U.S. Brig Somers, New York Jan 11, 1843
My dear Sir,
In taking up my pen to reply to
your valuable and most welcome letter of the 3 instant I have
little hope of expressing to you a tithe of the gratification which
I have derived myself, and a...
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American; Warships -- United States; Kingfisher (Reconnaissance aircraft); Airplanes, Military -- United States;
The cooperation of two branches of warfare is epitomized in this picture taken aboard a U.S. warship off Kiska. Tiny though they are, these Vough KINGFISHER scout planes will lend accuracy and therefore effectiveness to the heavy guns waiting to...
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American; Search and rescue operations;
This merchant officer, his suitcase lowered to a waiting lifeboat, prepares to descend a Jacob's ladder and abandon his sinking ship. The tanker, torpedoed by an Axis submarine, settled fast by the stern.
Wildcat (Fighter plane); Aircraft accidents; World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American;
CRASH LANDING - A cable parted while this F4F4 was being launched from a catapult and left the
U.S. Marine Corps pilot helpless. Under its own power, the plane made a short deck run, slowly
picked up speed, and launched itself with an air speed...
World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda; Propaganda, American -- Japan -- History -- 20th century; Bombing, Aerial;
Features photographs of Japanese children eating, a group of Japanese waiting to sign a document, and a man preparing rice, as well as a single cell comic strip depicting American bombers flying over Japan.