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Midway Island

Midway Island is an unincorporated community in Stafford County, Virginia. It lies at an elevation of 164 feet (50 m).

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story time: as a kid i was so terrified of that bit that I always quit playing sonic 3 midway through angel island 2
I liked when, midway through KONG: SKULL ISLAND, the movie is like, "shout out to Cannibal Holocaust"
On remote Midway island, baby albatrosses suffer from a diet of plastic trash
'Midway through the research I became fascinated with small gold coins circulating in in the city of Makassar on the island of Sulawesi.'
Plastic island: How our trash is destroying paradise "...by 2050 there will be more plastic in the s…
New art mural made from plastic lighters that washed up as debris on midway island. Click here for more info…
1st US territory outside of continental US was The Midway Islands in the Pacific ocean annexed 150 years ago today.…
I wish to God my dad had talked more.Served at Midway Island,Korea & secret missions.Died at 52 w/o tel…
Island - How our throwaway culture is turning paradise into a graveyard v htt…
Makes you wonder what goes on in the "new" navy, think this batch could've stopped *** @ midway Island?
Drinking and shopping (@ Lowes Grocery at Midway Commons in Oak Island, NC)
Aug 25 - Sept 4 Grand Island with midway, attractions, concerts, food choices & more!
From TOTUS Obama returns to his Roots and joins Gooney Birds on Midway Island: Obama taking Air Force One to ...
Obama highlights climate agenda on tiny Midway Island
Last moment of kamikaze pilots about to dive into the USS Yorktown . Midway Island 1942 colorized
The island of occupies a central position midway between Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe at the heart of the Caribbean Sea.
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Great shot of in front of the USS Midway island ⚓️ Well wishes in Rio, we will be rooting for you! 🇺🇸
it's about midway between st Patrick's island bridge and Fort Calgary.
yup! Sort of midway between St Patrick's Island bridge and Fort Calgary
MIGCFD and Midway both slammed with water rescues and medical call on Sandy Island
Carney: works the City of London Bankster Circus Midway on Jekyl Island ;-)
Gilligan's Island was the first pinball machine with a DMD to be released by Williams
Midway Fire Rescue tells me it has exhausted its search for a missing swimmer in Pawleys Island. Details on
Chief Dough Eggiman of Midway Fire Rescue said the rescue teams had exhausted their efforts and a decision was...
Nice, yet don't forget Midway Island; probably makes Hawaii the longest state. :)
See a video tour of my Old Gress Island Road
"The Midway" at Island in the City Music Festival . 4 days July 7th 8th 9th & 10th with outstanding family...
Somehow I managed to reset my time zone location to Midway Island (GMT -11) instead of EST (GMT -5). it's fixed but I was very confused
Checking out the Island/Bridge of the USS Midway while waiting for the movie on the deck to…
You know you've been watching too much Cake Boss when you start to sound like you're from Long Island midway through your morning prayer.
Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean, Unbelievable ! via Please watch ocean pollution that is horrid‼️
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Watching a National Geographic documentary on the Battle of Midway. I had no idea John Ford was on the island, filming everything.
Midway Island is ready to cash in its bottles!
So sad..plasti you use is killing animals on a remote island
Midway Island secret.and the secret hidden in our oceans!! Reduce the usage of plastic & control our rubbish!...
See a virtual tour of my listing on Old Gress Island Road
KH4WW (Midway Island) spotted on 21030.0 at 1514z by S51KD CW Alert
Did u find the key . With john john & the blonde very foggy like an aleutian island berings strait at 187 niner midway. I see rudolph i think
Switched on midway through Lemn Sissay on Desert Island Discs. Took me three tracks to realise it wasnt Les Dennis. I thought he seemed deep
Midway Island, one of the most remote spots on Earth, is littered with plastic. Learn more >>
So glad I got to pass my exit and bridge to the island where I used to live!
whats sad is the garbage on Midway Island the seabirds eat :(
I am looking for a buyer on Old Gress Island Road
Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean, Unbelievable! Please don't throw anything into the sea. So sad..…
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was commander-in-chief of the Japanese Combined fleet. He planned to destroy the US Pacific Fleet at Midway Island.
Roof burns at Pawleys Island home: Firefighters from Midway Fire Rescue battled a roof fire Monday at a home o...
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MIDWAY This video isabout an island in the ocean at 2000 km from any other coast line. It is sad
Thompson definitely is a heckuva racer. I remember when he drove the No. 66 Midway Island car. Loves these plate tracks.
True story: I first became a Mark Thompson fan because he had the same first name as Mark Martin and he owned Midway Island.
Long Island is their midway stop and THERE ARE SO MANY
Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Midway, Wake Island- part of the US and are all islands
Flight distance from Fort Mcmurray to Midway Island 6,015 kilometers
.27 Sqn Vulcan MRRs working out of Midway island sniffing for Chinese Nuclear tests.
Re Class and Isolated Island Oni and Midway Hime and Airfield Hime are my wifus HISSES AT DUSTIN
Lots of limited local brews in at Midway Liquor Prior and University St Paul. Kona Brewing, Goose Island Bourbon
.27 Sqn operated out of Midway island sniffing for chinese nukes
KH4HI (Midway Island) spotted on 18115.0 at 1418z by YO8COQ ..up3...tnx...best 73..! Alert
Yes, unfortunately. The video shows junk washed up on the island of Midway has had a terrible effect on albatross colonies.
For Midway Atoll’s birds, plastic is the main dish - The debris littering this historic island is just a (cont)
...did you make your JIRA timezone Midway Island?
02/10/1942: US Base at Midway was attacked by Japanese submarine in the fourth attack on island since December 7th.
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Garbage Island: the shame of Midway Atoll. Interesting piece from
Thx RT: history buffs will enjoy this extensive gigapan tour of the ghosts of Midway Island:
USAAF The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) took delivery of its first B-24As in mid-1941. The USAAF initially used the type as transports. The sole B-24 in Hawaii was destroyed by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The first USAAF Liberators to carry out combat missions were 12 repossessed LB-30s deployed to Java with the 11th Bombardment Squadron (7th Bombardment Group) that flew their first combat mission in mid-January. Two were shot up by Japanese fighters, but both managed to land safely. One was written off due to battle damage and the other crash-landed on a beach. US-based B-24s entered combat service in 1942 when on 6 June, four B-24s from Hawaii staging through Midway Island attempted an attack on Wake Island, but were unable to find it. Strategic bombing, 1942–45 Over the next three years, B-24 squadrons deployed to all theaters of the war: African, European, China-Burma-India, the Battle of the Atlantic, the Southwest Pacific Theater and the Pacific Theater. In the ...
12/07/1941: Japanese forces bombed Guam, Wake Island and Midway Island is bombarded.
Last night the Japanese attacked Wake Island. And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
factoid-- The 808 telephone area code covers the inhabited, developed and uninhabited areas of the Hawaiian Islands out to Midway Island and Wake Island. It is Hawaii's only area code. 808 was issued as Hawaii's area code shortly after its statehood in 1959. Slightly over 1.3 million people live in Hawaii. Despite the state's rapid growth and the proliferation of cell phones (particularly in Honolulu and Oahu), a single area code is projected to be enough to serve the state until at least the third quarter of 2029. Because of its small population, Hawaii is one of the few North American jurisdictions with one area code.
EVERY single piece of plastic that has ever been created since the 19th century is still SOMEWHERE on our planet. So if it never goes away, where does it go? Come join us for this eye-opening and award-winning film about the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch and how it’s affecting the people and wildlife on and around Midway Island. Thursday, November 20, 7:00pm at the Unitarian Fellowship One West Nelson Street Newton, NJ 07860
see video on Midway Island. Very sad
Midway Island is an uninhabited island about 2000 km from any other coast line. It lies roughly equidistant between North America and Asia, and almost halfwa...
Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean,an unspoken truth that needs to be shared
Today in 1867 - Capt William Reynolds of Lackawanna raises U.S. flag over Midway Island & took formal possession of islands for U.S.
Passengers aboard a Guam-bound United Airlines flight that was diverted to Midway Island on Thursday described a 'burning smell' in the cabin prior to landing on the unincorporated U.S. territory.
Boeing 777s Forced to Land on Midway Island, in Oklahoma: There were no injuries after a United Airlines jet had...
United flight from Honolulu to Guam diverted to remote Midway Island in the Pacific via
Flight diverted to Midway Island over odor: A harrowing United Airlines flight Friday over the Pacific Ocean w...
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Two United Airlines Boeing 777s, less than two days apart, had emergency landings. One on Midway Island, and one in Oklahoma.
Hawaii-Guam flight diverted to tiny Midway Island after fire fears:
Boeing 777 w/ 348 on board declares fire emergency over Pacific; emergency landing on Midway Island http:/…
United Airlines plane bound from Honolulu to Guam makes emergency landing on remote Midway Island:
United Airlines plane makes emergency landing on Midway Island after apparent mechanical issue via
June 3.   1098   Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seize Antioch, Turkey. 1539   Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain. 1861   Union troops defeat Confederate forces at Philippi, in western Virginia 1864   Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia. 1888   The classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat," written by Ernest L. Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner. 1918   The Finnish Parliament ratifies a treaty with Germany. 1923   In Italy, dictator Benito Mussolini grants women the right to vote. 1928   Manchurian warlord Chian Tso-Lin dies as a result of a bomb blast set off by the Japanese. 1938   The German Third Reich votes to confiscate so-called "degenerate art." 1940   The German Luftwaffe hits Paris with 1,100 bombs. 1942   Japanese carrier-based planes strafe Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands as a diversion of the attack on Midway Island. 1952   A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison ca ...
Convincing the Naval General Staff to strike against Midway Island has not been easy. But we must strike a decisive blow to the enemy.
In remembrance of my two brothers Jim Flynn and George Flynn. Jim served on the U.S.S. Enterprise in the battle of Midway Island, and George served on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill which was attacked in the South China Sea during WWII
paper: The Spring Day attractions on campus in 1910 featured "a veritable Coney Island midway in miniature."
USS Thresher (SS-200), a Tambor-class submarine, was the first United States Navy ship to be named for the thresher shark. Her keel was laid down 27 May 1939 at the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 27 March 1940 sponsored by Mrs. Claude A. Jones, and commissioned on 27 August 1940, with Lieutenant Commander William Lovett Anderson (Annapolis, Class of 1926) in command. Contents [hide] 1 Sea trials 2 Patrols 2.1 First and second 2.2 Third and fourth 2.3 Fifth and sixth 2.4 Seventh 2.5 Eighth and ninth 2.6 Tenth 2.7 Eleventh and twelfth 2.8 Thirteenth 2.9 Fourteenth 3 End of active duty 4 Notes Sea trials[edit] Following training and sea trials, Thresher got underway from New London, Connecticut on 25 October 1940 for engineering trials in Gravesend Bay, New York, and shakedown off the Dry Tortugas. She operated along the East Coast through the end of 1940 and into 1941. She set sail on 1 May 1941 for the Caribbean Sea, en route for Pearl Harbor, transiting the Panama Canal ...
