Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr., no doubt, is one of the top US Navy Admirals of World War II.  Halsey was born on October 30, 1882.  After attending Pingry School, he waited two years for an appointment to the US Naval Academy.   Eventually, he chose to...

Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz

Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz is no doubt one of the top US Navy Admirals and is well-known for his role in World War II, though this was only a small portion of his career which spanned from 1905 to 1966.  Born on February 24, 1885, Nimitz originally wanted to go into...

WWII Bill Mauldin and “Willie and Joe”

William “Bill” Mauldin is known for his WWII cartoons – Willie and Joe - portraying US soldiers.  His two characters “Willie and Joe” took on the persona of the weary infantry soldiers who, despite the war’s challenges, stoically endured the challenges and dangers...

World War II Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

During World War II, Isoroku Yamamoto was the Japanese Marshal Admiral and commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet.  He served in the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1901 until his death in 1943.   Yamamoto graduated from the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and...