The Top 5 Veteran Research Questions: Where to Go and What to Know
Below are the top five veteran research questions, where to go for further resources, and how to begin your search.
National Day of the Deployed: Honoring America’s Deployed Servicemembers
October 26 marks the National Day of the Deployed. The day honors all servicemembers who have been deployed in the service of the United States. It also honors the sacrifices their families have made during deployments.
US Navy Birthday10/13/2022 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The US Navy will celebrate its 247th birthday on October 13, 2022. The Museum will mark this service birthday with FREE admission for all active-duty and reserve members, retirees, and veterans of the US Navy.
The Battle of Coral Sea: A Retrospective
Often overshadowed by the Battle of Midway, the hard-fought carrier naval battle in May 1942 in the waters of the Coral Sea north of Australia marked the end of the phase of Japanese triumphs in the Pacific War and proved to be of strategic significance.
Admiral Grace Murray Hopper: When Women Were Computers
Naval Reserve officer Grace Hopper was a pioneer of computing during World War II, laying the foundation for today’s technology.
Recovered and Identified on the USS Oklahoma
AMM2c Durell Wade made the ultimate sacrifice manning his battlestation on USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Kaho’olawe: The Pacific’s Battered Bullseye
Once a bombing range, one Hawaiian island is on the long road back.
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.
The Bomb Duckers: Army vs Navy in the Pacific
The USS Utah (AG-16) had a long and sometimes peculiar career before the veteran warship met its end at Pearl Harbor.
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.
Pluck, Pogy, and Portland: Naming Navy Ships in World War II
Cities, birds, and denizens of the deep. Three items which on the surface have nothing in common, yet they were all conventions for naming US warships in the WWII era.
Jack Glass, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Jack Glass describes his experiences aboard the USS Enterprise (CV-6) during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons in August 1942.