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Updates for March 2017:

  • 1942 memo outlining the organization of Service Force, Pacific Fleet. This plays into some of the camouflage documents I have posted.
  • USS San Francisco CA-38 1944 Booklet of General Plans
  • Updates for February 2017:

  • New Camouflage memo from November 1944 detailing the plans to change camouflage paints to neutral colors.
  • Updates for January 2017:

  • Finished a 1947 report on USS Arizona's Magazine explosion
  • Created an index page for USS Arizona documents posted so far
  • Added some missing sailor's statements to the 1944 Arizona analysis of loss. There are more that will be added in the coming months.
  • Added two sheets of plans for BB-42 Idaho
  • Updates for December 2016:
    For the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor we present:

  • USS Arizona BB-39 War Damage Report for December 7, 1941.
  • USS Arizona December 17, 1941 Material Damage Assesment
  • USS Arizona Information on Damage Control during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7 1941
  • USS Arizona Analysis of loss, 1944
  • Updates for November 2016:

  • 1941 Memo on venting explosions in aircraft carriers hangar bays
  • July 1942 memo on Aircraft carrier flight deck markings.

    Updates for September 2016:

  • April 1941 Pacific Fleet memo on dim illumination for night time - data for how far away matches and cigarettes may be seen
  • US Navy Pacific Fleet organization immediately following the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty, February 1922
  • More historic items for the "Today in Pacific History" feature.
  • Updates for August 2016:

  • CV-6 Enterprise Flight Deck Camouflage experiments, September 1941
  • CV-6 Enterprise Flight Deck Camouflage experiments summary, October 1941
  • Updates for June 2016:

  • ACR-12 North Carolona Booklet of General Plans
  • Added numerous "Today in Pacific History" entries for May, June and July.
  • Fixed embedded twitter feed I hadn't used in two years
  • Updates for May 2016:

  • 1940 experiments on Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Camouflage - Permitting experimentation with one carrier
  • Bureau of Ships 1941 memo to Commandat, Norfolk requesting an update on aircraft carrier flight deck stain.
  • Added numerous "Today in Pacific History" entries for May.
  • Updates for April 2016:

  • BB-57 South Dakota Booklet of General Plans BOGP
  • Updates for March 2016:

  • 1943 Atlantic Fleet Memo disallowing storage of paint on ships and restricting repainting for safety reasons
  • 1943 Pacific Fleet Memo disallowing storage of paint on ships and restricting repainting for safety reasons
  • Updates for February 2016:

  • Posted a Booklet of General Plans for LST-1 through 490
  • the above forced the creation of a drawings section and reorganization of some drawings.
  • Updates for December 2015 (tenth anniversary!):

  • 1941 CinCLant Bah Humbug! - Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet discourages the exchange of Christmas cards in 1941.
  • Updates for August 2015:

  • CV-38 USS Shangri-La airgroups & history, World War II

    Updates for July 2015:

  • 21CN-41 - Pacific Fleet general orders into Navy Blue Measure 11 on December 16, 1941
  • March 1940 Navy memo authorizing Battle Force to experiment with Carrier Deck markings.

    Updates for June 2015:

  • Baseball Diamond for Aircraft Carriers, 1945

    Updates for May 2015:

  • US Navy memo stating USS Essex CV-9 has received one of the first LeTourneau "Tilly" crash cranes
  • Tractor and Jeep allowances for aircraft carriers, July 1943
  • Letourneau crash crane types for US Navy use, August 1945

    Updates for April 2015:

  • Naval Air Transport Service Schedule for September 1945 - Naval airline schedule at the end of WWII
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard memo about the completion of repairs to USS Nevada with some interesting facts & figures
  • Updates for March 2015:

  • BB-57 South Dakota December 1943 Nauru shelling report
  • Updates for February 2015:

  • April 1941 Pacific Fleet Destroyer Camouflage Experiments
  • May 1941 Pacific Fleet Camouflage Experiments procedures
  • August 1941 Destroyer camouflage experiments

    Updates for january 2015:

