Tag Archives: naval history

John F. Kennedy and PT Boat 59

Today’s post is written by archivist Dr. Greg Bradsher. When one thinks about President Kennedy‚Äôs naval career in World War II, what most often comes to mind is his command of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109. Thanks to the 1963 movie … Continue reading

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The Fighting Lady: The Lady and the Sea, 1945

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/Xs5bJVUx8_w?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 Strafing and bombing missions over Japanese-held islands? Aerial dogfights? Classified destinations in the Pacific? All in a day’s work for the Fighting Lady. This … Continue reading

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Where was the Navy born?

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. Tomorrow there will be a spirited debate at the USS Constitution Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will be … Continue reading

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