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  Use of U.S. Forces Abroad
Five of the instances are declared wars: the War of 1812, the Mexican War of 1846, the Spanish American War of 1898, World War I declared in 1917, and World War II declared in 1941.
The list does not include covert actions or numerous instances in which U.S. forces have been stationed abroad since World War II in occupation forces or for participation in mutual security organizations, base agreements, or routine military assistance or training operations.
Naval forces of the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands compelled Japan and the Prince of Nagato in particular to permit the Straits of Shimonoseki to be used by foreign shipping in accordance with treaties already signed.
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  World Almanac for Kids
WORLD WAR II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history.
In the main, however, the war was fought with the same or improved weapons of the types used in World War I. The greatest advances were in aircraft and tanks.
War games had indicated that victory could be achieved in about ten weeks, which was significant because the Russian summer, the ideal time for fighting in the USSR, was short, and the Balkans operations had caused a 3-week delay at the outset.
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 List of World War II British naval radar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of World War II British naval radar
Type 271 was the original naval centimetric target indication radar, later fitted with plan position indicator.
It was fitted widely to escort vessels of corvette and frigate size.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_World_War_II_British_naval_radar   (931 words)

 World War II
The Great War, the war that "made the world safe for democracy," had created tremendous dislocations which laid the groundwork for the collapse of democratic institutions in Europe, and set the stage for a second German attempt at conquest.
The war that is now called the Pacific front of World War II was called in Japan then The Great East Asia War, for the liberation of Asia from the European and American colonizers was the proclaimed Goal.
World War II was a watershed in the history of the Uinted States.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/world_war_2.htm   (11154 words)

 World War II - MSN Encarta
They expected the United States to declare war but not to be willing to fight long or hard enough to win.
In one stroke, the Japanese navy scored a brilliant success—and assured the Axis defeat in World War II.
The Japanese attack brought the United States into the war on December 8—and brought it in determined to fight to the finish.
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 National Park Service: World War II Warships in the Pacific
During these years the nature of naval power was changing as a result of the perfection of the airplane and the introduction of a new capital ship utilizing this new weapon--the aircraft carrier.
This view was strengthened early in World War II when the British carried out a carrier strike on the Italian battle fleet at Taranto on November 11, 1940.
When the war in the Pacific ended on September 2, 1945, the surrender of the Japanese was signed on board the battleship USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Harbor.
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 The educational encyclopedia, world war II, navy ships
Naval air war in the Pacific visual history of U.S. Navy and Marine air units in WWII Pacific.
Naval history naval events of world wars 1 and 2, warships lost, and the military background to their losses, Royal Navy, German Navy, Italian Navy, French Navy, Austrian Navy, Austro-Hungarian Navy, Greek Navy, Ottoman Navy, French Navy, Japanese Navy, imperial Japanese Navy, dreadnoughts, battleship, battlescruisers, raiders, aircraft carriers, escort carriers, cruisers, destroyers, torpedo boats, submarines
Battle of the Atlantic the Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War.
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 Coast Guard-manned Naval Vessels in World War II
One or more of these vessels participated in every major amphibious operation carried out by the United States during World War II, unlike the transports (AP), which were limited to non-combat service, carrying personnel and cargoes between the ports of the United States and its allies.
Many of the smaller vessels' commanding officers had been warrant or petty officers until they were promoted temporarily to commissioned rank; their years of experience in the pre-war Coast Guard enabled them to meet the challenges of command.
Finally, the surfmen assigned to vessels manned by the Navy, to serve in landing craft and as mentors for landing craft crews while the Navy was learning the techniques of amphibious warfare, must not be forgotten.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/h_cgnvy.html   (5033 words)

 World War II and Me   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
World War II was fought by more men and women, over more of the globe, with greater loss of life and destruction of property, than any other war.
He remembered well the lessons he thought the world had learned as a result of World War I. But he was well aware of the role Germany was playing both politically and militarily during the early 1930s.
It is said veterans of World War II are dying at the rate of 2000 a day.
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 Chartwell Booksellers: The World's Only Winston Churchill Bookshop. Also home to the Military Bookman.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A New York Naval reservist on an auxiliary cruiser in the Cuban blockade squadron.
The only U.S. carrier to survive the entire war in the Pacific, and the most decorated carrier of World War II, she participated in nearly every major battle.
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 Portsmouth Herald Local News: Boaters face strict port security
All boats within 500 yards of any large naval vessel (greater than 100 feet) must travel at a minimum speed and proceed as directed by the Navy or Coast Guard patrol enforcing the zone.
Boats are not allowed within 100 yards of a large naval vessel unless authorized by the Coast Guard or Navy official enforcing the zone.
The new naval vessel protection zone - along with dozens of security zones around power plants, marine facilities, cruise ships and hazardous cargo vessels across the nation - is designed to reduce vulnerabilities and increase security as part of the Coast Guard's largest port security operation since World War II.
www.seacoastonline.com /2002news/06012002/news/7420.htm   (608 words)