  • January 1945 USN memo concerning Ultramarine Blue pigments use
  • January 1945 USN Memo with formulas for neutral gray camouflage paints.
  • Updates for December 2014:

  • Added USS Ward APD-16 Captain's Action Report for December 7, 1944, on the 70th anniversary of the date she was lost due to Kamikaze attack.
  • Updates for November 2014:

  • July, 1941 US Atlantic Fleet Camouflage memo
  • August 1941 Summary of US Pacific Fleet camouflage experiments
  • Updates for August 2014:

  • CV-19 Hancock report of Radar performance, March 1945
  • Updates for July 2014:
    We would like to note the passing of Dave McComb, webmaster and founder of DestoyerHistory.org due to cancer. Dave was a inspiration to many webmasters and immense aid to the preservation of US Naval history.

  • On this, the 238th birthday of the United States of America, we present a document about LST camouflage in the Pacific theater.
  • Updates for June 2014:
    Memorial Day weekend gave me time to catch up on some cleanup that had halted work for a bit. We present the last two in our "Concealing the wake" series:

  • 1942 BuShips memo to the Chief of Naval Operations about concealment of ship wakes, which references:
  • 1942 Director of the Naval Research laboratory memo to the Chief of the Bureau of Ships about experiments with sprayed dies and anti-foaming agents to conceal ship wakes.
  • As well as a new topic and description for the subject:
  • PT Boat Wake Concealment
  • 1941 ELCO memo seeking orders for PT camouflage
  • Updates for May 2014:

  • Added a Gleaves class destroyer to the Ship Drawings page
  • Updated the Ship Camouflage Page with links to new documents added below that I had missed.
  • Updates for March 2014:

  • Apologies for the lack of update last month - the first I've missed since we started at the end of 2006. A touch of burnout and need to re-organize some stuff kept me from finishing:
  • PT Boats - Concealing the Wake - Chief of Naval Operations request to experiment with PT boat wake camouflage
  • Updates for Jaunary 2014:

  • PT Boats - Camouflaging the wake - 1941 document expressing a desire to hide the wake of PT boats and listing some excercises with distances, etc., where the PTs were spotted.
  • PT Boat Videos added to Youtube showing crew, drydocks, potential info for model/diorama builders.
  • Updates for December 2013:
    Researcher At Large went live in December of 2005, so happy 8th anniversary!
    In honor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we feature:

  • Navy Yard and Yard Craft report on attack
  • USS Tennessee BB-43 Ship's report on damage
  • Updates for November 2013:

  • Pacific Fleet Maintenance Letter 4-45 - Discusses upcoming changes to camouflage paints.
  • Updates for October 2013:

  • Created a new Camouflage Master Index for all camouflage topics
  • War Department Camouflage Bulletin #4, March 1942 - Plant Materials and Shadows
  • USS Oklahoma BB-37 Booklet of General Plans - 1941
  • Updates for September 2013:

  • USS Indianapolis CA-35 Booklet of General Plans
  • BB-58 Indiana experimental cmaouflage
  • 1943 Observations of battleship camouflage by USS Jenkins
  • Updates for August 2013:

  • USS Arizona BB-39 Booklet of General Plans
  • We also dip back into the 1920s for this update with a couple of documents regarding Navy meals!
  • The elimination of mutton as food
  • Cost of a ration in 1922
  • Updates for July 2013:

  • January, 1945 instructions for re-arming at sea (with diagrams)
  • 1943 order for the expanded use of African-Americans. Interesting to note that this is about expanded use and not integration.
  • Updates for June 2013:

  • 1943 USN Tactical Bulletin on Masthead Bombing
  • 1922 Organization of Naval Forces
  • Updates for May 2013:
    To commemorate the start of an 18-day ordeal that began 70 years ago on May second, we offer for this month's update:

  • Lt (jg) William Robert Maxwell of VF-11 Sundowners "Castaway Diary"
  • Updates for April 2013:
    Due to a broken laptop screen, I wasn't able to finish the planned release for this month, and only have a single, short document:

  • October 1944 order starting the Pacific Fleet back to Camouflage Measure 22
  • Updates for March 2013:

  • Priority of 20MM Anti-Aircrat Guns in late 1941
  • December, 1942 report on the effectiveness of Camouflage Measure 22
  • Added many entries for "Today in Pacific History" on the main page for March.
  • Updates for Febuary 2013:

  • Desired ship camouflage for the Pacific Fleet as of September, 1943
  • Air Information Summary #13 - Notes on Japanese Aircraft
  • Updates for January 2013:

  • APA General Characteristics
  • Added many "Today in Pacific History" entries for February
  • Updates for December 2012: - Seven Years!

