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Melvin Douglas Smith, the firstborn child of Carl and Agnes Smith, was raised in Alamance, North Carolina, a small village near Burlington. Doug, along with his three sisters and one brother, always loved the beauty of water and he grew up swimming and fishing. After leaving E. M. Holt High School at eighteen, he followed that love of water to the Navy and enlisted in April 1956.
Continue reading “Remembering CTC Melvin D. Smith, USN, KIA USS LIBERTY”
Featured picture shows the helmet of Pliyeev, the pilot of the Soviet TU-16 (BADGER F) that crashed into the North Sea on May 25, 1968.
By Robert Gibson “Bob” Corder
I joined the Navy in 1955 after graduating from high school (in Virginia), primarily because my parents couldn’t afford to send me to college.
Continue reading “My Time at Imperial Beach 1956 (Guest Post)”
Not only did traffic analysis aide cryptanalysts in their attack on encrypted text messages, but in a wartime situation it provided valuable order of battle, force disposition and movement intelligence information to the U.S. surface and submarine attack forces!