Give them hell professor Tim! :?Good pictures, but a few glaring errors on the captions there.
Picture #6 refers to the U.S.S. Casin and the U.S.S. Downes as "battleships", whereas they were actually destroyers of the Mahan class. Further, they refer to the ship as the "Casin"...the name was actually "Cassin". The name is significant because the ship was named for a decorated naval officer, Stephen Cassin.
Picture #10 is described as a picture of the U.S.S. Lexington from June of 1942, ostensibly during the Battle of the Coral Sea. In reality, the Battle of the Coral Sea took place from 4-8 May 1942, with the Lexington sinking on May 8th, 1942.
Picture #17 is described as a photo of the U.S.S. Yorktown, taken on Sept. 16, 1942. In actual fact, the Yorktown sank on June 7, 1942, during the Battle of Midway.
Picture #18 describes the pictured gun as a ".75MM gun". I am not knowledgeable enough to be able to positively identify the gun in question...but I could believe it being a 75MM gun, which I suspect was what they meant.
I imagine some will believe that I'm being overly picky. IMO, if you're attempting to honor someone, or commemorate an historic event...the least one could do is get some basic facts correct.