In an interview conducted by TRUNEWS, David Gahary recounts, in details, the reaction of the US highest military command to the premeditated Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. The reaction was shocking, to put mildly.
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was part of the Guadalcanal campaign. Fought during 25–27 October 1942. Japan still outnumbered the US Navy greatly. This was another bloody battle that would take place until Guadalcanal fell in Feb. 1943. The USS Hornet would be sunk during this battle. Leaving for a time the USS Enterprise as the sole US navy carrier in the Pacific fighting the Japanese navy.
This was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. The US navy engaged the Japanese navy in a number of bloody battles during this time. Japan offensive was stopped & the US military offensive was starting to kick into high gear.
Japan would lose for the first time 2 of her battleships along with many other warships and merchant ships during this period.
The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place between 4 and 7 June 1942, only six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.
This was a shocking defeat for the Japanese empire. The US Navy had only 26 surface warships & 16 submarines for the battle. Nothing larger than a heavy cruiser to protect the 3 US aircraft carriers. Japan had over 75 warships including 4 aircraft carriers & 5 battleships.
The US navy lost the carrier Yorktown. Japan lost all 4 of their carriers. The Midway battle is celebrated every June 4th as the turning point of WWII. Payback for Pearl Harbor!
his 10 part program focuses on the World War II era aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and her crew. I remember when this first came on TV. I could not wait to see the next episode. The series original run was broadcast with limited commercial interruptions because of its sponsorship by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, whose founder, Jack Taylor, served on the Enterprise as a fighter pilot during World War II.
This is the 1st of the 10 part series. Japan attacks Pearl Harbor & the USS Enterprise goes to war. It was luck that the USS Enterprise was not at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th. The USS Enterprise had just delivered aircraft to Wake and Guam & was on her way back to Pearl Harbor. She was due in on Dec. 6th. Only bad weather forced the USS Enterprise & her escorts to take another day at sea. Saving the Enterprise from being destroyed on the opening day of the war.
Growing up in a navy family, the nave came first to me. I remember going to the navy recruiter office and signing up. I was asked where would I like to be stationed. I said it did not matter to me. Just get me out of my home state. So a young southern boy ended up going to the Brooklyn Navy yard for his first duty station.
The American battle fleets return to reclaim Guam after almost three years of Japanese occupation. The Japanese forces in the Marianas attempt to stop the invasion, but suffer devastating losses--and Guam returns to American hands to serve as an important base in the drive towards Japan.
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy as a major threat. During a debriefing after the first two air battles a pilot from USS Lexington remarked "Why, hell, it was just like an old-time turkey shoot down home!"
Japanese forces continue their advance across the South Pacific by making a bold inland march along New Guinea. The fate of Australia hangs in the balance as the Allies take their own offensive operations to secure the vital base at Port Moresby.
Really impressive warship. The USS Zumwalt is a guided missile destroyer with great stealth capabilities. This ship is the size of a WWII heavy cruiser. Tipping the scales at over 14,500 tons and packs a big punch in weapons. This destroyer is named for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. He is the youngest person to serve as Chief of Naval Operations.
The 2003 BBC documentary on the attack on the USS Liberty. This attack on the Liberty occurred on June 8th 1967 whilst anchored in international waters. The attack was carried out by the air and naval forces of Israel and resulted in the murder of 34 American sailors and wounded another 174 others. This documentary, and the evidenced revealed since, make clear that this was no accident as the Israelis have claimed, but rather was a deliberate attack meant to murder all Americans on board so the attack could be blamed on the Egyptians, with whom Israel was at war at the time. The attack on the USS Liberty was a failed false flag attack.
This was my first stop on my two week mini vacation trip. I underestimated the time needed to see this memorial. Besides the Yorktown there is a US Navy destroyer and US navy submarine from the 1950's era. I would recommend giving yourself at least 5 hours if you want to see all three ships. There is a great park where you can have a picnic lunch in between touring the 3 ships. My stops during this time included the Battleship USS North Carolina, then in Norfolk, VA the USS Wisconsin. While in Norfolk I made a stop to visit the General Douglas MacArthur museum. It is now in 2 buildings. Well worth seeing if you are in Norfolk. Before going on board the Wisconsin, you go through the Nauticus Naval Museum. It is well worth taking an hour or two even to see this museum.
From here I traveled across the south visiting family and friends. Making my last stop at Mobile Alabama. Here you have a memorial to the Korean war and veterans. There are a large number of military aircraft, tanks and field guns to view before you get to the Battleship USS Alabama. Before going on the Alabama, I toured the USS Drum. A World War II US Navy submarine. Go visit this submarine now if you can. They still have veteran US submariners on the boat giving stories of the US subs and their lives.
This was my last stop before coming home. I would recommend 5-6 hours to see all the memorials in Mobile. Again a great setting by the bay for a picnic lunch or late dinner even.
USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. She is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name. Initially to have been named Bon Homme Richard, she was renamed Yorktown while under construction to commemorate USS Yorktown (CV-5), lost at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Yorktown was commissioned in April 1943, and participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, she was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). She was recommissioned too late to participate in the Korean War but served for many years in the Pacific, including duty in the Vietnam War, in which she earned five battle stars. Late in her career she served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission, was used in the movie Tora! Tora Tora!