World War II Joint Chiefs of Staff (circa 1943) - From left to right are: Gen. Henry H. Arnold, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Air Forces; Adm. William D. Leahy, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm. Ernest J. King, Chief of Naval Operations and Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet; and Gen. George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.
LT Edward H. "Butch" O'Hare, first Navy Ace in WW2 and Medal of Honor recipient: on February 20, 1942, he shot down five Japanese bombers and probably saved Lexington. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, he was later Commander, Air Group Six aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6). He was reported as MIA in November 1943 and declared dead one year later. In addition to the Medal of Honor, he earned a Navy Cross and other awards.
Bombs hitting the water off the island of Guadalcanal, during the Battle of Savo Island-The Battle of Savo Island and colloquially among Allied Guadalcanal veterans as The Battle of the Five Sitting Ducks, was a naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II, between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval forces. The battle took place on August 8–9, 1942 and was the first major naval engagement of the Guadalcanal campaign,
The Battle of the Komandorski Islands came about as a result of an intercepted Japanese radio message notifying Japanese forces on Attu that supplies were en route from Japan. Once the message was decrypted in Hawaii, Rear Admiral Charles McMorris was ordered to intercept and destroy the JPN convoy with one heavy cruiser, one light cruiser and four destroyers. What should have been an easy victory was complicated by the fact that the Japanese convoy was escorted by two heavy cruisers etc
Operation Ten-Go was the last major Japanese naval operation in the Pacific Theater of World War II. In April 1945, the Japanese battleship Yamato (the largest battleship in the world)—along with nine other Japanese warships—embarked from Japan on a deliberate suicide attack upon Allied forces engaged in the Battle of Okinawa. Routes of the Japanese force (black line) and U.S. carrier aircraft (red dash) to the battle area.
Leyte Gulf 1944: The World's Greatest Sea Battle (Campaign)
General Livingston received the Medal of Honor in 1968 for his heroic actions in the Vietnam War. See photos from his life. #MedalofHonor #VietnamWar Source - Noble Warrior http://zenithpress.tumblr.com/post/116643455730/images-from-a-noble-warriors-life תרגם
The 90mm antiaircraft guns on Rendova, as this one, threw up a barrier of fire to protect the troops attacking Munda airfield from enemy air raids and, in doing so, showered shell fragments on the Marines across New Georgia at Rice Anchorage. Department of Defense photo (USMC) 60625