The war is over and US forces are being demobilized back to peacetime status. Here, 52 submarines and 4 submarine tenders of the US Navy Reserve Fleet rest in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, circa Jan 1946.
Here's a rare sight: four out of the ten Nimitz-class aircraft carriers—the largest warships ever built—plus an Enterprise-class carrier docked together. They are resting at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, which coincidentally is the largest naval base in the world. Look at all that engineering and firepower. And it's only half of the Nimitz fleet!
U.S. Navy Reserve Ensign Neil Armstrong (May 23, 1952) served in 20 combat missions in the Korean War, and would then become a research and test pilot. On his July 1969 Apollo mission he would become the first man to walk on the moon.
Tony Curtis (né Bernard Schwartz) (1925-2010) Signalman 3rd Class, U.S. Navy Reserves 1942-45 WW II. He served on the submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19). He was aboard when the Proteus entered Tokyo Bay where, through binoculars from the signal bridge, he witnessed the signing of the Japanese Document of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri.
Actor LT Eddie Albert US Navy (Served 1942-1945) Short Bio: Albert is best remembered for his role of lawyer-turned-farmer ‘Oliver Wendell Douglas' on the classic television comedy series "Green Acres". His career began on radio, and appeared on the earliest test for television in 1936. He rescued 70 Marines during the battle of Tarawa.
Military Challenge Coin Display Rack Holder Collector - USA Flag - Gift for Veterans - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Retired Reserves
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.