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US Navy in World War 2
This is a photo of the USS PCE 884 that my dad was on in WW II. This page is about the US Navy in World War 2. I'm not an expert on this subject. It's something I was helping my dad with. I am going to do what I can to continue with this project.
If you have information that would add to this subject, I would very much appreciate your contributions. If you see something on this lens that is an error, please let me know.
U.S. Warships of World War 2
- USS PCE
USS PCE 884, a new type of weather ship equipped with the best and latest weather reporting equipment that money could buy. It would be used in the Western Pacific Ocean in the war against Japan.
Riding Out A Typhoon Aboard the USS PCE 884 - Personal Stories
I would love to link to your personal stories. Please contact me by either posting in the guestbook or click on contact me on the right side of this webpage. Or you can go to the "Notebook" listed here and contact me that way.
The two men's stories listed here were shipmates on the USS PCE 884. Read both accounts of riding out the worst typhoon in Pacific history.
- World War 2 Notebook
Short stories tell of personal experiences in the US Navy during WW 2.
- RIDING OUT A TYPHOON aboard the USS PCE 884
The worst typhoon to ever hit the Pacific - RIDING OUT A TYPHOON aboard the USS PCE 884, written on September 18, 1945, was taken from recordings in the ship's log of events starting September 13, 1945. The author is an Aerographer and a member of th
- Bill Culpepper, Radioman 2/
LETTERS/MESSAGES HOMEFROM PCE-884from Willie Caton "Bill" Culpepper, Radioman 2 - Letter home tell the same story of the typhoon and other letters.
National Public Radio Programs
- NPR : Series Overview: World War II Stories
As Ken Burns' documentary series The War debuts on PBS, NPR explores a handful of stories from World War II that haven't been widely told. They're all stories about people who experienced the war in unique ways.
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- Riding Out The Typhoon
A Personal Story
Caught in Typhoon
"Although tattered in the course of one of the worse typhoons in the Navy's history, the Stars and Stripes of the Patrol Craft Escort, 884 are raised by these three sailors, one of whom is an Alabamian, J. Reeves, left of Empire. The other seamen are J. Thompson, Center, of Aberdeen, Miss., and the other is T. McNulty of San Francisco. The craft was caught off Okinowa and tossed around furiously but rode out the storm without casualty." (From the Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama)
World War II Veteran on Typhoon Louise
World War II US Navy
Fleet Week Celebration
- NYC - Fleet Week 2011 Events - New York City - New Yorkled
Events for the Fleet Week Celebration in NYC, New York City is the main focus of this online page for travelers, tourists and native New Yorkers.
- Fleet Week San Francico
U.S. Navy 3rd Fleet will again participate in the Parade of ShipsThe Air Show will include the Navy Blue Angels, Marine Harrier Jet & The Canadian Forces SnowbirdsAthletic competitionsBand concerts and a VIP Marine Corps. Band performanc
- Fleet Week - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week. Once the ships dock, the cr
World War II Pacific Navy
- The Pacific War: US Navy
The U.S. Navy in the Pacific War 1941-1945
World War II US Navy Ships
- Navy Ships History Ring
The NavShips History Web-Ring is dedicated to creating and maintaining an Online Naval Web-Community. This community is dedicated to the preservation of pieces of our country's history and to ensure that HISTORY is not forgotten -
Pacific Convoy from 12,000 Feet by Griffith Baily Coale #21
- World War II Navy Art: A Vision of History
During World War II, the Navy implemented a combat art program of Navy personnel who were also artists. They were sent to serve in combat zones and to portray their experiences in art form.
Thru Artist's Eyes
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"Seeing that historic events were unfolding in the rising tension of the "undeclared war" of the North Atlantic, New York muralist Griffith Baily Coale convinced Admiral C.W. Nimitz to send Navy artists into action to record military activities in ways that cameras and the written word could not. The Navy Combat Artist Program was approved and in August 1941 Coale became the Navy's first combat artist on active duty."
Eventually the Navy sent eight artists to serve in combat areas to record their impressions of the action. These artists produced "over 1,300 drawings, watercolors, and paintings, which were used to illustrate books and magazines. and toured the country in exhibitions designed to inform and raise public morale."
"Their art captures the experiences of war and the men and women who fought in it."
US Navy St. Christopher Pendant
Cool lens. I have been thinking of writing a few on my dad who passed away in May. He was in WWII and left behind a bunch of photos, postcards, pins, and books relating to his service.— AlleyCatLane 2013
Veterans Care Plus
My Grandfather served in the Navy during WW2. He served from Jan '42 to Nov '45. The last ship he served on was APA-167 USS Freestone. The first was AR-1 USS Medusa, a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. Thank You to ALL Veterans for serving!— scaguy 2012
The US Navy
Warning: The 957th Day is difficult to watch. It's a "newsreel" with actual action footage.
Museum of America: Don't Give Up the Ship (part one)
Uss Vella Gulf Breakaway with Aerial Shots
Don't Give Up The Ship
Other Sites of Interest
- Naval War in Pacific 1941-45
Ships Here you can find only ships which appeared in Pacific Theatre of Operations from 7th Dec '41 till 2nd Sep '45 Classes List FORCES Orders of Battle USN and Allied Imperial Japan
- Department of the Navy
Naval Historical Center - Photographic Center
- NavSource Photographic History Of The U.S. Navy
NavSource Naval History Photographic History Of The U.S. Navy NavSource is not endorsed by or affiliated in any way with the U.S. Navy, the Naval History
Where Do Our Visitors Come From? - 51 different countries have visited this site
Three cheers for all of our vets. I have some relatives from the Navy,
but don't get much opportunity to discuss their experiences with them. My father-in-law is quite a historian when it comes to WWII aircraft, so I hear much more about that part of our military.
from Yakima, WA— donaldwilson 2013
The Greatest U.S. Navy Stories Ever Told
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