Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

H-Grams 

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H-Gram Special Edition, 22 July 2019

  • The Passing of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court John Paul Stevens

H-Gram 033, 19 July 2019

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II:
    • Yanagi Missions and Atrocities, 26 July 1944
    • USS Parche and Commander “Red’ Ramage’s Medal of Honor, 31 July 1944
    • Port Chicago Disaster and Mutiny, 17 July 1944
    • Operation Forager, Part 2: The Invasion of Tinian, 24 July 1944
  • 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing: “We came in peace, for all mankind,” 20 July 1969
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I: Forgotten Valor—USS Richard Bulkeley, 12 July 1919

H-Gram 032, 26 June 2019

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Operation Forager and the Battle of the Philippine Sea 

H-Gram 031, 6 June 2019 (Special "D-Day" Edition)

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Operation Neptune, 6 June 1944
  • 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War: Collision of USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) with HMAS Melbourne, 3 June 1969 

H-Gram 030, 21 May 2019

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: USS England Sinks Six Japanese Submarines, May 1944
  • Naval Aviation Milestone: First Transatlantic Crossing by an Aircraft, May 1919

H-Gram 029, 25 April 2019

  • The Exercise Tiger Debacle, 28 April 1944
  • The EC-121 "Deep Sea 129" Shootdown, 15 April 1969
  • A Brief History of U.S. Navy Cold War Aviation Incidents (Excluding Korea and Vietnam)
  • The USS Iowa Tragedy, 19 April 1989
  • A Brief History of Major U.S. Navy Ordnance Accidents

H-Gram 028, 29 March 2019 (Special National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Edition)

  • U.S. Navy Valor in Vietnam, 1969

H-Gram 027, 20 March 2019

  • There Are No Headstones at Sea: RV Petrel's Search for Wasp and Hornet

H-Gram 026, 28 February 2019

  • Operation Flintlock: The Invasion of Kwajalein, 31 January 1944
  • Operation Catchpole: The Invasion of Eniwetok, 17 February 1944
  • Operation Hailstone: Carrier Raid on Truk Island, 17–18 February 1944

H-Gram 025, 31 January 2019

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Operation Galvanic—Invasion of Tarawa and Makin Islands
  • 50th Anniversary: USS Enterprise Fire, 14 January 1969
  • 50th Anniversary: Wrap-up—Release of USS Pueblo Crew by North Korea, 23 December 1968

H-Gram 024, 27 December 2018

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: The Multi-Pronged Allied Offensive Against the Japanese in the Southern and Central Pacific, November 1943
  • 50th Anniversary: Apollo 8 Mission, 21–27 December 1968
  • 50th Anniversary: Release of USS Pueblo Crew by North Korea, 23 December 1968

H-Gram 023, 15 November 2018 (Special World War I Victory Edition)

  • The Contribution of the U.S. Navy During World War I
  • U.S. Navy Personnel Awarded the Medal of Honor During World War I

H-Gram 022, 31 October 2018

  • 100th Anniversary of World War I: The Worst Killer of All: The Spanish Influenza, 1918–19
  • 75th Anniversary of World War II—USS Pioneer (AM-105) and the Sinking of HMT Rohna, 26 November 1943; Arctic Strike: Operation Leader, the U.S. Carrier Raid on Norway and “Diz” Laird, 4 October 1943; Loss of USS Wahoo (SS-238), 11 October 1943; Battle of Vella Lavella: The Last Japanese Victory, 6–7 October 1943
  • 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War: End of the Operation Rolling Thunder Bombing Campaign, 31 October 1968

H-Gram 021, 18 September 2018

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Operation Avalanche—The Invasion of Italy, September 1943
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I—Naval Aviation "Firsts," U.S. Navy Railway Artillery Batteries in France, Largest U.S. Naval Loss, Battle of Durazzo: The Navy's Only World War I Surface Engagement

H-Gram 020, 25 July 2018

  • 30th Anniversary of the "Tanker War"—The Tragic End: Shoot-Down of Iran Air Flight 655, 3 July 1988
  • 75th Anniversary of World War II—The Central Solomon Islands Campaign; Operation Husky: Invasion of Sicily
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I—The Fog of War: USS AL-2 Versus UB-65, 10 July 1918
  • 120th Anniversary of the Spanish-American War—The Last Battle: Santiago de Cuba, 3 July 1898 

H-Gram 019, 22 June 2018

  • 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War: The Mystery of Swift Boat PCF-19
  • First Medal of Honor for Naval Aviator in Vietnam War: Lieutenant Junior Grade Clyde Everett Lassen
  • 50th Anniversary of Loss of USS Scorpion: Thoughts on U.S. Navy Non-Combat Submarine Losses and Accidents
  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: “Black May”—The Tide of the Battle of the Atlantic Turns
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I: “Black Sunday” and the Battle of Orleans—World War I Comes to American Waters