14 May 1963: At 13:04:13 UTC, Mercury-Atlas 9, carrying astronaut L. Gordon Cooper aboard Faith 7, lifted off from Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, Florida. MA-9 was the final flight of Project Mercury. Gordon Cooper flew 22 orbits. Due to electrical system problems that began on the 21st orbit, he had to fly a manual reentry which resulted in the most accurate landing of the Mercury program. At 34 hours, 19 minutes, 49 seconds after lift off, Faith 7 splashed down approximately 70 miles (112.6 kilometers) southeast of Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean, less than 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from the primary recovery ship, USS Kearsarge (CV-33). The Mercury spacecraft, named Faith 7, was built by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri. It was the 20th Mercury capsule built, and was one of four which were modified to support a day-long mission. Some items considered unnecessary were deleted and extra oxygen and battery capacity was added. Designed to carry one pilot, the Mercury ...
Are you a former resident of Midway Island? If so, only you can understand. As a former resident myself in 1976, I found that it was one of the most fantastic places on earth. And only us few had the chance to visit.MADE IN THE USA: 100% Designed, Printed and shipped directly from the Rhode Island U…
B-26 "SUSIE-Q" (40-1391), 22nd BG 18th BS, took part in the attack on 0710 4 Jun 1942, on the Japanese Combined Fleet near Midway Island with 1/Lt. James P. Muri and 2/Lt. Pren Moore piloting (see photo). Badly damaged by flak and Japanese Zero fighters during a torpedo attack on the Japanese aircraft carrier Agagi, it crash landed back on Midway Island; all crew members survived, although several were badly wounded. Later, now Lt. Col James Muri hand drew a diagram of how 'Susie-Q' flew right down the deck of the Japanese aircraft carrier 'Akagi' to escape the ship's anti-aircraft fire, after dropping the torpedo. SUSIE-Q was one of only 4 B-26s, two from the 22nd BG and two from the 38th BG, that participated in the Battle of Midway.
Midway through the first half, Westside and Grand Island are scoreless
On This Day - May 15, 1958 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3 into space. The huge spacecraft (over a tone) was intended to be the worlds first satellite but problems with the spacecraft's complex array of science instruments resulted in repeated delays prompting the launch of the much smaller and simpler Sputnik 1 first. May 15, 1960 - The Soviet Union launches Korabal Sputnik 1. This was the first test flight of what would become the Vostok manned spacecraft. May 15, 1963 - The United States launches Mercury Atlas 9 carrying astronaut Gordon Cooper into space. Mercury Atlas 9 (MA-9, designated also Faith 7) was the fourth and final manned orbital flight of the Mercury program. The pilot was L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. The objectives of MA-9 were to: (1) evaluate the effects on the astronaut of approximately one day in orbital flight; (2) verify that man can function for an extended period in space as a primary operating system of the spacecraft; and, (3) evaluate in a manned one-day mission the combined pe ...
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Don't forget our Committee meeting for volunteers desiring to help with the Midway Island Reunion will be a 6PM today at Ralphie's on Happy Valley Road
Welcome to another Tony's fun fact of the day. Today i will be posting multiple facts about Hawaii. Enjoy. 1. The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii. 2. Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines. 3. Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee. 4. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii. 5. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. 1 .Vowels: A, E, I, O, U 2. Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W 6. From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States. 7. The Hawaiian Islands are the projecting tops of the biggest mountain range in the world. 8. Honolulu's zenith star, (the star that rises directly above it) is Arcturus. The Hawaiians called it Hokule'a. *** koo lay uh.) 9. Under-sea volcanoes that er ...
1942 – The Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established. 1942 – The first indications of Japanese planning for an attack on Midway Island, in the Central Pacific, reach the code breakers. 1943 – U.S. and Great Britain chiefs of staff, meeting in Washington, D.C., approve and plot out Operation Pointblank, a joint bombing offensive to be mounted from British airbases. Operation Pointblank’s aim was grandiose and comprehensive: “The progressive destruction and dislocation of the German military and economic system, and the undermining of the morale of the German people.” It was also intended to set up “final combined operations on the continent.” In other words, it was intended to set the stage for one fatal blow that would bring Germany to its knees. The immediate targets of Operation Pointblank were to be submarine construction yards and bases, aircraft factories, ball bearing factories, rubber and tire factories, oil production and storage plants, and military transport-vehicle f ...
The United States should be held accountable for international crimes to account Military and Clandestine Operations in Foreign Countries - 1798-Present" Global Policy Forum December 2005 Note: This list does not pretend to be definitive or absolutely complete. Nor does it seek to explain or interpret the interventions. Information and interpretation on selected interventions will be later included as links. Note that US operations in World Wars I and II have been excluded. Short-list 1798-1800 France: Undeclared naval war against France, marines land in Puerto Plata. 1801-1805 Tripoli: War with Tripoli (Libya), called "First Barbary War". 1806 Spanish Mexico: Military force enters Spanish territory in headwaters of the Rio Grande. 1806-1810 Spanish and French in Caribbean: US naval vessels attack French and Spanish shipping in the Caribbean. 1810 Spanish West Florida: Troops invade and seize Western Florida, a Spanish possession. 1812 Spanish East Florida: Troops seize Amelia Island and adjacent territor ...
A MUSTsee Midway Island -Unbelievable video about albatross on Midway Island and the plastic we consume. via
Toyota Car caught fire midway on3MB 2wards d island. Fire service n police on hand and have quelled the fire.