  • In honor of the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we present the USS Nevada BB-36 Pearl Harbor Damage Report
  • We release our updates for November 2012 on Veterans Day. Please thank a veteran if you can!

  • SoPac Camo
  • USS San Francisco Guadalcanal battle damage hull repair
  • Updates for October 2012:

  • Interview of Lt. Com. J. T. Hayward, CO of Fleet Air Wing Two Headquarters Squadron
  • Combat Information Center - Fighter Direction Terms and Meanings
  • Added a missing page to the USS Indianapolis CA-35 1945 kamikaze Damage Report from last month
  • Updates for September 2012:

  • USS Indianapolis CA-35 1945 kamikaze Damage Report
  • 1943 pacific theater Camouflage Survey
  • Updates for August 2012:

  • August 1943 Pacific Fleet migration to Dazzle plans
  • Created new Atlantic Theater section for some documents I came across.
  • Updates for July 2012:

  • September 1944 Camouflage Directive for Repair Ships
  • Rocket Launcher, Mk 49, for PT Boats
  • Added many new entries and updates to "Today in Pacific Theater for July.
  • Updates for June 2012:

  • 1943 US Carrier Roll Call
  • Blockade Runner Summary, May 1943
  • Updates for May 2012:

  • Operation Goldrush - First LST test.
  • Air Info Summary 16 - New German Aircraft Developments
  • Added more May "Today in Pacific History" entries
  • Updates for April 2012:

  • Blockade Runner Tactics, 1943
  • August 1943 Intelligence Report about Japanese Midget subs launching from Seaplane Tenders
  • Updates for March 2012:

  • Added a Section on Pacific Theater shore-based Radio Direction Finder stations
  • German Naval Raider "J" (Case History, 1943)
  • Lieutenant E.C. Madsen's plan to hide on Guam if/when the island was invaded
  • Updates for February 2012:

  • 1943 of Commander Seldon Spangler following a tour of the South Pacific bases and forces.
  • Blockade Runner Regensburg - Intelligence Report / Case History, 1943
  • New "Today in the Pacific" Items
  • Updates for January 2012:

  • 1943 Tropical Green Camouflage, with pattern drawing.
  • 1942 June - Camouflage & the use of decoys (on land)
  • Updates for December 2011:

  • In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we present BB-44 USS California's damage report.
  • Updates for November 2011:
    Cleaning out some more camouflage directives this month with:

  • December 1942 Flight Deck Stain Formulas for aircraft carriers
  • January 1943 comments about weaknesses in the above formula
  • USS Oklahoma question form September, 1941 with regards to camouflage
  • Updates for October 2011:

  • 1943 Air Battle Notes No 16 - which discusses the Yamamoto shoot-down mission
  • Cantonment Area Camouflage - 1942 Army guide for camouflaging buildings and bases.
  • Updates for September 2011:

  • USS Helena CL-50 Pearl Harbor report by Engineering division personnel
  • 1943 Air Battle Notes #14:
  • Added more "Today in History"
  • Updates for August 2011:

  • Late 1942 'Use of Paravanes' for the Pacific Fleet
  • USS North Carolina BB-55 Action Report for August 24, 1942, her first action against the Japanese.
  • Updated "Today in Pacific History" for various July dates
  • Updates for July 2011: - Happy 235th birthday to the United States of America!

