6 June 1944:


6 June 2009:


ARABIAN SEA (June 6, 2009) The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69), and the French Navy destroyer FS Forbin (D620) are conducting operations in the Arabian Sea. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility as part of a scheduled deployment supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and maritime security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rafael Figueroa Medina/Released)

(and a conventient way to check out the new format – SJS)


  1. Bill K.

    Why the dual photos? Is any comparison implied, as between the power of the 3 versus the many? Or the cost? Or the manpower? Or am I seeing patterns that are not intended?

  2. Picture 1 — Allied task force led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower off the Normandy beaches of occupied France, 6 June 1944.

    Picture 2 — USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) underway on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day accompanied by the French Navy destroyer Forbin.

    Nothing profound – just a bit of symmetry that struck me in passing… 🙂
    – SJS

  3. Bill K.

    OK, Thanks

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