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
We lived on Midway Island 3yr.mtook our Eng.bull/poo 2 the beach. He literally got on my head,he was so afraid.
Allied forces in Midway Island region are placed on standby to respond if attack proceeds ...
THIS is what OUR TRASH is doing to OUR PLANET. - Birds on Midway Island. - Hey humans, are you proud?
someone tell me why the Hawks aren't on TV in Harry Caray's in Midway? guess I'll drink this Goose Island to the Pacers game...
Aerial view of Eastern Island,Midway. The Japanese wanted this for obvious reasons.
Public Invited to Midway Island Reunion Events: A historic event will take place in Glasgow and Barren County ...
"Midway island is home to 2million albatross, that's 70% of the world's albatross population."
Doing the Gooney Dance. Laysan albatross socializing at Midway Island. . June 4th, 2012 at the 70th Anniversary...
6, 15, and 28 buses are temporarily rerouted via Stony Island, 63rd, Cornell Drive, Midway Plaisance, and Stony Island.
Midway Fire Rescue will be hosting a child safety seat inspection on Sat from 10-2 at our Beaumont Station in Pawleys I…
We all know the Laysan Albatross breeds on Midway Island but did you know there is a healthy colony on Kauai?
As of 3 PM temperatures have soared to 86 at O'Hare Airport, 88 at Midway Airport, and 86 at Northerly Island.
DayOfInfamy: And this morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.
The Boeing 314 Clipper on a stopover at Honolulu. Next stop, Midway Island.
Friday morning June 6th, of the reunion; there will be 3 events going on. 1. The Battle of Midway Survivors and other World War Ii survivors attending will meet at the Methodist Church on south Green Street from 0930 till 100 for a media time. this will be overseen by Barren County High School Teacher Mr. Todd Steenbergen. 2. Also beginning at 0930, Retired Navy Commander Gerald Durbin will be giving a power point at the South Central Bank Operations Center. He will be joined by Retired Major General Dan Cherry from Bowling Green who will give a film presentation of his shooting down of a Mig during the Viet Nam War. General Cherry started his aviation career flying as Navigator on an RD-121 (Air Force Version of the Navy EC-121) and was at one time Commander of the USAF Thunderbirds. This event will be coordinated by The veterans organizations of this area. 3. The Dependents, those born on Midway Island, and The George Canon Alumni will gather at 0930 at the Glasgow Baptist Church's fellowship hall ...
Ok Islanders; I have to share this with you. I just got an email from Captain Jim Fanell; who was a Skipper on Midway Island at one time. He is with the Pacific Fleet Command at Pearl Harbor now. He won't be able to attend the reunion, but is going to try and help our...
I was at Midway Island from 64-66. My name is Charles W Horton Jr. My fathers name is Chuck Horton, he was RM2 Chuck Horton. I was 4 years old and we lived by that stretch of area that had many humps before the Elementary School. I was fascinated with the Gooney Birds. I saw my first sea fish which was a Sun Fish, its flesh was like pink cotton candy. We lived about 5 minutes from the very very old wood piers and there were many old WII ships that were tied to the piers. Some were listed or half sunk . I remember the very nasty and dangerous rats, my dad had to shoot them a couple of times just so our garbage could be put into the cans. Many years later I found out the danger of Wharf rats because Louisiana has a very huge population of them and I had personal encounters with them in Northwest Louisiana. I hope to hear from people that I went to school with. Have a great and blessed day.
A sunset on the beach at Midway Island in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. One of my favorite places in the world.
Midway Island or Midway Atoll is a 6.2km2 atoll in the North Pacific Ocean and as its name suggests, it is rough...
Throw your trash into the bin, think how you can reduce waste. ▶ Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean
Some events in history that happened on December 28th: 1065 - Westminister Abbey is consecrated for use in London 1732 - 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanac" (Pennsylvania Gazette) 1832 - John Calhoun becomes 1st U.S. VP to resign (over differences with President Andrew Jackson) 1836 - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico 1846 - Iowa becomes 29th state 1849 - M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning when he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing and notices the cleaning effect 1860 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad 1867 - United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits 1869 - William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum 1877 - John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill (rolling pin) 1897 - Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris 1902 - Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US 1904 ...
On This Day In The Navy: 1870: After a month at sea in a 22-foot boat, Coxswain William Halford, the lone survivor of 5, reaches Hawaii to seek help for crew of USS Saginaw, wrecked near Midway Island. Rescuers reach the 88 Saginaw survivors on 4 January 1871.
Set yourself still, read it. Too long? Read it anyways and be grateful your lazy *** didn't have to learn Japanese. Medal of Honor Recipients on Dec. 7, 1941 Editor’s Note: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor with a massive carrier air raid that crippled the U.S. Pacific Fleet, destroyed three-fourths of the 231 military aircraft at hand, killed 2,403 people and injured another 1,104 others. But during the horror and bloodshed that day there were many instances of American bravery and valor above and beyond the call of duty. Of the 16 U.S. military personnel who received the Medal of Honor for actions on Dec. 7, 1941, 11 were awarded it posthumously. Two of the recipients were not at Pearl Harbor itself: One was serving at Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, and the other at Midway Island, which were also attacked. Their ranks ranged from seaman 1st class to rear admiral. Note: An asterisk (*) before the recipient’s name indicates that he received the Medal of Honor posthumously. *Bennion, M ...
After a night on Midway Island we depart for Wake Island and the crossing of the International Date Line. Arrival at Wake will be at 1:30pm.
