USS Yorktown, CV-5, Commissioned 1937

On 30 September 1937, the USS Yorktown (CV-5) was commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, commanded by Captain E. D. McWhorter, United States Navy.

The Passing Of An American Hero

Today I was saddened to learn of the death of Colonel Charles Murray, United States Army (Retired). Here is a reposting of a story I did about him and scouting drawn from his World War II experiences a few years ago. It’s a two-part story and I hope you enjoy it…it illustrates the character and […]

First U.S. Carrier Offensive 01 February 1942

Not content to wait for the next Japanese attack, Admiral Chester Nimitz sent two of his warrior admirals out to hit back less than two months after the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. Task Force 8 under Vice Admiral “Bull” Halsey onboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) and Task Force 17 led by Rear Admiral “Black […]

68th Anniversary – Victory at Midway!

Today sixty-eight years ago, the United States’ Navy brought an end to Japanese domination of the Pacific by sinking four (Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu and Soryu) of her ten aircraft carriers at the Battle of Midway. There have been many myths on how the United States’ Navy was able to defeat the world’s most powerful Navy […]