many times about the “Battle Off Formosa”, which resulted in Boston’s sister ship, Canberra, being hit by an aerial torpedo on Friday the 13th, 1944  –  about 80 miles off the coast of … Continue reading

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HALSEY on 9/2/45

9-1-18 (found online {University of Michigan} ADMIRAL HALSEY’S STORY published in 1947 by the Curtis Publishing Company). Halsey describes the events of September 2, 1945, aboard the battleship Missouri for the Signing of the  Documents of Surrender.  (excerpts) . . … Continue reading

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