NORFOLK, Va. — With the recent firing of Navy Capt. Rachel Haltner, commanding officer of the USNS Comfort, shortly before a deployment to South America, the Navy has officially fired more captains than torpedoes over the last five years, Naval History and Heritage Command has announced. Read more
For nearly a month from April to May 1945, Berlin was the site of the last major offensive in the European theatre of World War II. The Battle of Berlin, which was fought between Soviet and Nazi forces, destroyed large portions of the German capital.