  • Running, Signal, & Anchor Lights for various classes of ships, 1937-44
  • RAF Experience in North Africa - late 1942 / early 1943
  • Updates for June 2011:

  • Something a little different: Shipwreck of the Soviet ship Lamut and US Coast Guard rescue efforts on the Washington Coast, WWII - text and photo gallery
  • Big update in history in the USN Camouflage page
  • Updates for May 2011:

  • Air Information Summary 19: Navicational Uses of ASB Radar
  • Interview of Major Renner, USMC, Commanding officer of VMO-251 following action at Guadalcanal
  • Updates for April 2011:

  • CL-62 1943 Solomon Island Damage Report
  • Finished the CVL-22 Airgroup page, mentioned in March.
  • Updates for March 2011:

  • USS South Dakota Gunfire Damage Report - Guadalcanal, November 1942
  • Started off the new USN WWII Airgroups Section with an entry for CV-9 Essex and a partial entry for CVL-22 Independence
  • Updates for February 2011:
    We have a ton of camouflage updates this month:

  • BB-43 Tennessee reporting her paint stocks, February 1941
  • Commander Cruisers, Battle Force, reporting paint stocks of his ships in the Pacific March 1941
  • USS Oglala reporting paint stocks for "Mine Force," March 1941
  • South Pacific landing ship & craft camouflage, February 1943
  • July 1943 Dazzle Camouflage memo - Early information to the fleet
  • October 1943 memo to the Pacifiv Fleet ordering Dazzle camouflage.
  • May 1944 order for bow numbers on Auxiliaries.
  • April 1944 order for the use of counter-shading
  • 1948 tabulation of camouflage paints for submarines

  • For those who want something other than ship camouflage:
  • US Navy Aircraft carrier night lights in 1945
  • Updates for January 2011:

  • Added a Mk 19 Director page
  • USN Order for Damage Reports - referenced on many of the damage reports on this site.
  • Added many updates for January's "today in Pacific History"
  • Updates for December 2010 (Fifth anniversary of our first posting!):

  • Oglala Pearl Harbor Damage Report
  • Vestal Pearl Harbor Damage Report
  • Tennessee Pearl Harbor Damage Report

    Updates for November 2010:

  • Memo from the captain of USS Erie PG-50 regarding the torpedoing of his ship and performance of the crew.
  • Refueling at Sea -1942 document with instructions for refueling while underway.
  • Updates for October 2010:
    A big paint/camouflage update this month, including:

  • December 1942 memo regarding non-skid paint.
  • January 1943 cancellation of restrictions on paint manufacturing.
  • February 1943 order for Norfolk Navy Yard to manufacture a new green paint.
  • March 1943 order for NY Philadelphia to develope a new green paint formula.
  • Updates for September 2010:

  • Bureau of Ordnance report on the development of Sextuple Bazooka Launchers
  • War Damage Report for USS Enterprise CV-6 for action north of Guadalcanal, August 1942.
  • Updates for August 2010:

  • Fire Control Radar, Mk 8 - Ordnance Pamphlet for radar used on Battleships and Cruisers.
  • 1943 Interview with two SBD Squadron Commanders regarding the battle of Santa Cruz.
  • Updates for July 2010:

  • 1942 US Aircraft Carrier Fuel Capacity & Endurance.
  • 1943 Interview with Col. Elliot Roosevelt regarding photo-reconnaissance in the Mediterranean theatre

  • Camouflage Document Updates:
  • PT Boat Camouflage for Squadrons 13 & 16
  • March, 1943 Memo authorizing the use of commercial paint manufacturers for the aquisistion of camouflage paint
  • February, 1943 Memo authorizing New York Navy Yard the use of commercial paint manufacturers for the aquisistion of camouflage paint
  • Updates for June 2010:

  • Air Summary No 18: Notes on Japanese Aircraft - July 1943
  • USS Massachusetts BB-59 Report on Storm Damage - February, 1943

  • Some more Camouflage documents as well:
  • Comdt.,Charleston, S.C. letter dated Sept. 5, 1941 which included:
  • Request from USS Turquoise PY-18 for Black tinting Paste - August 1941
  • February 1945 Bureau of Ships PT Boat Camouflage Memo
  • Some June "Today in Pacific History" entries.
  • Updates for May 2010:

