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#BugsBunnyDay & WWII

Bowfin Museum

At the time of WWII, American’s could not escape the global grasp of war which affected almost every aspect of life. [...]

Adm. Nimitz and WWII

Museum

Adm. Nimitz played a major role in the naval history of WWII holding the title of both Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas as well as the Commander in Chief, U.S. [...]

National Anthem Day

Bowfin Museum

From a poem, and a drinking to the lyrics of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Learn more about the National Anthem. [...]

Yalta and The Big Three

Bowfin Museum

Learn more about the Yalta Conference; code-named “Argonaut” and the "Big Three" [...]

Trident D5 Missile

Trident D5 Missile

Bowfin Museum

A little behind-the-scenes peek into our museum renovation. [...]

“Billie's Morning Bath." Sailors wash their goat mascot on board a U.S. Navy battleship, circa 1907-1908. This view may have been taken during the Great White Fleet world cruise.

Goats and the U.S. Navy

Bowfin Museum

From being a food source to serving as a mascot, goats have a long history in the U.S. Navy. [...]

1989; Smokey Bear poster showing a half body image of Smokey pointing at the audience with one hand while holding a shovel in the other hand. Poster reads "Only You". This work is maintained in the National Agricultural Library, in Beltsville, MD.

Smokey Bear and WWII

Bowfin Museum

Did you know Smokey Bear originated as a result of World War II? [...]

American Flag

History of Veterans Day

Bowfin Museum

This video was made to explain the selfless service and sacrifices of our Veterans to elementary school age children. Created by Dori Whipple, Joint Munitions Command Rock Island Arsenal, IL; courtesy of DVIDSHUB.NET [...]

Hidden History: Letters from Mother's of Trout Crew

Bowfin Museum

Featuring letters sent to Mrs. Charlotte Brownlow, wife of Eugene Brownlow, Chief Commissary steward of USS Trout. [...]

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