Truce Signed 1953
This nameplate was used in 1953
Nixon Goes 1974
This nameplate was used in 1974

This website was created and maintained from May 2020 to May 2021 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Stars and Stripes operations in the Pacific.
It will no longer be updated, but we encourage you to explore the site and view content we felt best illustrated Stars and Stripes' continued support of the Pacific theater since 1945.


Acoustic monitoring

Sonobuoys, 1977

Acoustic monitoring devices called sonobuoys are loaded into the belly of a submarine-tracking P3C Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 40 prior to a patrol over the Pacific Ocean.

Lost umbrellas in Tokyo, 1975

Masao Iizuka, director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's Lost and Found Center

Wavy Gravy: Just call him the 'psychedelic relic'

He's done it again.

Artistic background at Yokota, 1976

Kaoru Miyazato, a sixth-grader at Yokota West Elementary School, practices his yo-yo techniques in front of a rank of pop art partridges.

Helicopter lands on the USS Oklahoma City, 1974

A helicopter is guided to a landing on the deck of the Yokosuka-based guided missile light cruiser USS Oklahoma City, the flagship of Vice Adm. George P. Steele, commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.

New names, same Navy

The U.S. Navy in the past two centuries has had jobs that have certainly been tagged with colorful nautical names.

President Gerald Ford in Tokyo, 1975

President Gerald Ford and his wife, Betty, wave as they board Air Force One at Haneda Airport to continue on their trip to China.

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