  • "Today in Pacific History" updates for April. Note: hiatus in May to catch up on other things.
  • 1943 interview of two pilots on the mission to shoot down Admiral Yamamoto.
  • A Letter and response from Everett Warner, WWI Navy Camofleur to the Navy prior to WWII offering his services.
  • February 1942 memo from BuOrd regarding camouflage of ordnance pieces.
  • June 1943 Air Information Summary No 14: Exhasut Flame Patterns of Japanese Aircraft.
  • Updates for April 2010:

  • "Today in Pacific History" updates.
  • June, 1943 interview of USS Bogue's Captain and Air Group Commander reguarding convoy duty in the battle of the Atlantic.
  • June, 1943, Air Information Summary #12 - Comparative Performance of Japanese Fighter Aircraft.
  • July, 1941 notes regarding a telephone conversation regarding camouflage paint between BuShips and the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
  • Updates for March 2010:

  • Added the "Today in History" feature and created the first 25 days.
  • USS Kearny DD-432 Preliminaryy Damage Report, October 1941
  • US Navy Tugs, General Characteristics, 1944
  • Updates for February 2010:
    Heap-big paint and camouflage update this month, including (in chronological order):

  • A November 1940 memo regarding Camouflage in war plans.
  • This June 1941 memo about paint sample errors.
  • A July 1941 memo to the Inspector of Naval Materials, Schenectady regarding paint samples.
  • Memo dated September 13, 1941 to BuShips regarding paint correspondence, confusion, and manufacturing.
  • This September 12 Memo from the Commander of Destroyer Flotilla ONE to Destroyer Squadron FIVE regarding camouflage experiments.
  • A September, 20 memo from Buships ordering the paint yards to directly substitute paints on requests.
  • The last September Memo is from CinCPac to the Commander Destroyers, Battle Force ordering camouflage experiments.
  • A December 1941 memo regarding use of Navy Blue paint for the atlantic fleet.
  • And finally, a January 1942 Fleet Letter to the Atlantic Fleet regarding the painting of bow numbers.

  • Special thanks to Ron Smith for three of the above documents!

    Updates for January 2010:

  • Davy Jones fought on the side of the US Navy, as this October 1942 Memo shows.
  • New section under multi-theater; camouflage for Navy bases and shore facilities, termed Passive Defense. This section includes the original Passive Defense Handbook 1, a supplement on fuel tank camouflage, the Second Supplement, with more on paint, and for now ends with the third supplement, with instructions for camouflaging airport runways and roads.
  • Updates for December 2009:

  • Wartime History of DE-51 Buckley
  • CV-9 report on the effectiveness of Mk 49 Gun Directors
  • Updates for November 2009:

  • 1941 Fleet Organization
  • 1931 Fleet Organization
  • 1931 Command Title Abbreviations
  • Updates for October 2009:

  • US Navy Turret tops - New Section of documents regarding color painting of battleship and cruiser turret tops
  • April, 1943 CVE Panama Canal clearances
  • Updates for September 2009:

  • 1943 July CVL Aircraft hangar warm-ups
  • 1943 October Moto Tugs for Aircraft Carriers
  • Updates for August 2009:

  • Added information on BB-60 Alabama to the Mk49 Gun Director Page.
  • 1938 USN Mail Distribution List for researchers.
  • 1938 instructions for Radio Direction Finding from a single ship.
  • Updates for July 2009:

  • I realized that I had finished but not linked to this April 1942 CV-3 Saratoga Damage Report
  • Added a 1939 Amphibious "Surf Training"document released by the USMC.
  • Added a 1941 Action Damage Report for USS Shaw and USS Cassin that orders Shaw's repair and provides an example of a similar repair.
  • Updated the Mk 49 Gun Fire Director page, with new data on the Farragut and Fletcher class destroyers.
  • Updates for June 2009:
    To commemorate the June 3 & 4th, 1942 attacks on Dutch Harbor, Alaska, we feature two new documents on the area:

