Joshua Schick is a Curator at The National WWII Museum. He received a BA in history from Louisiana State University before attending the University of New Orleans for his master’s degree. Before and after graduating from the University of New Orleans he worked on a number of restoration projects at the Museum. His primary professional focus of interest is US Navy history during World War II.
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Recovered and Identified on the USS Oklahoma
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The Keys to Survival
Daily routine put Paul G. Williams in the most protected part of USS West Virginia in the opening moments of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
A Very Busy Day: USS Monaghan (DD-354) at Pearl Harbor
In the middle of a surprise aerial attack the USS Monaghan (DD-354) scores the second submarine kill of the war.
Routine in Paradise: The US Navy in Pearl Harbor
Known as a tropical paradise today, for many sailors before December 7, 1941, it was just another port of call during their naval service.
Operation Jubilee: The Raid at Dieppe
Attached to Canadian and British forces, the first Americans to see ground combat in Europe witnessed disaster at Dieppe.
The History of the Purple Heart
The oldest active military medal in the United States, over 1 million Purple Hearts were awarded during World War II.
Crossroads: Splitting the Atom in Paradise
In July 1946, the fourth and fifth atomic bombs to explode tore into a fleet of 84 ships anchored at Bikini Atoll in the name of science.
United States Marine Corps Cameras at War
Created by the camera, photographs help tell the story of Marine Photographic Squadron VMD-254.
The First Ships of Operation Neptune
The first to cross the English Channel on D-Day, minesweepers cleared the way for the invasion of France.
Curator's Choice: Two is the Limit
A sailor had a simple request—he just wanted to relax with a few beers after months at sea.