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How Did A Fighter Plane Accidentally Shoot Itself?

The Grumman F-11 Tiger was a supersonic, single-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft used by the United States Navy in the 1950s and 1960s. It was originally tagged as the F11F Tiger in April 1955 but was renamed the F-11 Tiger under the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system. While the F-11 Tiger is a remarkable …

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George S. Welch and Kenneth Taylor

Why Were Two Pilots Denied the Medal of Honor for Their Actions During the Attack on Pearl Harbor?

The Pearl Harbor attack was a surprise aerial attack by the Japanese on the US Naval base in Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The strike increased tensions between the United States and Japan during the time. But did you know that two hero pilots were denied the medal of honor despite their initiative and …

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What was the Story of Dexter the US Navy Horse?

Horses were utilized in the Second World War by different troops as transportation for soldiers, artillery, materials, and supplies. While the United States rendered horses obsolete by 1920, several drafted horses were utilized for other jobs back at home instead. But have you heard about Dexter, the US Navy’s last working horse? Dexter is the …

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What Happened to Traditional Battleships?

Battleships were floating fortresses commonly used in Wars. They were the symbol of naval supremacy in the past. Unfortunately, military branches of several countries no longer use them. But what happened to these massive ships?  Navies around the world discontinued the use of traditional battleships. The majority were retired after World War II, although the …

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