  • A Report by USAT Filmore's Communication Liason Officer on the journey to Dutch Harbor, the attack, and return.
  • USMC officer Augustus Cockrell's report on the Grounding of S.S. Northwestern, which was being used to supply power to the area and was bombed by the Japanese.
  • Updates for May 2009:

  • A CL-62 USS Birmingham War Record, 1945
  • Updates for April 2009:

  • A February 1945 Memo from Admiral Nimitz regarding lessons learned from the December 1944 typhoon that sank three ships and killed nearly 800 sailors.
  • Updates for March 2009:

  • To mark the 64th anniversary of the March 19 bombing of CV-13 Franklin, I have posted a 1946 damage report detailing that day and her earlier 1944 damage, previously covered.
  • Updates for February 2009:

  • 1941 Paint memo for cruisers Honolulu and Boise to pick up 5-S paint for themselves and other ships.
  • Added more photos of DD-689 USS Wadleigh being repaired to her Repair in Forward areas page.
  • Updates for January 2009:

  • The Mightly "B": Cruiser Birmingham
  • Updates for December 2008: Our Third Anniversary!

  • CV-8 Hornet Battle of Midway Damage Report
  • February 1941 New Paints Memo with formula for 5-D Dark Gray
  • March 1941 New Paints Memo with formulas for 5-O Ocean Gray and 5-L Light Gray
  • Updates for November 2008:

  • USS Raleigh Damage Report - Pearl Harbor attack
  • Updates for October 2008:

  • November 1943 guide for Anti-submarine screen formations
  • November 1944 log of an unknown Destroyer during the invasion of Guam
  • Finished Chapter 3 of OEG Report 51: Antisubmarine Warfare in World War II.
  • Updates for September 2008:

  • Basic information on the Mk 49 AA Gun director
  • Instructions for painting Measure 32 patterns 3SS and 9SS on submarines, 1944
  • Updates for August 2008:
    Whole lotta 1941 paint info!

  • April order regarding ingredients for a tinting paste used to convert prewar gray to 5-D
  • August orders to several bases and ships from Mare Island ordering them to re-submit paint requisitions, including Pearl Harbor Navy Yard; Puget Sound Navy Yard; Naval Supply Depot, San Diego; USS Arizona; and USS Pennsylvania
  • August order for CL-50 Helena to repaint in 5-S Sea Blue
  • Updates for July 2008:

  • CA-38 San Francisco, second-most decorated US Navy Ship in WWII, damage report for her Guadalcanal action posted.
  • Updates for June 2008:

  • Last aviation interview for a bit, this one of the commanding officer of Patrol Squadron 91 during the Solomon Islands Campaign.
  • Added a paper by the Captain of CV-11 Intrepid regarding her handling following torpedo damage in February, 1944.
  • Updates for May 2008:

  • Added another interview: this one of Lieutenant H.B. Harden, Air Operations Officer, CV-6 ENTERPRISE, dated March 4, 1943.
  • Added a document on US Aircraft carrier markings immediately postwar.
  • Updates for April 2008:

  • Added a document about strengthening US Destroyer Bows for submarine ramming in 1943.
  • Added an interview with Lt. Col Edward Montgomery, USMC, regarding US Marines flying with the Royal Air Force in 1943 to learn night-fighting skills.
  • Updates for March 2008:

  • 1943 Navy interview with Medal of Honor winner Joe Foss, USMC, regarding action at Guadalcanal.
  • Two new PT Camouflage Documents; a July 1944 Pacific-based PT Camouflage order and September 1944 revision.
  • Two new Aircraft carrier camouflage documents; a January 1945 memo from Air Force, Pacific Fleet requesting change, and a February 1945 Pacific Fleet Maintenance Office memo forwarding those changes to the Pacific Fleet.
  • Updates for February 2008:

  • New naval ship camouflage documents; 1941 Order to remove insignias from ships and the copy of the S19-7 Serial 631 that pertains to camouflage of Auxiliaries
  • Started Chapter 3 of OEG 51: Antisubmarine Warfare in WWII
  • Updates for January 2008:

