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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : United States Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
All destroyers have been named for naval heroes since USS Bainbridge (DD-1).
This is the main port on the Eastern Seaboard.
Guantanamo Bay — A small section on the south coast of Cuba is leased by the United States and used as a naval base.
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 ipedia.com: Military history of Britain during World War II Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The nearest Axis bases were on Rhodes, and so the aircraft had to stage through somewhere to be able to get to Iraq.
The United Kingdom was the main base for the operation, and it provided the majority of the naval power for it.
In order to gain bases for the aircraft necessary to supply Fourteenth Army in its attack through the heart of the country, two offshore islands, Akyab and Ramree had to be captured.
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Roosevelt's strong base in the largest state made him an obvious candidate for the Democratic nomination, which was hotly contested since it seemed clear that Hoover would be defeated at the 1932 presidential election.
This was a precursor of the March 1941 Lend-Lease agreement which began to direct massive military and economic aid to Britain.
The Japanese advance to the south and south-east was halted at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 and the Battle of Guadalcanal between August 1942 and February 1943.
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 Wars and conflicts of the U.S. Navy
American Naval Participation in the Great War (with special reference to the European Theater of Operations) by CAPT Dudley Knox
Homing Pigeons, Instruction on Reception, Care, and Training at U.S. Navy Air Bases
Order of Battle for Carriers and Carrier Based Squadrons in the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) and Vietnam (1964-1975) (also available as a.pdf file)
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