Call for Papers: North American Society for Oceanic History

The Multifaceted Maritime World Maritime Worlds: Transportation, Sciences, Fisheries, Communities, Conflict, Commerce The North American Society of Oceanic Historians (NASOH) will hold its conference and annual meeting in Galveston from Sunday, 22 April, through Thursday, 26 April. The headquarters hotel will be the Tremont Hotel in historic downtown Galveston. Texas A&M University at Galveston will

Jerry L. Weltzin Recalls Serving in USS Jason (AR 8)

On Wednesday 31 August, 2011, NHF member Thomas Ostrom, along with Kenneth A. Thamert, Joseph Connell, and James Graham interviewed Jerry L. Weltzin, a proud U.S. Navy veteran and retired IBM employee. Sharing a background of military service (highlighted below), the enthusiastic interrogators elicited information and stories from former ETR1 (lst Class Electronics Technician, Radar)

BOOK REVIEW: Project AZORIAN – the CIA and the Raising of the K-129

by Norman Polmar and Michael White. Naval Institute Press, 2010. 173 pp. Reviewed by Captain James B. Bryant, U.S. Navy (Retired) The year 1968 was bad for submarines.  In January the Israelis and the French lost their diesel-electric powered submarines Dakar and Minerve at sea with all hands and a submerged grounding badly damaged the

Called to Ground Zero

Originally published in Notre Dame Magazine by Patrick Burns ’86 Captain Burns heads the Navy’s Office of Commemorations office across from the Naval Historical Foundation On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Commodore Scott Jones when someone came in and said, “Hey, you’re from New York. A

NHF Supports Society of Sponsors Website

Earlier this year, the Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy launched their first website, with the support of the Naval Historical Foundation. Going forward, the site is being hosted by the Foundation, continuing our long partnership with the Society. Sponsors are named by the Secretary of the Navy, and participate in many of

BOOK REVIEW: Warriors and Wizards – The Development and Defeat of Radio Controlled Glide Bombs of the Third Reich

by Martin J. Bollinger, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD (2010), 269 pp Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, U.S. Navy (Retired) This is a very interesting and superbly written book about German glide bombs, a relatively little-known weapon used against the Allied Navies in the Mediterranean and the littoral Atlantic waters of Europe during August

U.S. Navy Heritage Mini-Series Available Online

Recently, the Naval History and Heritage Command published the U.S Navy Heritage Mini-Series on their YouTube channel. The Naval Historical Foundation produced these mini-series segments in 2002 and donated their use to the Navy, where they were a part of General Military Training and Recruit Training Command programs at Great Lakes, IL. The project enhanced

New Website for the Cold War Gallery

The Naval Historical Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new website in support of the Cold War Gallery. The site is a sophisticated multimedia presentation designed to allow visitors to go on a “virtual tour” of the newest addition to the National Museum of the United States Navy. We have been working