Ernest J King served as the Chief of Naval Operations during World War II. King was only the second person in history to have earned the rank of Fleet Admiral, and he left a nearly-unparalleled legacy on the history of the service. Last week in our Thursday Tidings we looked at President Truman’s reflections on
On August 6th, 1945, the United States dropped the first nuclear-powered ordnance upon the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, a second nuclear bomb was detonated over the city of Nagasaki. Tomorrow, August 9th, 2019, will mark the 74th year from this history-altering event.While these two bombings may have ended World War II, the
This October 24th will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history and a watershed moment in World War II. The Naval Historical Foundation remembers our friend and selfless supporter, Lt. Jack Taylor. Jack Taylor as an aviation cadet in the Navy in 1943. Photograph by the U.S. Navy. Courtesy
Admiral Fallon convened the 94th Annual meeting of the Naval Historical Foundation on Saturday June 8, 2019 at 1217 in the main space of the Navy Museum under the Fighting Top following a BBQ lunch provided at the largess of Board Member Dr. J.P. “Jack” London. Following the approval of the minutes for the 2017, Adm.