Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908-1964), at home in his study. ~ Ian Fleming was an author, journalist and naval intelligence officer. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing. In the Naval Intelligence Division during WWII, he was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and career as a journalist provided the background and detail of the James Bond 007…
Crash of USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), 3 September 1925 The wrecked airship's after section, taken soon after she crashed in southeastern Ohio. This view shows the starboard forward part of the after section, with Shenandoah's top national star marking in left center and one of her five engine cars in the right foreground. Photograph was received from the Office of Naval Intelligence, 7 November 1940. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph
Both John and his older brother Joseph (right) joined the Navy — John had back problems and needed to use family connections and appeal to the Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence in order to enlist — but otherwise their experiences could hardly be more dissimilar. John eventually served on an 80-foot, 56-ton torpedo boat in the Pacific, while Joseph became an aviator based in Britain. Above: The two brothers in their naval uniforms, circa 1942
Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) first enlisted in the Marine Corps, accepted into the Naval Academy, became the first black enlisted marine to complete and graduate both the Academy Prep School and Annapolis. He serve as a naval intelligence officer, specializing in languages, spent three years aboard submarines, and retired after 22 years of service as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve.