World War I US Army Signal Corps

Below is a brief overview of the US Army Corp from its inception in 1860 through World War I:   The US Army Signal Corps has always quickly responded to the communication need of the US military since the Civil War.  Though the Corps first became active in March...

Carrier Pigeons Used During World War I

Carrier Pigeons, used to carry communications during World War I, proved to be instrumental in the war.  Because advanced telecommunications had yet to be developed, the carrier pigeon was often used by both sides, not only for critical dispatches, but also often sent...

The Hello Girls of World War I

The story of the World War I Hello Girls will not be found in history books.  It is not because they were not useful, or not dedicated.  In fact, they were quite the opposite.  The Hello Girls in WWI actually made a significant contribution to the war.   Their...

Interesting Facts About World War I

Below is a list of some interesting facts about World War I: 1.    To date, World War I is the sixth deadliest conflict in world history. 2.    Despite the unsanitary conditions experienced in the trenches, still close to 2/3 of the deaths in World War I occurred in...

Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, USN

Born on November 23, 1878, Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King’s service career began at the US Naval Academy.  He is considered by some to be one of the top US Navy Admirals of WWII.  While in his senior year, King achieved the rank of Midshipman Lieutenant which at that...

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...