Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Friday December 30th - Open Regular Hours
New Year's Eve (December 31st) - Open 10a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
New Year's Day (January 1st, 2012) - Closed

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Menu from 1949

Joe Bonds was a LT(jg) aboard Razorback from 1945 to 1949. When he visited AIMM last year, he generously donated several pictures as well as a menu from the Christmas dinner in 1949.

An Adobe PDF copy of the menu, which has a full crew list, is available on the website.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New and Notable Submarine History at AIMM

Captain James Strong, USN (ret) has self-published a memoir, entitled, "Fortune Favors the Bold: Stories from Life at Sea". He graciously sent a copy to AIMM for the library.

Captain Strong first reported aboard USS Cochino (SS-345) in 1949, serving aboard her during her final deployment and surviving the accident that claimed the submarine, a member of her crew and six men from USS Tusk (SS-426) in August of that year. He then went on to serve aboard five other submarines. His final submarine assignment was Commanding Officer, Gold Crew, USS Lafayette (SSBN-616).

Although small at only 56 pages, Fortune Favors the Bold is an entertaining book and an enjoyable read. Captain Strong now lives in Savoy, IL. Fortune Favors the Bold was published by Minuteman Press in Champaign, IL.