As morning bled across the Philippine Sea on 11 May 1945, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill was crippled by two kamikaze strikes. A Mitsubishi A6M Zero “Zeke” fighter emerged like an apparition from low cloud and quickly dove, dropping a 550-lb bomb that smashed out the ship’s side before itself crashing onto the flight deck and skidding over the side. A huge blaze erupted as some 30 parked planes full of fuel were destroyed. But there was to be no respite.
One of the most overlooked parts of the history of the American Civil War is the contributions made by African American soldiers. Contrary to what many believe and have learned, black people were not just onlookers in the war. They were a vital and necessary part of it and fought bravely next to the white soldiers. However the issues of emancipation and military service were intertwined, and it took a little time before black troops were recruited.
This California drought is no joke. You might not think twice about it when you it gets brought up in the news but these pictures are sure to get your attention. All of the before pictures are from just 3 years ago compared to the after pictures which were taken a few weeks ago.
If you searched for the Sahara desert on Google Maps, you’d find a little speck that’s located in the desert. That little speck, though, is a geological and zoological wonder. If you were trekking through the desert, if you saw it...
Folsom Lake is a reservoir in Northern California about 25 mi (40 km) northeast of Sacramento in Placer, El Dorado, and Sacramento Counties. During the drought of late 2013, the town known as “Mormon Island” reappeared 58 years after being submerged under Folsom Lake, with stone walls from some of the outlying areas being revealed by the shrinking lake.