Cruiser USS New Orleans arrives under her own power in Tulagi, Dec 1942. Her missing bow was the result of Japanese torpedoes that caused the explosion of a magazine Number One. Miraculously, the ship survived but with 180 of her crew killed in the explosion.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1945. In April 1945, in a desperate attempt to slow the Allied advance, Yamato was dispatched on a one-way voyage to Okinawa, where it was intended that she should protect the island from invasion and fight until destroyed. Her task force was spotted south of Kyushu by US submarines and aircraft, and on 7 April she was sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers with the loss of most of her crew.
More than 12,000 pounds of cargo fall out of the back of a C-17 Globemaster III over the Arctic Ocean in support of the U.S. Navy Submarine Forces' Ice Exercise 2016. ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test and evaluate operational capabilities in the Arctic region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera)
Rear Admiral Richard Heatherington "Dick" O'Kane. 1911-1994. Submarine Commander during World War II, awarded the Medal of Honor, 3 Navy Cross, & 3 Silver Star. To this day his cribbage board rests in the wardroom of the oldest active US submarine in the Pacific Fleet and upon the boat's decommissioning the board is transferred to the next oldest submarine. He, and his wife, are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.