 Naval Vessels - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Naval Vessels, ships designed for the various operations involved in modern naval warfare.
Contains ship fact sheets, lists of homeports and hull classification symbols, status of ships, and planning yard assignments.
This is a listing of all known preserved naval vessels in the United States.
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 World War I
World War 1 Tanks - information on the introduction of tanks in 1916.
Germany's Use of Chemical Warfare in the Great War - focuses primarily on the German offensive use of chemical agents (gas) and the defensive measures of the Allies.
It is 80 years since the armistice silenced the guns of World War I. The war lasted from 1914-18, claimed 10 million lives and forever changed the political map of Europe.
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 MaritimeDigital Archive Encyclopedia - Home > 002d Harbour vessels > Tugs - Harbour tugs > American vessels
Geronimo was struck from the Navy List 30 December 1946 and was sold by the War Assets Administration to John Hanson 13 July 1948.
John L. Lawrence remained in the 2d Naval District until 16 March 1919 when she arrived for duty at Key West, Fla. She was assigned to the 3d Submarine Division where she engaged in exercises and torpedo drills with growing submarine force.
Acquired for the impending war with Spain, the tug was assigned to the Atlantic station and operated at the Norfolk Navy Yard.
www.ibiblio.org /maritime/media/index.php?cat=1033   (1384 words)

 Top 10 World War II films - MOVIE OPINIONS - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
World War II arguably has been the richest source of cinematic material in history, spawning hundreds of films dealing with actual fighting, or the lead-up to it or aftermath of it.
Assembling a list of the top 10 World War II films of all time is a brutal task, because the definition of such a film can be broad or narrow.
There are others set in specific areas of the war, like prisoner of war or concentration camps, naval vessels, air bases or boot camps.
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 Large Submarine Models
From her attacks on ships, using a ramming prow to puncture target vessels below the waterline, the world thought it a sea monster, but later identified it as an underwater vessel capable of great destructive power, after the Abraham Lincoln was attacked and Ned Land struck the metallic surface of the Nautilus with his harpoon.
Her greatest sinking, during six war patrols, was the aircraft carrier Shokaku that had participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
USS Nautilus was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine and the first vessel to complete a submerged transit across the North Pole.
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 Research Database Page
We are compiling a database of military personnel, military units and naval vessels for which we have resources, regarding their World War II service.
Due to the recent popularity of World War II films such as "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers", many people are becoming interested in what their father, mother, aunt, uncle, grandfather, or grandmother did during the war.
Unfortunately, many veterans never tell their stories before they pass on or are forgotten, and many children of World War II servicemen never learn of their father's or grandfather's honorable service because they may have been lost in combat.
www.wwiihistorycenter.org /Researchpage.htm   (1053 words)

 HyperWar: Japanese Naval and Merchant Shipping Losses During World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In January 1943 the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Navy agreed that the formation of a joint committee to assess enemy Naval and merchant shipping losses during World War II would be desirable.
All Naval vessels known or believed to have been lost.
A negligible number of vessels have not been assessed because of insufficient information as to the cause of loss.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/Japan/IJN/JANAC-Losses   (249 words)

 Guide to Federal Records - Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation
Merchant vessel documentation functions transferred to Bureau of Customs; and functions relating to merchant vessel inspection, safety of life at sea, and merchant vessel personnel to U.S. Coast Guard, by EO 9083, February 28, 1942.
Textual Records (in Boston): Certificates of inspection of steam vessels at New Bedford, MA, by the inspectors of hulls and boilers for the District of Boston and Charlestown, MA, 1870-77.
Lists of official numbers and signal letters granted, 1869-1912, and of vessel name changes, 1881-1920.
www.archives.gov /research/guide-fed-records/groups/041.html   (3369 words)