My tribute to Lt. H.D. Meyerkord U. S. Navy and DE-1058 U.S. Meyerkord ,the man and his ship. In 1961 after completing basic training at San Diego California I was assigned to U.S.S. Los Angeles 6th Div, My Div officer was LT JG H.D. Meyerkod. In 1962 I was transferred to U.S.Naval Station on Midway Island. 1963 I was transferred to U.S.S. Procyon AF-61 San Francisco Calif. in which I completed my 4 YRS active duty,then transferred to the U.S.Naval Reserve. In 1966 I received hand book called The Naval Reservist. Never looked at it and I put it away with other Navy memorabilia. Sometime in 2012 found the book, read the article, got on computer and found the ship and it's history. I find it amazing for this to follow me all these years, and completes a lot of history. I pay tribute to this officer because he was a very caring and understanding person. A person that one would follow in a time of peace or war. When I left the ship in 1962 he held the rank of Lieutenant and was the gunnery Officer of the Los ...
These men truly are part of the greatest generation. Not only did the Doolittle Raid show the Japanese that their homeland was vulnerable and help raise America’s spirits, but it also forced the Japanese Admiralty to approve the operation against Midway Island. A battle that they would lose and from that point on be on the defensive in the Pacific. Gods’ rest to those who have passed and God Bless to those who remain.
Hard to watch but showcases how we affect the environment. Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean: via
This is a video everyonw should watch and share. From the Midway Island, North Pacific Ocean - YouTube
The Battle of Midway[edit] Five days later, the "Big E" sortied toward the South Pacific to reinforce U.S. carriers operating in the Coral Sea. However, the Battle of the Coral Sea was over before Enterprise arrived. After executing, with Hornet, a feint towards Nauru and Banaba (Ocean) islands which caused the Japanese to cancel their operation to seize the two islands, Enterprise returned to Pearl Harbor on 26 May, and began intensive preparation to meet the expected Japanese thrust at Midway Island. VT-6 TBDs on the USS Enterprise during the Battle of Midway On 28 May, Enterprise sortied as Rear Admiral Raymond A. Spruance's flagship with orders "to hold Midway and inflict maximum damage on the enemy by strong attrition tactics". With Enterprise in CTF 16 were Hornet, six cruisers, and 10 destroyers. On 30 May, Task Force 17 (TF17), with Rear Admiral Frank J. Fletcher in Yorktown, left Pearl with two cruisers and six destroyers as CTF-17; as senior officer present, Rear Admiral Fletcher became "Officer ...
Save the albatross from plastic nightmare SightlineSeries: Journey to Midway Island with Chris Jordan via
From "American Minute" for June 4th: n 1942, Imperial Japan invaded Singapore and took around 25,000 prisoners. Next was the Philippines. With Imperial Japan's relentless bombardment by planes and heavy siege guns, President Franklin D. Roosevelt did not want General Douglas MacArthur captured, so he ordered him to leave Corregidor, Philippines, and evacuate to Australia. General Douglas MacArthur obeyed, March 11, 1942, but not without promising, "I shall return." The turning point in the Pacific War began JUNE 4, 1942. American intelligence intercepted Imperial Japan's plans to capture Midway Island and from there, Hawaii and the rest of the Pacific. The outnumbered U.S. Pacific Fleet attempted a desperate ambush of the Imperial Japanese armada, but was losing badly. When the Imperial Japanese fleet suddenly changed its course, the American torpedo dive-bombers searched for it in vain, with many of their escort fighters running out of fuel and ditching in the ocean. Lieutenant-Commander John Waldron, w ...
Well on June the 8th 1948 I was born on Midway Island with parents that were excited about my birth. Now I am turning 65. Every birthday has been celebrated to the fullest. I celebrate with friends for a month. I want everyone to have a chance to take me out. Feel free to take a number, no one will be left behind. Every birthday has felt no different than the one before it. I peaked when I turned 16 and got my drivers license. I got older each year, but never felt it. Sure more aches and pains are felt but I never felt like I was aging. Now number 65 and the feelings change. I am on Medicare. Medicare is for the elderly. When you book a flight you are now a Senior. You can get a discount on coffee just by being a senior. Oh sure it's great saving a dime, but you are a senior and you are elderly. I fear I never start smelling elderly...you know that scent of estée Lauder, moth balls, and urine. It could happen. Today I went to the store and bought three bags of groceries. I picked up one bag and started t ...
Speech by Adm. Fargo, USN (ret) Thank you, Frank, for that generous introduction. One of the problems with advance billing is it can lead to extravagant expectations.  I am all too aware of the observation made by one of our greatest philosophers – ‘good old’ Charlie Brown of Peanuts fame.  Charlie Brown says, “There is no heavier burden than great potential.” But I appreciate your introduction and will endeavor mightily to live up to it.  Actually, I also worry that maybe with the generational change in front of me, nobody here knows who Charlie Brown is.  But you can Google him! …After the program. Admiral Ponds told me my charge today was to provide a sense of the history of the Battle of Midway, why we celebrate it and how it connects to our future.  It is a pleasure to do so.  I have been to Midway Island.  In fact, I made it a point to visit Midway, Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal during my time in command because of their immense importance to our fighting legacy.  None are easy to ge ...
I visited Midway Island in 1973 en route to the North China Sea onboard the U.S.S. Charles Berry DE-1035
71 years ago today, the US Navy laid a trap for the Imperial Japanese Navy after breaking their naval code and learning of the imminent attack on Midway Island. Payback is *** Stay tuned and Fear the Goat!
