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 time was the highest ranking [...]
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 [...]
When visitors tour the Armed Forces History Museum, they are consistently amazed when they learn all the military vehicles (tanks, halftracks, jeeps, etc.) have been fully restored in-house AND are in operational condition. This means the vehicles at the AFHM don’t just get an exterior refurbishing in order to be on display. [...]
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 [...]
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 they faced as members [...]
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 throughout his service held a number of significant [...]