2 July 1944. German mine detonated by two Royal Navy minesweepers in Cherbourg’s Grande Rade, just before the entry of supply ships; note Fort l'Ouest in the background
Photograh by Bacon from the
United States National Archives
Identification Code SC 274188
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Bismarck fires her main battery during Battle of the Denmark Strait when she sank HMS Hood.

Seegefecht des Schlachtschiffes “Bismarck” unter Island. Schlachtschiff Bismarck feuert weiterhin Salve auf Salve.Wilhelmshaven; Herausgabe Datum: Juni 41PK: MPA-Nord Bildbericht Lagemann

[Charles McCain] Pic of the Day - Navy SEAL Trident Challenge


BOSTON (June 30, 2007) Swimmers prepare for the first leg of the Navy SEAL Trident Challenge at Boston University during Navy Week Boston. The challenge mirrors the initial physical screening test given to those
interested in becoming a SEAL and consists of swimming, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and running. The Navy SEAL Trident Challenge was just one of many
Navy sponsored events in Boston during Navy Week. (US Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dave Kaylor)
[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

[Charles McCain] Pic of the Day - Close Air Support

+ US Marine Corps Cpl. Jeffery L. Allen, crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), provides close air support over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 8, 2012. Allen provided close air support to members with International Security Assistance Force. (US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/Released) [Image courtesy of the US Department of Defense Website.]