June 4, Tuesday- On this day in history: In 1896, Henry Ford completed the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline powered automobile and gave it a successful test run; In 1912, Massachusetts became the first state to set a minimum wage; In 1937, Freddie Fender, singer/musician, was born in San Benito, Texas; In 1942, World War II- The Battle of Midway began. The Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo ordered a strike on Midway Island by the Imperial Japanese Navy; In 1944, Michelle Phillips, singer/actor (Mamas and the Papas), was born in Long Beach, California; In 1974, During 10 cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indian fans started a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers; In 2004, Marvin Heemeyer's rampage with an improvised bulletproof bulldozer destroyed 13 buildings in Granby, Colorado including the town hall; and In 2012, Herb Reed, singer. musician (the Platters), died in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 83. He was the last surviving member of the original Platters and was the . ...
This weekend I was trying to remember the faces of the young men who went through hospital corps training with me at Balboa Hospital in early 1969. Out of a group of 54 corpsman, all but four of us went directly to field medical school and then on to marine infantry units in Vietnam. I was lucky and spent the next eight months at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital treating casualties, mostly young marines, many of them amputees. There were some long days because we were so understaffed. It was exhausting but satisfying. Shortly thereafter, near the beginning of 1970, I, too, was included in a set of orders for 60 corpsmen to be sent to Vietnam, but through some twist of fate, I was singled out to go to Midway Island. Once again I had dodged a bullet, I thought. Then, near the end of that tour of duty, I finally did receive orders to Vietnam and was sent to Camp Pendleton to train and eventually was assigned to the 1st marines in Da Nang. Once again, luck followed me, for just as I was preparing to embark, the ...
The Begining of the End for Japan: Sea power required airpower. At the Battle of Midway, the US sent four Japanese carriers to the bottom of the Pacific. "Midway Island" is a misnomer. Scene of the American naval victory in June 1942, Midway is actually two islands some 3,800 miles west of California and 2,500 east of Tokyo. But its near-center position in the Pacific Ocean was less important than its proximity to Pearl Harbor: Midway is 1,300 miles northwest of Oahu. The strategic stage for Midway was set long before World War II. For more than 30 years, American and Japanese planners envisioned a decisive fleet engagement in mid-Pacific, a scenario with battleships as the major players. But aviation worked a stunning change. The Japanese carrier striking force (Kido Butai) that ravaged Pearl Harbor in 1941 was unlike anything the world had ever seen. Vice Adm. Chuichi Nagumo’s six flattops put 350 aircraft over Pearl Harbor, announcing with convincing violence that sea power now included airpower. Suc ...
Today in 1963, After 22-orbits around the earth, Maj. L. Gordon Cooper ended a 34-hour, 20-minute flight in the Mercury capsule Faith 7 before landing in the Pacific, 80 miles southeast of Midway Island. He was the first American to orbit for more than one day and the last pilot in the Mercury series. Two years later, Cooper was launched as the commander of Gemini GT-5 with Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., as the pilot, making Cooper the first person to make a second orbital flight. The eight-day mission, began on Aug. 21, 1965, and proved that astronauts could survive in space for the time it took spacecraft to go from the Earth to the moon and back. Cooper and Conrad also evaluated the performance of rendezvous guidance and navigation systems using a rendezvous evaluation pod. The mission was successful except for a rendezvous failure due to a fuel-cell heater problem. During his two spaceflights, Cooper logged 225 hours, 15 minutes and 3 seconds. He served as the backup commander for Gemini GT-12, the last G ...
Robert Lee Martin, 91, departed his blessed life Sunday, March 3, 2013, at home with his family. He was born on May 14, 1921, in Winston Salem, the son of William Henry Martin and Jenny Estelle Sledge. He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 63 years, Lou Burleson; children, Bill, Susy, Melynda, Cindy and Robby; sister, Mildred Butt of McLean, Va.; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Martin was a man with a profound faith, a curious mind, and a happy heart. As a member of “the greatest generation,” he served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Appalachian State Teachers’ College on the GI Bill, got his Master’s there, and later took additional courses at George Washington University. He was a teacher and administrator in schools from Kinshasa in the Congo to Midway Island in the Pacific, as well as in the outskirts of our nation's capital and in Winston-Salem. He also worked for the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington as ...
Kelowna filmmaker, Jan Vozenilek, travels to Midway Island where albatross chicks are dying by the thousands because of plastic waste. Castanet's Kelly Hayes...
Battle of Midway fought near US pacific base. Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto had the idea to draw out US to Midway Island.
The Battle of Midway is considered one of the most important naval battles of World War II. Jim Muri piloted one of four B-26 bombers that took off from Midway Island to attack an invading Japanese fleet.
Today in Naval History -December 28th 1867 - U.S. claims Midway Island, first territory annexed outside Continental limits. 1905 - Drydock Dewey left Solomon's Island, MD, enroute through the Suez Canal to the Philippines to serve as repair base. This, the longest towing job ever accomplished, was completed by Brutus, Caesar, and Glacier on 10 July 1906. 1941 - Chief of Bureau of Yards and Docks requests that construction battalions be recruited. 1982 - Recommissioning of USS New Jersey (BB-62), the first of four Iowa-class battleships that were returned to service in 1980s. 1990 - LCDR Darlene M. Iskra becomes commander of USS Opportune, a salvage vessel. 1998 - USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and USS America (CV-66) Carrier Battle Groups deploy from Norfolk, VA, for Middle East to join Operation Desert Shield.
