Midway. The Empire Strikes Back.

by Daniel Russ on June 4, 2012

Early June, 1942. Still smarting from an unprovoked attack on the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, the United States is planning some revenge.       The American empire has always been driven on pride. It is an ineluctable amino acid in American DNA to do what we decide to do, not what others […]


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The USS Yorktown In Its Watery Grave

by Daniel Russ on July 30, 2010

The USS Yorktown lies on the ocean floor in the South Pacific under 7200 feet of water. This old battle ax had ironically launched Dauntless Dive Bombers that sank a Japanese super carrier, the Hiryu, just before it was critically damaged by Japanese naval bombers.  She listed to port and couldn’t launch any more aircraft […]