To all my followers! Yes, all 8 of you. Here's my conundrum. I will shortly be becoming a Grand father not once but twice in the next several months. Thank you, thank you!! I am as you can imagine very excited. But that's not the problem. I need to get to Ft. Lauderdale to research… Continue reading Ft. Lauderdale or Bust!
Alongside December 7th, 1942, December 5th, 1945 is also a day that will forever be remembered infamously. Why is that you ask? Because it too was a day of great loss; another senseless tragedy for the country. We remember on that day 72 years ago when 14; World War II veterans; naval aviators and crew,… Continue reading DECEMBER 5TH, 1945 MEMORIAL | A day that lives in Infamy!
Can you identify this mount?
"Prior to 1946 there was no Navy JAG and in 1945 the Navy I.G was in its infancy."
But to see the complexity and possible subterfuge involved in the decision to admonish Taylor, one needs to look at the larger scope of the political landscape during the proceedings late in 1945?
Is it possible that Lt. Charles C.Taylor could have been suffering some kind of medical malady while leading the Flight-19 training mission on December 5th, 1945? It is a plausible theory. One that needs to be considered. Weather or not he was suffering from the after effects of a late night on the town, or… Continue reading C.C. Taylor and Possible PTSD?
CVE-67 Escort Carrier 1941-1946 3 November 2016 As leader of the research group my plan was to search specifically for the deck logs of the USS Solomons CVE-67 from the December 1945 time frame.(Pic 1) We were successful in finding it and those of the ships in formation with it during the search for the… Continue reading Ship Deck Logs & Radar
In brief this list (special list #44) is essential to finding any deck logs from naval vessels during the World War II time frame. The book itself is over 100 pages long which explains why only a small portion is visible online. It would take a heck of a large PDF file to provide the information.… Continue reading Special List #44, World War II Vessels
6 November 2016 My research assistant Alice and I visited the National Archives in College Park Maryland this past week. For three days-it was a working vacation- we scoured three different record groups located in the naval historical section of the archives. First off, I've got to say the staff at the archives is most… Continue reading NARA II Investigation Brief
Approximately a month and a half ago I made a Freedom of Information Inquiry to the Department of the Navy, specifically the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington D.C. trying to find the lost Deck Logs from the USS Solomons, (CVE-67). I surprisingly received my reply yesterday 4 May 2016. I say surprised because… Continue reading On the Trail of the Deck Logs: Correspondence with NHHC(*)