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Aboard the Utah

Aboard the Utah

Number One Turret’s crew posing under their turret’s 12/45 guns in 1913, aboard USS Utah (BB- 31). Chief Turret Capt. Abraham DeSomer is seated at right in the center of the front row. To his right is the turret officer, Ensign Arthur S. Carpender. DeSomer received the Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism during […]

New name, new plaque

New name, new plaque

Command Chief Master Sgt. Jesse M. Dunlap, wing sergeant major, directs placement of new emblem on the wing headquarters building in preparation for change of designation from 6486th Air Base Wing to 15th Air Base Wing, effective Nov. 1, 1971. U.S. Air Force file photo

Pool practice makes perfect

Pool practice makes perfect

Service members conduct a life-saving course, jumping into Hickam Pool in full gear. Year unknown. U.S. Air Force file photo

Welcome home, shipmate

Welcome home, shipmate

Storekeeper 2nd Class Ruth LeDue, a woman accepted for voluntary military service, welcomes Chief Radioman Rodney M. Kimbley, Sept. 21, 1945, at U.S. Naval Air Station Honolulu, now Keehi Lagoon NEX. Kimbley, of Elnora, Indiana, returned from a Japanese prison camp with 18 other Navy and Marine recovered American military personnel. Photo courtesy of Hawaii […]

Quality assurance

Quality assurance

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Elizabeth Holbrook, USNR (W) checks a finished metal bracket against its blueprint, in a huge assembly and repair building at a naval air station in the Hawaiian Islands, circa mid-1945. U.S. Navy photo, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Sailing along

Sailing along

Sailors enjoy a ride in a Hawaiian war canoe during operations off Oahu, late October 1949. Photo by Ted Huggins.