Highlights from Naval History
Head-and-shoulders portrait of Rear Admiral Herbert Spencer Matthews Jr.

Patrolling for U-boats After D-Day

By Rear Admiral Herbert Spencer Matthews Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2019
Rear Admiral H. Spencer Matthews was the first U.S. Navy former enlisted pilot to make flag rank—one of only two to have done so.
View of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia

Naval History News

June 2019
Paul Allen’s research team has discovered the wreckage of the USS Wasp (CV-7) and USS Hornet (CV-8), a new plaque honors the U.S. Naval Academy at the National D-Day Memorial, ...
U.S. Army Large Tug Major Elisha K. Henson (LT-5) at the  H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego, New York

One of the Very Few

By J. M. Caiella
June 2019
Fewer than 30 vessels that served in the Normandy invasion are still afloat. The U.S. Army large tug LT-5 is the last functional U.S. Army vessel that participated.
Troops from USS LCI(L)-30 reach the beach in the second wave of the invasion of Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea

On Our Scope

June 2019
In this issue, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we seek out new perspectives on familiar, but highly significant, subjects.


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