26 Dec 1894

United States
6 Apr 1906

United States
5 Jun 1908

United States
14 Jun 1911

United States
  • Henry Arnold was assigned to the Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps based in College Park, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | College Park, Maryland | CPC]
17 Jun 1911

United States
  • Pedro del Valle received an appointment by George Radcliffe Colton to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [Pedro del Valle | Maryland | CPC]
5 Jun 1915

United States
  • Pedro del Valle graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. ww2dbase [Pedro del Valle | Annapolis, Maryland | CPC]
28 Jun 1917

United States
  • J. J. Clark, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. Clark was a member of the Cherokee Nation and was the first Native American to graduate from the Naval Academy. ww2dbase [J. J. Clark | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
  • Miles Browning, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. ww2dbase [Miles Browning | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
  • Clifton Sprague, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. ww2dbase [Clifton Sprague | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
  • Thomas Sprague, United States Naval Academy class of 1918, graduated one year early due to the looming WWI. ww2dbase [Thomas Sprague | Annapolis, Maryland | DS]
6 Jun 1918

United States
18 Mar 1939

United States
22 Dec 1939

United States
27 Dec 1939

United States
22 Dec 1941

United States
8 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 8 Mar 1942
PBY-5A in flight near Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, United States, 8 Mar 1942; note radar antennae under wings
4 Apr 1942

United States
  • President Franklin Roosevelt's special envoy Harry Hopkins and General George Marshall departed Baltimore, Maryland, United States by plane to lay the US strategic war plans, that had already been approved by the President, before the British War Cabinet and Chiefs-of Staff Committee. ww2dbase [George Marshall | Baltimore, Maryland | AC]
24 Sep 1942

United States
  • The keel of LST-412 was laid down by the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [LST-412 | Baltimore, Maryland | CPC]
6 Oct 1942

United States
  • USS Ancon arrived at Baltimore, Maryland, United States and disembarked passengers she had embarked in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Ancon | Baltimore, Maryland | CPC]
16 Nov 1942

United States
  • LST-412 was launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [LST-412 | Baltimore, Maryland | CPC]
15 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1943
Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill fishing at Shangri-La (now Camp David), Maryland, United States, mid-May 1943
8 Jul 1944

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt and Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd visited Shangri-La (now Camp David) near Thurmont, Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Maryland | CPC]
25 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 25 Jul 1944
Broadside view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.Head on view of a Douglas BTD Destroyer showing some of its unusual shapes during a test flight in the Chesapeake Bay area, United States, 25 Jul 1944.
3 Sep 1945

United States
16 Nov 1946

Photo(s) dated 16 Nov 1946
President Harry Truman tours the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States escorted by Academy Superintendent Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch, right, 16 Nov 1946.
15 Jan 1947

United States
20 Jul 1959

United States
25 Mar 1961

United States
  • Milton Miles passed away of cancer at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland, United States. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | Bethesda, Maryland | CPC]
21 May 1973

United States
28 Apr 1978

United States
8 Jul 1982

United States
9 May 2010

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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