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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sent four aircraft carriers to the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway to draw out and destroy what remained of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. But this time the U.S. knew...
Tags: U.S. Navy, Aircraft Carriers, Armed Forces, Japan
When the USS Yorktown returned to Pearl Harbor after the Battle of Coral Sea on May 27, 1942, the Newport News-built aircraft carrier needed by some estimates at least three months' worth of repairs. Craig Symonds, a Naval Academy historian writes in his...
It didn't take long for the USS Yorktown's short naval career to heat up. Though completed in peacetime and commissioned in the fall of 1937, it was born at a time when the Navy was still getting accustomed to aircraft carriers . Lt. Commander Clifton...
Tags: Explosions, Pacific Ocean, Photography, Arts and Culture, Arts
Time slips by so fast. One day you're in high school, the next squinting at faces, searching for traces of the long-ago teenagers you once knew. So few left now in the Dorsey High class of 1942, gathered for a 70th reunion lunch at the Marina del...
Daily American CorrespondentBeing around America's "greatest generation" here in Somerset County is better than reading a history book. Six World War II veterans — John Baker, 88; Richard Musser, 87; Chuck Robb, 87; Bill Shultz, 89; Paul Thomas, 94; and Eddie Zorn, 84...
Tags: Germany, Memorial Day, NBC (tv network), China, Tom Brokaw
If you wanted to pitch a novel about World War II battle, the following story line might be considered too dramatic. Six months after the Navy suffers its most catastrophic loss in history, it defies expectations and turns to fight. A Navy captain...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After months of grueling road marches through the north Georgia mountains, a group of elite paratroopers had to put their training to the test in a trial by fire. They leapt from an airplane, bullets whizzing past...
All veterans and the general public are invited to attend a memorial program to observe the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and honor Pa. survivors and their families. Sponsored by Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, this year's program...
Tags: Human Interest
At a public meeting Monday on the fate of the Verdugo Hills Golf Course, L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon vowed to block a planned residential development on the site, saying it could jeopardize the construction of a stormwater treatment facility....
Tags: Arts and Culture, Golf, Culture, Prisons, Sports
L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon is moving to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course from residential development by adding it to the city's list of historic and cultural monuments. It's the latest in a series of moves — including rezoning and...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Golf, Culture, FBI, Water Supply
Evaristo Ramos Lardizabal M.D., 82, of Hagerstown, Md., passed from this life on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1930, in Manila, Philippines, he was the son of the late Tomas Lardizabal and Rosario Ramos Lardizabal San...
Dr. Robert E. "Bob" Mason, a Baltimore internist and cardiologist who developed the standard stress test that has saved countless lives worldwide, died Wednesday of pneumonia at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. He was 95. "He was...
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