Operation Crossroads 75th Anniversary

Prelude: Aug 1945 – Operation Crossroads 75 Years Ago

This is the first post in a series titled Operation Crossroads 75th Anniversary Retrospective. I’ve selected some of my favorite excerpts from Bill McGee’s naval memoir, Operation Crossroads, Lest We Forget! An Eyewitness Account, Bikini Atomic Bomb Tests 1946. Come aboard the heavy cruiser USS Fall River for Bill’s first-person account of his participation at one of…

U.S. Navy "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"

“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” U.S. Navy-style

A friend shared this video with me of the U.S. Navy Band’s rendition of the Irving Berlin classic I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas… It brought cheer into my day and I hope it brings cheer into your day… Postscript: See below for an Irving Berlin-Reno divorce connection…   In August 1949, composer Irving Berlin and…