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96th Infantry Division plaque in the courtyard of the National Museum of the Pacific War.

Infantry Division plaque in the courtyard of the National Museum of the Pacific War.

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.

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.

Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Arizona (BB-39) attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December 7, 1941. USS Kidd (DDG-100) is named in his honor.

Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, US Navy Medal of Honor recipient USS Arizona attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II December USS Kidd is named in his honor.

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.

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.

Cape Esperance (9°15′S 159°42′ECoordinates: 9°15′S 159°42′E) is the northernmost point on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. The Battle of Cape Esperance, one of several naval engagements fought in the waters north of the island during the World War II Guadalcanal campaign, took its name from this point. In 1943, Cape Esperance was the site of the final Japanese withdrawal of troops from the island after six months of fierce resistance against occupying US Marines.

The Japanese destroyer circled the small LCP: Amazing Story Of Survival: American Coastguard Went Through Hell At Guadalcanal

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,

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

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.

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)

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

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

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

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