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.
More from the Contributor
Curator's Choice: The Luck of the Irish
The shamrock is the symbol of Ireland and a recurring theme in The National WWII Museum’s collection.
USS Mason: First in its Class
USS Mason was the first US Navy fleet vessel crewed by a majority of African American sailors.
Curator's Choice: A Sailor’s Letter Home
A look past the pages of a written letter home.
Curator's Choice: The Book of the Dead and Dying
A small notebook by Charles Don Page records the defining moment in 212 men’s lives under the Imperial Japanese Army.
William Holloman III
Pursuing his passion for flight, William Holloman II enlisted in the only unit that would let him fly—the Tuskegee Airmen. He joined as a fighter pilot with the famous “Red Tails” of the 332nd Fighter Group.
Joseph LaNier II
From rural Mississippi to Iwo Jima, Joseph LaNier confronted racism in society and service.
The Homeward Bound Pennant
To celebrate the end of the war and the journey back to the United States, US Navy ships often flew long pennants to commemorate their time overseas.
The Sinking of the SS Athenia
This is the story of Michael McShane and how he survived the sinking of the SS Athenia, the first ship torpedoed by a U-boat in World War II.
Penetrating Home Waters: Destroyer Sweep of Sagami Nada
An anti-shipping sweep conducted on July 22, 1945 was the first time US Navy ships entered the outer reaches of Tokyo bay since April 1939.
PH-47: A Cameraman’s Right Hand
Designated the PH-47, better known as the Speed Graphic, this was the standard issue camera to US Army photographers.