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Art Mercer, United States Navy, Chief Gunners Mate

WW2HistoryProject.org

  • Date: September 21, 2017
  • Title: Profile: Art Mercer, United States Navy, Chief Gunners Mate
  • Abstract: Mercer served the United States Navy for twenty years as a Gunners Mate, at sea and ashore. Uninjured by two wars, WW2 and Korea, Art participated in the Doolittle Raid, Guadalcanal landings, Cape Esperance, Salerno, “The Marianas Turkey Shoot,” and the amphibious landings at Inchon, Korea.
  • Recommended Citation: Ballard, Jeff. “Art Mercer, United States Navy, Chief Gunners Mate,” WW2HistoryProject.org, posted September 21, 2017, http://www.ww2historyproject.org/veterans/art-mercer/
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Saber and Scroll Weekly

Saber and Scroll
Historical Society

  • Date: September 8, 2017
  • Title: Book Review: March, William “Company K.” Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989.
  • Abstract: “Company K is the most work of literature to come out of America’s Great War experience …”
  • Recommended Citation: Ballard, Jeff. “March, William “Company K.” Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1989,” Saber and Scroll Weekly, posted September 8, 2017, https://saberandscroll.weeby.com/blog.
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Strategy & Tactics
Magazine #306

Strategy & Tactics Press

  • Issue: Sep-Oct 2017
  • Title: USS Herbert J. Thomas
  • Abstract: The USS Herbert J. Thomas was the most unusual ship to ever serve in the United States Navy. After serving with distinction in the Pacific Fleet during WW2, Korea, and Vietnam, its new mission to test chemical and biological agent defense measures. Shrouded in secrecy the tests, code named Scarlet and Purple Sage might be the reason some veterans are becoming ill.
  • Recommended Citation: Ballard, Jeff (2017) “USS Herbert J. Thomas,” Strategy & Tactics: Iss. 306.
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Saber and Scroll Journal

Saber and Scroll
Historical Society

  • Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1 Winter 2017
  • Date: March 2017
  • Title: Cape Esperance: The Misuderstood Victory of Admiral Normam Scott
  • Abstract: Read here.
  • Recommended Citation: Ballard, Jeffrey A. (2017) “Cape Esperance: The Misunderstood Victory of Admiral Norman Scott,” Saber and Scroll: Vol. 6 : Iss. 1 , Article 7.
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Strategy & Tactics
Magazine #304

Strategy & Tactics Press

  • Date: May-Jun 2017
  • Title: Discovering PT-109
  • Abstract: Few pieces of  presidential lore are more dramatic than the circumstances surrounding the loss of Lt. (j.g) John F. Kennedy’s PT-109, and the rescue of its crew. For nearly 60 years the boat’s whereabouts remained a mystery, until famed National Geographic explorer Dr. Robert Ballard used remotely-operated vehicles and old- fashioned archival research to locate the wreck.
  • Recommended Citation: Ballard, Jeff (2017) “Discovering PT-109,” Strategy & Tactics: Iss. 304.
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World at War
Magazine #53

Strategy & Tactics Press

  • Date: Apr-May 2017
  • Title: Naval Battle of the Komandorskis – 26 March 1943
  • Abstract: In March 1943, US and Japanese warships clashed in the frigid waters off the Aleutian Islands. The naval battle would precede the American landings on Attu and Kiska to oust the Japanese forces that occupied these islands.
  • Recommended Citation: Ballard, Jeff (2017) ” Naval Battle of the Komandorskis – 26 March 1943,” World at War: Iss. 304.
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