Hawaiian Islands Are Dissolving And Will Disappear, Study Finds - New research has revealed that in addition to the well known forces of soil erosion, the Hawaiian Islands are experiencing significant erosion due to the groundwater under the islands working to dissolve the island from within. Specifically, the mountains on Oahu will eventually be completely leveled and end up as flat as Midway Island. The effect that groundwater is having, dissolving the rock that makes up the Hawaiian Islands, is actually more significant than the forces of soil erosion. “We tried to figure out how fast the island is going away and what the influence of climate is on that rate. More material is dissolving from those islands than what is being carried off through erosion." The future of the islands is also going to be influenced significantly by plate tectonics. Oahu is currently being slowly pushed northwest, and as it is, the mountains are being pushed upwards somewhat. “According to the researchers’ estimates, th ...
Honolulu is the largest city in the world -- at least it has the longest borders. According to the state constitution any island not named as belonging to a county belongs to Honolulu. This makes all islands within the Hawaiian Archipelago, that stretch to Midway Island part of Honolulu. Honolulu is about 1,500 miles long or more distance than halfway across the 48 contiguous states.
On this day in history [1941], 4,000 Japanese troops land on the Philippine Islands, while Japanese aircraft sink the British warships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Guam, an American-controlled territory, was also seized. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill finally exclaims, "We have lost control of the sea." The attack on Pearl Harbor was only one step in a larger plan to dominate the Pacific, which entailed knocking out first American, then British, naval opposition. Japanese bombing raids on Guam, Midway Island, and Wake Island followed the attack on the American fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor. American airfields there were destroyed, as were Clark and Iba airfields in the Philippines, wiping out more than half of the United States' aircraft dedicated to the Far East. These bombing raids were followed up, on December 10, by 2,000 Japanese troops that landed on the Philippine island of Luzon in the north, and another 2,000 that landed at Vigan on the western coast. And in Guam, 700 Japanese Special ...
This day in history: Dec. 5 1941: The USS Lexington (CV-2) departs Pearl Harbor with Marine dive bombers destined for Midway Island, leaving no carriers at the base as the Enterprise departed for Wake on Nov. 28. The mission saves the aircraft carrier from destruction in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in two days. 1943: U.S. Army Air Forces begin attacks against German V-1 and V-2 rocket bases in Operation Crossbow. 1945: A squadron of five Navy Avenger torpedo bombers departs Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for a flight over the so-called "Bermuda Triangle" in the Atlantic Ocean. Two hours later, the lead pilot radios that both of his compasses have malfuntioned and that their position is unknown, with other planes reporting similar problems. Four hours after takeoff, a message is heard ordering pilots to prepare for ditching their aircraft. A rescue operation is launched, and a Mariner search-and-rescue aircraft is also lost. Hundreds of ships and planes are unable to find any trace of the men or aircraft. 1 ...
November 22, 1935. On this date Pan American's China Clipper, a Glenn L. Martin model M-130 seaplane, took off from Alameda, California on the first transpacific commercial mail flight. After stops in Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island and Guam it reached its destination of Manila in the Philippines a week later. Piloting the aircraft was one of the 1930s most well known pilots, Edwin Musick while Fred Noonan was the navigator. This flight seems cursed as both men would die in less than three years. Noonan, who you may recall disappeared with Amelia Earhart in the Pacific in July of 1937, and Musick, who died when his plane exploded near Pago Pago, American Samoa in January of 1938. Completing the curse, the China Clipper crashed into a blacked out boat in Trinidad killing all of its 25 passengers and crew aboard in January of 1945. Of course this could all be chalked up to the inherent dangerous nature of air travel during those early years of transpacific flight, but a curse lends a certain je ...
Another relayed how a few weeks before the 9/14 attack, razor wire on the perimeter kept disappearing — but Marine sentries were barred from firing on suspected thieves to avoid causing civilian casualties. Others wondered why security hadn’t been stepped up given the public threat by the Taliban on September 10 to kill Prince Harry, who was stationed at Camp Bastion. ever hear of the attack? we lost the most aircraft since Vietnam, the first time that squadron was Not Mission capable since Midway Island, WWII.
What goes around comes around: a nice day of rain, and a very good class last night at Nunez. Checks weren't available at the Reg after a long drive, but my dear friend and boss, made the deposit for me this morning to merge with OPSB automatic pennies from heaven; picked up Culloden from Lusher's Fun Night, and he's got Madden 13 to look forward to this weekend to reward much improved school work... and now to Pay It Forward: September 28..."1867 – The United States takes control of Midway Island." Wow, long before the Spanish- American War, and the little known Filipino- American War, we've got US Imperialism only two years after the conclusion of the Civil War- Andrew Johnson administration- style. I guess it wasn't part of Lapita culture, and flying animal feces was the draw: "The atoll was sighted on July 5, 1859, by Captain N.C. Middlebrooks, though he was most commonly known as Captain Brooks, of the sealing ship Gambia. The islands were named the "Middlebrook Islands" or the "Brook Islands". Bro ...
"9/11" One of those dates that will 'live in infamy' and is now of part of the lexicon of American English. It conjurs up vivid images just by its mention. Much like the Zapruder filming of the JFK assassination (22 November 1963) and the pictures of Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941). I don't remember Pearl Harbor, of course, too young but alive. I DO remember the JFK assassination and where I was that day (Midway Island flight crew barracks), ditto 9/11 (watching FOX and friends' reportage). Strangely enough, a camera crew was setting up cameras on the roof of the FOX building (don't know why) at the time one of the aircraft was flying low down the length of Manhattan straight for the north tower. Heard the aircraft but couldn't see it but someone up there commented on the 'low flyer.' A surreal day, to say the least, commenced from that point on. I along with the rest of the country went into shock. Then a week later WENT TO SLEEP!!! I think THAT pi$$es me off more than the attack!!!