  • Added "Pattern" Boresighting for Fighter Aircraft, a 1943 USN document, to the Aircraft Section.
  • Added a new camouflage document for 1943; the introduction of the Tropical Green System.
  • Updates for December 2007:

  • Added Characteristics of Enemy Submarines, a 1943 summary of what the USN knew about U-boats and Japanese submarines at that point of the war.
  • Updates for November 2007:

  • Added a document detailing using PT (Patrol Torpedo) boats as minelayers in 1943.
  • Updates for October 2007:

  • Added a Damage report for DD-407 following a kamikaze attack in 1945.
  • New camouflage document for January 1945 posted.
  • Hi Fitz!!
  • Updates for September 2007:

  • Added a 1944 camouflage memo and attachment detailing PT boat camouflage in the Pacific.
  • Added a page and a half to the OEG Report on ASW in WWII.
  • Updates for August 2007:

  • Added a 1942 paint memo on the camouflage painting of new-construction destroyers and an August, 1941 memo from the Commandant of the 13th Naval District clarifying camouflage instructions.
  • Updates for July 2007:

  • Added TONS of Navy Ship Camouflage memos in the US Navy Camouflage Section: 1940's 4CN-40: Camouflage Painting for Destroyers, 1941 memos (April) Outside Gray Paints, Deck Staining, Camouflage for new Construction, 15-CN-41: Camouflage Experiments, the SHIPS-2 Rev 1 Distribution letter and SHIPS-2 itself, and finally for 1941, Atlantic Fleet 13 CL-41 and the transition to Measure 12 Mod. Also added a 1942 Pacific Fleet memo ordering Measure 21 for most ships. August's updates will not be this large!
  • Updates for June 2007:

  • Added the Naval Armed Guards report on the attack on Dutch Harbor and a late 1941 US Navy Camouflage Paint Memo.
  • Updates for May 2007:

  • Added the start of Chapter 2, Part 1 of OEG Report #51, ASW in World War II.
  • Updates for April 2007:

  • Added Chapter 1, Part 1 of OEG Report #51, ASW in World War II.
  • Updates for March 2007:

  • Started adding a new document, OEG Report #51, ASW in World War II. As the original was a near-200 page document it will take some time.
  • Updates for February 2007:

  • Laptop problems kept me sidelined most of the month, but I did manage to add another December 1944 Ship Camouflage Memo to the ship camouflage section.
  • Updates for January 2007:

  • Added a section on BB-57 USS South Dakota and a War Damage Report for her June 19, 1944 bombing.
  • Updates for December 2006:

  • Added a page on Pre-war US Navy Aircraft Painting
  • Added a page on Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Arlington, Washington.
  • Added a new section on US Naval Camouflage.

    Updates for November 2006:

  • Added a page and documents regarding the sinking of the Soviet Submarine L16 and a US Navy sailor aboard her in 1942.
  • Updates for October 2006:

  • Added Wadleigh's Repair in Forward Area Chapter.
  • Finished Structural Repairs in Forward Areas During World War II.
  • Added a photo page for ZPNK - US Navy "K" Class Blimps.

    Updates for September 2006:

  • Two new cruiser pages; one for CL-81 Houston and another for CL-96 Reno with corresponding entries in the "Forward Repair" book.
  • New destroyer page for DD-415 O'Brien and her DD-415 O'Brien repair in forward area entry.
  • Updates for August 2006:

  • PG-50 Erie Section & report on Salvage following torpedo damage, November 1942.
  • Posted Table of Contents for new special topic: Structural Repairs in Forward Areas During World War II
  • Updates for July 2006:

  • CV-14 Ticonderoga section and war damage report for January, 1945 posted.
  • New CV-11 Intrepid section & a report on her repair following torpedo attack, February 1944.
  • Updates for June 2006:

  • Report and Photographs on the bombing of Dutch Harbor, June, 1942.
  • Updates for May 2006:

  • CV-12 Hornet page and Report on Flight Deck Collapse during Typhoon.
  • Updates for February 2006:

  • November 1941 report on Canadian Intelligence on Japan
  • Sky Lookout - Construction of
  • 40 MM Guns - Installation on CV9 Class