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Mrs. Howard W. Gilmore is presented with her husband's Medal of Honor by Rear Admiral Andrew C. Bennett, USN, Commander, Eighth Naval District, 18 August 1943. Standing by are the Gilmore's son, Howard Jr., and daughter Vernon Jeanne. The medal was posthumously awarded to Commander Gilmore for heroism in action on board Growler (SS-215) on 7 February 1943.

Mrs. Howard W. Gilmore is presented with her husband's Medal of Honor by Rear Admiral Andrew C. Bennett, USN, Commander, Eighth Naval District, 18 August 1943. Standing by are the Gilmore's son, Howard Jr., and daughter Vernon Jeanne. The medal was posthumously awarded to Commander Gilmore for heroism in action on board Growler (SS-215) on 7 February 1943.

Mrs. Howard W. Gilmore placing her late husband’s Medal of Honor around the neck of her son, Howard Jr., during the presentation ceremony on 18 August 1943. Standing by are Gilmore’s daughter, Vernon Jeanne, and Rear Admiral Andrew C. Bennett.

Mrs. Howard W. Gilmore placing her late husband’s Medal of Honor around the neck of her son, Howard Jr., during the presentation ceremony on 18 August 1943. Standing by are Gilmore’s daughter, Vernon Jeanne, and Rear Admiral Andrew C. Bennett.

SUB ~ Morton and OKane 1943 - Richard O'Kane - Wikipedia ~ BFD

SUB ~ Morton and OKane 1943 - Richard O'Kane - Wikipedia ~ BFD

"Lena Bryant...known to us because her bank loan was misspelled, as Lane Bryant. She was a Lithuanian immigrant, widowed at 20. Her BIL loaned her $ 300 for a dress shop in 1904, and when a pregnant lady asked for a dress that would grow with her, Lena made a simple tea dress with an elastic waist. The first commercial maternity dress ever sold. Her motto, "Of course we can fit you!" was music to the ears of a nation of women, now same as then."

"Lena Bryant...known to us because her bank loan was misspelled, as Lane Bryant. She was a Lithuanian immigrant, widowed at 20. Her BIL loaned her $ 300 for a dress shop in 1904, and when a pregnant lady asked for a dress that would grow with her, Lena made a simple tea dress with an elastic waist. The first commercial maternity dress ever sold. Her motto, "Of course we can fit you!" was music to the ears of a nation of women, now same as then."

16 Oct 40: Seven German U-boats attack an Allied convoy from Nova Scotia bound for Liverpool. Over the next three days, 20 of the 35 the ships will be sunk, becoming the worst days of shipping losses in the entire Atlantic campaign. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1016&s=401016 #WWII

16 Oct 40: Seven German U-boats attack an Allied convoy from Nova Scotia bound for Liverpool. Over the next three days, 20 of the 35 the ships will be sunk, becoming the worst days of shipping losses in the entire Atlantic campaign. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1016&s=401016 #WWII

FLIER survivors on the deck of REDFIN shortly after their rescue. From left in the first row are James Russo, Wesley Miller, Earl Baumgart and Arthur G. Howell. From left in the back row are Lt. Jim Liddell, Capt. John Crowley and Ensign Alvin Jacobson. Don Tremaine was in sickbay at the time the picture was taken.

FLIER survivors on the deck of REDFIN shortly after their rescue. From left in the first row are James Russo, Wesley Miller, Earl Baumgart and Arthur G. Howell. From left in the back row are Lt. Jim Liddell, Capt. John Crowley and Ensign Alvin Jacobson. Don Tremaine was in sickbay at the time the picture was taken.

After Yalta in early Feb 1945, FDR sailed to the Suez Canal where he met on board with Saudi King Ibn Saud.  King Farouk of Egypt camped out in tents on the fore-deck of a near-by destroyer. They brought live goats and sheep on board as the king only ate fresh meat. Every morning at 11 they would dispatch a new animal on the bow of the destroyer. They even built campfires on deck.

After Yalta in early Feb 1945, FDR sailed to the Suez Canal where he met on board with Saudi King Ibn Saud. King Farouk of Egypt camped out in tents on the fore-deck of a near-by destroyer. They brought live goats and sheep on board as the king only ate fresh meat. Every morning at 11 they would dispatch a new animal on the bow of the destroyer. They even built campfires on deck.

Today in WW2 history 1941 Glenn Seaborg (right) discovers Plutonium.  "We perceived ourselves to be in a life or death race with Hitler. Because 2 German chemists had discovered fission.  we had certain indications. The bombed out heavy water plant in Norway, that's one way of producing plutonium. Lots of signs made us think that we were in a losing race. We had understood full well what it would have meant if Adolf had got the atomic bomb before the Allies did - total world domination.

Today in WW2 history 1941 Glenn Seaborg (right) discovers Plutonium. "We perceived ourselves to be in a life or death race with Hitler. Because 2 German chemists had discovered fission. we had certain indications. The bombed out heavy water plant in Norway, that's one way of producing plutonium. Lots of signs made us think that we were in a losing race. We had understood full well what it would have meant if Adolf had got the atomic bomb before the Allies did - total world domination.

The USS Wahoo (SS-238) at Pearl Harbor, after a patrol during which she sank a Japanese destroyer and an entire convoy of four ships.  Three members of the crew eating apples and ice cream.

The USS Wahoo (SS-238) at Pearl Harbor, after a patrol during which she sank a Japanese destroyer and an entire convoy of four ships. Three members of the crew eating apples and ice cream.

World War II, the sinking of a Japanese destroyer as viewed from the periscope of the American submarine that sank it, July 25, 1942

World War II, The Sinking Of A Japanese

World War II, the sinking of a Japanese destroyer as viewed from the periscope of the American submarine that sank it, July 25, 1942

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