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Got a geography lesson from the Apple Maps app today. I wanted to locate the Ikea store in Richmond, so I typed in Ikea Richmond. I ended up with a crazy map for streets that I was completely unfamiliar with. Zoomed out and discovered that Maps had given me directions (and 54 days of travel by car) to Ikea Richmond, which is in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia! Even the route was hilarious. Travel from Vancouver Island to Midway Island, then Honolulu, then to Tokyo (the long way, over Africa), before finally heading down to Australia. I should have printed out the directions, it might have been rather humourous!
Oscar Winner: On June 4-6, 1942, a large Japanese force attempted to capture Midway Island in the North Pacific, but was defeated by U.S. forces with a loss ...
Did anyone remember that in the hype to remember those that died on D-Day (6th of June 1944) that a just as important battle was fought on and won two years earlier. From the 3rd to the 7th of June 1942 a much smaller and less experienced US force defeated the more experienced and numerically superior Japanese force at Midway Island in the Pacific. For the loss of the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown and destroyer, USS Hamman. The US aircraft sank the Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi, Hiryu, Kaga and Soryu (four of the six carriers that attacked Pearl Harbor) and the heavy cruiser Mikuna. Because of that battle the US was able to stop the japanese advance and go over to the offensive that resulted in the end of the war in 1945. The japanese were never again able to go on offensive operations after Midway. 70 years ago this week.
On June 4, 1942, a battle off Midway Island marked the dawn of the United States Navy as the most powerful sea force in the world. Seventy years later, a civilian “battle” may doom its reach and
It was on this day 70 years ago that the Japanese Imperial Navy launched their attack on Midway Island. The *** had the advantage in ships: 86 fighting ships to America's 27 and 325 to 233 (respectively) in fighter planes. However, Japan was filled with pompous pride from their victories at Pearl Harbor and the Coral Sea. Their pride was going before their fall. They had no idea that America was about to throw everything at her.
Ken Kraetzer shared the following link and had this to say about it: Probably the most overlooked major battle in American history, the US Navy's greatest day, the victory 70 years ago this week off of Midway Island in the Pacific that turned the tide of WWII. We looked forward to hearing more about it at 2:45 today on the Sons of American Legion Report on 1460 AM and www.WVOX.com A friend of our Post 50 fr...
Today in Military History: World War II, 1942– Battle of Midway begins as Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo orders a strike on Midway Island.
On 3 June 1942, the Japanese started a two-day attack at Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, in an attempt to distract America away from the Midway Island invasion. During the invasion, 43 Americans lost their lives. NHHC remembers and salutes the lives lost!
On this day in 1942, Japanese Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, commander of the fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor, launches a raid on Midway Island with almost the entirety of the Japanese navy.
70 years ago today the U.S. fleet left Pearl Harbor to rendezvous at point northeast of Midway named Point Luck. Admiral Nimitz had been reading the Japanese code and believed the real target was Midway Island. The American force, still reeling from Coral Sea, was facing the largest naval force ever assembled at that time. Three Carriers, Enterprise, Hornet, and Yorktown (still badly damaged from Coral Sea), and a host of brave men would soon change the course of history at what would later be called "Miracle at Midway"
I watched the movie "Midway" last night on TV. It was made in 1976 so it's full of many actors we know--Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Glenn Ford, Erik Estrada, Charlton Heston, Cliff Robertson & many other great actors of the 60's, 70's and 80's. It is the story of America's military sea and air battle with the Japanese around Midway Island in the Pacific in June of 1942. It made the importance of celebrating Memorial Day and our veterans and those presently serving very real to me. The number of Americans that have given their life for us and our country should really impact all of us on a personal level. Don't take freedom and life for granted.
This weekend we memorialize all those men and women who served in defense of our Constitution, and in doing so made the ultimate sacrifice or have since passed from this life. From Bunker Hill to Baghdad, Antietam to the Argonne, Khe San to Kabul, Iwo Jima to Ypres, Midway Island to Mexico City and Khafi to Inchon. Stand down and be at rest, all you warriors. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and remember its meaning.
Tomorrow is AN EPIC DAY; May 20th for Dummies: The eclipse on 20th May is a South Node eclipse, which will release the energetic ‘thought-forms’ and patriarchal archetypes of at least the last 5,125¼ years, and probably the last 25,626 years of the Galactic Great Year. The Eclipse will release negative imprints left from the mis-aligned expression of male power in the Pacific Ocean grids, and along the entire length of the Plumed Serpent – Great Male Dragon line, as it encircles the Earth. So, it will affect the consciousness of the whole planet. In the Pacific Ocean grids, the mis-aligned use of male power expressed itself in some of the most horrendous battles of WWII, particularly in such important energy points as Midway Island, which lies right at the very heart centre of the North Pacific grid; similarly at Iwo Jima and Hawaii itself, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The imbalances in the grid were deeply aggravated by the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And of course ...
For our East Coast crew, my dad is staying at the BWI Hilton, Baltimore area. Part of the Honor Flight honoring WWII Vets, taking them to Washington DC memorial today. They keep the group busy, so doubt he would have time to visit, not sure. He just arrived yesterday and leaving tomorrow - but nice all expenses paid trip for Vets. He turned 18 on Midway Island in the Navy.
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