H-Gram 018, 13 April 2018

  • Operation Praying Mantis, 18 April 1988
  • 75th Anniversary of World War II—Operation Vengeance: Admiral Yamamoto Shot Down
  • A Presidential Unit Citation for a Failed Attack: USS Tunny's Second War Patrol
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I: Dental Valor
  • 120th Anniversary of Spanish-American War: Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898

H-Gram 017, 27 March 2018

  • U.S. Navy Operations in Vietnam, January–March 1968
  • Rolling Thunder: A Short Overview

H-Gram 016, 14 March 2018 

  • Battle of the Komandorski Islands: Forgotten Valor—The Charge of USS Bailey, 26 March 1943
  • The Aleutians Campaign, 1942–43
  • Battle of the Atlantic: The Lost Boarding Party, 10 March 1943
  • World War I: The Disappearance of USS Cyclops
  • Spanish-American War: USS Oregon 's Dash to Glory

H-Gram 015, 6 February 2018

  • World War II Pacific Submarine Combat: "Take Her Down!"—Commander Howard Gilmore and USS Growler (SS-215)
  • Guadalcanal Campaign: The Battle of Rennell Island and Operation Ke
  • "Remember the Maine!"

H-Gram 014, 22 January 2018

  • 50th Anniversary of the Seizure of USS Pueblo (AGER-2)

H-Gram 013, 7 December 2017

  • Guadalcanal: Forgotten Valor—USS Alchiba (AK-23)
  • Guadalcanal: The Battle of Tassafaronga, 30 November/1 December 1942
  • Operation Torch: The Naval Battle of Casablanca, 8 November 1942
  • Operation Torch: Converted World War I Destroyers at Safi and Wadi Sebou, Heroism at Oran, 8–10 November 1942
  • World War I: Loss of USS Jacob Jones (Destroyer No. 61), 6 December 1917
  • World War I: U.S. Navy's Battleship Division Nine in European Waters, 7 December 1917

H-Gram 012, 9 November 2017

  • Guadalcanal: The Battle of Friday the 13th, 1942
  • Guadalcanal:  Battleship Versus Battleship—The Battle of 14–15 November 1942
  • Operation Torch: The Invasion of North Africa
  • Meanwhile, Back in World War I (100th Anniversary)

H-Gram 011, 25 October 2017

  • Victory at Cape Esperance (Sort of)—11/12 October 1942
  • Guadalcanal: All Hell's Eve—13/14 October 1942
  • Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands (Japanese Pyrrhic Victory)—26 October 1942
  • Vietnam: Operation Rolling Thunder—LCDR John S. McCain III Shot Down, 26 October 1967

H-Gram 010, 29 September 2017

  • Forgotten Valor: The Sacrifice of TRANSDIV 12
  • Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  • "Torpedo Junction"
  • Enlisted Hero: Samuel B. Roberts
  • Attacks on the United States Mainland
  • 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

H-Gram 009, 9 August 2017

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Guadalcanal—Iron Bottom Sound
  • The Battle of Savo Island, 9 August 1942
  • 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War: Overview of U.S. Navy Operations

H-Gram 008, 3 July 2017

  • 100th Anniversary of World War I
  • 80th Anniversary of Loss of Amelia Earhart, 2 July 1937
  • 75th Anniversary of World War II
  • 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War: Forrestal Disaster, 29 July 1967

H-Gram 007, 8 June 2017

  • Attack on USS Liberty, 8 June 1967

H-Gram 006, 24 May 2017

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Battle of Midway

H-Gram 005, 24 April 2017

  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Battle of the Coral Sea

H-Gram 004, 4 April 2017

  • 100th Anniversary of World War I: The First Shot.
  • 100th Anniversary of World War I: We Are Ready Now (sort of)
  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: The Doolittle Raid - "Shangri-La."
  • 75th Anniversary of World War II: Enlisted Hero of the Month - AMM1/C Bruno Gaido

H-Gram 003, 20 February 2017

  • World War II 75th Anniversary: The Valor of the Asiatic Fleet

H-Gram 002, 29 December 2016

  • World War I 100th Anniversary: The Zimmerman Telegram
  • World War II 75th Anniversary: Worst Christmas in U.S. Naval History 

H-Gram 001, 17 November 2016

  • World War II 75th Anniversary: Pearl Harbor
  • World War II 75th Anniversary: Neutrality Patrol

 

 
Published: Mon Jul 22 15:16:41 EDT 2019