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Remembering LT Walter Sherman Gifford, Jr., USNR – KIA WWII

LT Walter Sherman Gifford, Jr., USNR
December 15, 1917 – July 31, 1944

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Remembering Flight RG-407, December 12, 1971

Ten Sailors gave their lives during the Vietnam War in the defense of their country while flying over the South China Sea on 12 December, 1971.
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Time to Reexamine Pearl Harbor (Part 5 of 5), Guest Post

Foot Notes

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Time to Reexamine Pearl Harbor (Part 4 of 5), Guest Post

First Overt Act (25)

Captain Edwin T. Layton probably gave a better summation of why we had Pearl Harbor than any historian has provided in the years since the end of World War II. As Layton explained to the Army Pearl Harbor Board in 1944: “Our people were not charged up to go fight until after Pearl Harbor was hit.” (26)

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Time to Reexamine Pearl Harbor (Part 3 of 5), Guest Post

In late 1940, Lieutenant Commander Edwin T. Layton assumed duty as Fleet Intelligence Officer, United States Fleet.
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Time to Reexamine Pearl Harbor (Part 2 of 5), Guest Post

Key Personnel Assignments in Hawaii

On 15 November 1940, Captain Ellis M. Zacharias assumed command of the USS Salt Lake City (CA-25). Prior to taking this assignment Zacharias was District Intelligence Officer, Eleventh Naval District.
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