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Sailor keeping watch on the deck of the Soviet battleship ”October Revolution" near Leningrad in 1942.

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Tuesdays are all about posting interesting anecdotes where naval history and pop culture meet. Today’s #NavyHistoryinPopCulture: Admiral James L. Holloway, a crash dummy, and Top Gun.

 

It’s going to be a stormy day today here in the district (and around the country). Here are some sea stories to read while you try to stay dry out there.

READ THE STORY HERE.

Is everyone enjoying the soccer match? Did you know the USNA also has a bunch of soccer stars? Here is a photo of LT (jg.) Samuel G. Gorsline, USNA Class of 1945, who was part of an undefeated club during WWII. Gorsline is pictured here as part of Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) standing behind a camera as they direct John Ford’s documentary “This is Korea” (1951).Naval History & Heritage Command Photo.

TEN YEARS. TEN PORTS.

Everyone loves the 80s, right?

You remember the slogan, “It’s Not Just a Job, It’s an Adventure?” Well, here is the proof that sailors in the 1980s saw (and still do) some really awesome sights in ports around the world.

See the Photos HERE.
Every Tuesday is US Navy History in Popular Culture: Today’s#NavyHistoryinPopCulture: Hollywood Actors that Served in #WWII. Can you name any more?

ERMAGHERD!

The Navy Museum Store inside the National Museum of the United States Navy will be hosting a TWO-DAY Book Sale on 9-10 JULY from 9:00am to 2:30pm.  Get get some of the best prices in naval history!

ENTER THROUGH THE MAIN NAVY MUSEUM ENTRANCE ON SICARD ST.

CALL STORE MANAGER FOR FURTHER DETAILS:

(202) 889-2212

Was doing a little research this morning from the 1944 Editions of the NTS Norfolk Seabag (Training Station Newsletter), and came across this photograph of a little girl posing with the “Seven Dwarves.”  Cue your nightmare generator.