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USCG’s Last-Known Recoverable WWII POW/MIA Laid to Rest

Lt Thomas Crotty USCG MIA POW burial

The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) last-known recoverable POW/MIA from WWII was laid to rest during a ceremony in Buffalo, New York. “Half a world away, Lt. James Crotty demonstrated selfless service in the face of great adversity and calamity,” said Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard. “After 77 long years, he is finally home. I hope his return

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3D Archaeological Models of Newly Discovered US WWII Sub

USS Grunion stern

Aberdeen-based subsea 3D-scanning specialist Viewport3 has been collaborating with international explorer Tim Taylor to process pioneering underwater 3D scans on the bow and stern of a U.S. submarine lost in 1942. Viewport3 was contracted by Tim Taylor, CEO of New-York based Tiburon Subsea Services and founder of Ocean Outreach Inc., as part of his ongoing Lost 52 Project, responsible for discovery

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World-Renowned Oceanographer, Scientist Walter Munk Dies at 101

Walter Munk, who gave the allies a strategic edge in WWII, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8, 2019 at his home in La Jolla, California. He was 101. As a geophysicist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, Munk made groundbreaking observations of waves, ocean

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Paul Allen’s RV Petrel Finds USS Hornet Wreckage

One of the most important aircraft carriers in WWII history has been located by the crew of Paul Allen’s RV Petrel. The discovery of the USS Hornet was made during Petrel’s first mission of 2019. The USS Hornet played a pivotal role in some of the most important moments in WWII naval history, including the Doolittle Raid and the Battle of Midway. From the deck of the Hornet,

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Deep Dive into Engineering the World’s Most Advanced ROV System: Q&A with Carl Barrett

In August 2017 a research group led by explorer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen used ultra-high-tech underwater equipment to locate the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a ship that sank in the final days of WWII after it was struck by Japanese torpedoes. The discovery was made by Mr. Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc., using a new expedition ship it acquired

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