 Maritime FAQ: Information Bulletin 67-4
Also included are the classification standards employed which give much detail concerning construction specifications, lists of vessel owners, and lists of former names of vessels.
List of Merchant Vessels of the United States, begins 1868, arranged alphabetically by propulsion category (sail, steam or motor, unrigged), includes yachts.
Government vessels of the various departments are also listed alphabetically by department.
www.mysticseaport.org /Library/ere/ib674.cfm   (897 words)

 Amazon.com: Carrier War: Aviation Art of World War II: Books: Paul Stillwell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Artists of several generations are represented, including World War II veterans Tom Lea and Dwight Shepler, contemporaries like Ted Wilbur, and the ubiquitous and excellent James Dietz.
Begin with the earliest demonstrations of planes flying from and landing on a vessel at sea and the carrier’s evolution in the period between the wars.
Instead, this book is essentially a history of carrier aviation and the naval war, one that happens to be illustrated primarily by paintings instead of photos.
www.amazon.com /Carrier-War-Aviation-Art-World/dp/140271856X   (1041 words)

 MMORPG.COM - Your Headquarters for Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games!
World War II Online is a combined arms, online simulation set in a relentless, action-packed 3D environment where players can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles, naval vessels and aircraft or sling weapons and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players.
World War II Online is the first and still only massively multiplayer first-person virtual battlefield that covers a 1/2 scale map of Europe with accurate terrain modeling.
It allows thousands of players to fight 24/7 in a persistent world in which character advancement and career paths provide a rich RPG layer and strategic systems are driven by player missions and command structure.
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 The Fog of War
As I have told McNamara, I demonstrated against the war as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin and as a graduate student at Princeton.
At the heart of The Fog of War is this belief in human fallibility.
We pretty much know now that the second attack (on the US naval vessels) never happened, and that the first attack (which did happen) was provoked by us, maybe intentionally, maybe not.
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 Wars and conflicts of the U.S. Navy
This Library of Congress report lists instances in which the United States has used its armed forces abroad in situations of conflict or potential conflict or for other than normal peacetime purposes.
It replaces the 1993 list previously published on this website and is intended primarily to provide a rough sketch survey of past U.S. military ventures abroad.
List of Expeditions Formed and Landings Effected by the U.S. Naval Force in Central America, Mexico and the West Indies, From 1901 to May 1, 1929
www.history.navy.mil /wars   (1282 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: War At Sea - Naval Battles And Vessels Of World War Two: DVD: The War File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Leyte Gulf was the last and the greatest sea battle of World War II, leaving the Imperial fleet all but destroyed.
DISC 2 BATTLESHIPS AT WAR The battleship reigned supreme in naval warfare and though only the Dardanelles and Jutland provided action in World War I, German rearmament ensured the heavily-armed queen of the seas would play a major part in the second conflict.
World War 2 RAF Bombers - DVD List: A list by B.
www.amazon.co.uk /War-At-Sea-Battles-Vessels/dp/B00061RZ2E   (748 words)

 HyperWar: US Navy Ships, 1940-1945
The U.S. Naval Institute has over 450,000 prints in the archive, half are ships, and at least half of those ships were from World War II.
Historic Naval Ships Association List of Historic Naval Ships listed by location and by name.
The list will be re-created as soon as the individual pages are complete.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/USN-ships.html   (912 words)

 Coast Guard Manned SC Vessels
She was struck from the Naval Register on 26 February 1946 and transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission.
She escorted a vessel convoy to Kungnat Bay on the 22nd and on the 27th escorted the DARIEN to BW #1.
Her commanding officers were (list incomplete): LTJG J. Claussen; LTJG W. Martin (24 July 1945); ENS C. Roll (22 September 1945).
www.uscg.mil /hq/g%2Dcp/history/WEBCUTTERS/SC_Vessels.html   (3883 words)

 HyperWar: U.S. Navy in World War II
HyperWar: U.S. Navy in World War II Including the United States Coast Guard, which operates as part of the Navy during wartime.
The Negro in the Navy in World War II
Listing ships by type and class, with descriptions and links to pages for individual ships--giving profile, characteristics, history, and photographs of the ship.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN   (854 words)

 Cyndi's List - Military Resources Worldwide
For anyone with a genealogical interest in the World War II German prisoner of war camps and the prisoners held in these camps.
Prussian and Saxon Casualties of the Franco-Prussian War 
Source of this listing from "Buffalo and Erie County in the World War 1914-1919".
www.cyndislist.com /milres.htm   (2444 words)

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