Film, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Battle Of Midway Part II: The U.S. Aircraft Carriers Enter the Battle

As Hollywood prepares to launch Midway,  its newest big screen portrayal of a World War II battle, I've been reading up on the battle's history. (Hollywood's timing proved very convenient for me, as the Battle of Midway was the next topic I intended to cover anyway- considerate of the movie producers, wasn't it? While real… Continue reading The Battle Of Midway Part II: The U.S. Aircraft Carriers Enter the Battle

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Discovery of the USS Hornet

Hello history-lovers! I came across an interesting story in my newsfeed this week (how often does that happen?) and had to share. The USS Hornet CV-8, the WW2 aircraft carrier that transported the bombers for the Doolittle Raid and served in the Pacific Theater until she was sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz Island on October… Continue reading The Discovery of the USS Hornet

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

(Who Actually WON?) The Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942

Have you ever stood on the deck of an aircraft carrier? I have, just once, when I was about eight. My family visited Patriot's Point in South Carolina where my uncle worked following his retirement from the U.S. Navy. He gave us the grand tour, finishing up (if memory serves true) on the flight deck… Continue reading (Who Actually WON?) The Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942