Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
Happy Valentines Day to all! Here is a picture of a goodbye kiss at Union Station in Washington, DC, NOV 1942. LOC Image #LC-USW3-011368-C.
Four new planes were added late last month to the U.S. Navy Museum’s Cold War Gallery. Check out this short blog post about the four models and the men who flew them during the Cold War.
On February 8th, the Naval Historical Foundation co-sponsored a LEGO shipbuilding contest and event at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, VA. NHF staff members Matthew Eng and John Paulson were in attendance throughout the event.
To see the full photo album, go to the NHF FACEBOOK PAGE.
what was the first amphibious operation conducted by the US Navy during WWII?
During the Second World War, the United States Navy conducted several major amphibious operations. Two major operations are conducted in 1942: Operation Watchtower and Operation Torch. Operation Watchtower, or the Guadalcanal Campaign, began in early August (7 August) 1942. Operation Torch began three months later. To the best of our knowledge, the Guadalcanal Campaign was the first.
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