BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Eastern Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20230525T140829Z DESCRIPTION:THIS COLLOQUIUM IS HYBRID IN PARSONS AUDITORIUM AND ON ZOOM.GOV \n \nJHU/APL Colloquium - www.jhuapl.edu/colloquium \n \nTOPIC: Scientist in Uniform: Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee\, Jr.\n \nSPEAKER: Paul Stillwell\, Historian\n \nBattleship Commande r explores Lee’s life from boyhood in Kentucky through his eventual serv ice as commander of the fast battleships from 1942 to 1945. Paul Stillwell draws on more than 150 first-person accounts from those who knew and serv ed with Lee from boyhood until the time of his death. Said to be down to e arth\, modest\, forgiving\, friendly\, and with a wry sense of humor\, Lee eschewed the media and\, to the extent possible\, left administrative det ails to others. Stillwell relates the sequential building of a successful career\, illustrating Admiral Lee’s focus on operational\, tactical\, an d strategic concerns. During his service in the Navy Department from 1939 to 1942\, Lee prepared the U.S. Navy for war at sea and was involved in in specting designs for battleships\, cruisers\, aircraft carriers\, and dest royers. He sent observers to Britain to report on Royal Navy operations du ring the war against Germany and made plans to send an action team to main land China to observe conditions for possible later Allied landings there. Putting his focus on the need to equip U.S. warships with radar and antia ircraft guns\, Lee was one of the few flag officers of his generation who understood the tactical advantage of radar\, especially during night battl es.\n \nIn 1942 Willis Lee became commander of the first division of fast battleships to operate in the Pacific. During that service\, he commanded Task Force 64\, which achieved a tide-turning victory in a night battle ne ar Guadalcanal in November 1942. Lee missed two major opportunities for su rface actions against the Japanese. In June 1944\, in the Marianas campaig n\, he declined to engage because his ships were not trained adequately to operate together in surface battles. In October 1944\, Admiral William Ha lsey’s bungled decisions denied Lee’s ships an opportunity for combat. \n \nContinuing his career of service near the end of the war\, Lee\, in t he summer of 1945\, directed anti-kamikaze research efforts in Casco Bay\, Maine. While Lee’s wartime successes and failures make for compelling r eading\, what is here in this biography is a balanced look at the man and officer.\n \nPaul Stillwell is a free-lance historian. He has a bachelor ’s degree in history (1966) from Drury College\, Springfield\, Missouri\ , and a master’s degree in journalism (1978) from the University of Miss ouri. In 1962 he enlisted in the Naval Reserve. He was commissioned an en sign in 1966 and officially retired in 1992 with the rank of commander. H e was on active duty from 1966 to 1969\; he served in the tank landing shi p Washoe County (LST-1165)\, 1966-69\, in the Western Pacific\, including Vietnam. From May to October 1969\, he served in the battleship New Jerse y (BB-62)\, which operated during that period in the Eastern and Mid-Pacif ic. In early 1988 the Navy recalled him to active duty for a month and se nt him to the Persian Gulf as a historian to document the U.S. Navy’s ro le during the Iran-Iraq War.\n \nIn late 2004 Stillwell completed a 30-yea r tenure with the U.S. Naval Institute in Annapolis\, Maryland. From 1974 through 1981 he was with the monthly Proceedings magazine\, working succe ssively as departments editor\, managing editor\, and senior editor. From 1981 to 1987 he was editor of the annual Naval Review issue of Proceeding s\, and from 1987 to 1992 he served as first editor-in-chief of Naval Hist ory magazine. For 23 years he wrote a column for each issue of Naval Hist ory. From 1993 to 2004 Stillwell was director of the Naval Institute’s history division. He has conducted hundreds of oral history interviews.\n \nStillwell is editor or author of 13 books:\n \n· Air Raid: Pear l Harbor! (1981)\n· Battleship New Jersey: An Illustrated History (1986)\n· Battleship Arizona: An Illustrated History (1991)\n· The Golden Thirteen: Recollections of the First Black Naval Office rs (1993)\n· Sharks of Steel (coauthored with Vice Admiral Robert Kaufman\, 1993)\n· Assault on Normandy: First-Person Accounts fr om the Sea Services (1994)\n· Battleship Missouri: An Illustrated History (1996)\n· Battleships (2001)\n· Carrier War: Av iation Art of World War II (2002)\n· Submarine Stories: Recollect ions from the Diesel Boats (2007)\n· Aviation Art of World War II (coauthored with James Kitchens and G. E. Patrick Murray\, 2008)\n· Trailblazer: the U.S. Navy’s First Black Admiral (coauthored with Vi ce Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr.\, 2010)\n· Battleship Commander: the Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr. (2021)\n \nThe New York Times selected The Golden Thirteen as one of the notable books published in the field of history in 1993. \n \n________________________________\n\n \nYou are invited to a Zoom webinar.\nWhen: Jun 2\, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)\nTopic: Colloquium – Paul Stillwell\n \nPlease click the link below to join the webinar:\nhttps://jhuapl.zoomgov.com/j/1604962048? pwd=R2tLaXBSUUlWZUI4cS9ER1UrOWozQT09 \nPasscode: 120939\nOr One tap mobile : \n US: +16692545252\,\,1604962048#\,\,\,\,*120939# or +16468287666\ ,\,1604962048#\,\,\,\,*120939# \nOr Telephone:\n Dial(for higher qualit y\, dial a number based on your current location):\n US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666 or +1 646 964 1167 or +1 669 216 1590 or +1 4 15 449 4000 or +1 551 285 1373 \nWebinar ID: 160 496 2048\nPasscode: 1209 39\n International numbers available: https://jhuapl.zoomgov.com/u/ahAt a3ImW \n \nOr an H.323/SIP room system:\n H.323: 161.199.138.10 (US Wes t) or 161.199.136.10 (US East)\n Meeting ID: 160 496 2048\n Passcode : 120939\n SIP: 1604962048@sip.zoomgov.com \n Passcode: 120939\n \n \n DTEND;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20230602T150000 DTSTAMP:20230525T140829Z DTSTART;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20230602T140000 LAST-MODIFIED:20230525T140829Z LOCATION:Parsons Auditorium and Zoom.gov webinar PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Colloquium - Paul Stillwell - Historian TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000040B76FE0B48CD901000000000000000 010000000AC563D2DEEDDBF41A5ECCDEC59BDECA4 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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JHU/APL Colloquium - www.jhuapl.edu/colloquium 

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TOPIC:  Scien tist in Uniform:  Vice Admiral Will is A. Lee\, Jr.< /span>

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SPEAKER:  Paul Stillwell\, Historian

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Battlesh ip Commander explores Lee’\;s life from boyhood in Kentucky through h is eventual service as commander of the fast battleships from 1942 to 1945 . Paul Stillwell draws on more than 150 first-person accounts from those w ho knew and served with Lee from boyhood until the time of his death. Said to be down to earth\, modest\, forgiving\, friendly\, and with a wry sens e of humor\, Lee eschewed the media and\, to the extent possible\, left ad ministrative details to others. Stillwell relates the sequential building of a successful career\, illustrating Admiral Lee’\;s focus on operat ional\, tactical\, and strategic concerns. During his service in the Navy Department from 1939 to 1942\, Lee prepared the U.S. Navy for war at sea a nd was involved in inspecting designs for battleships\, cruisers\, aircraf t carriers\, and destroyers. He sent observers to Britain to report on Roy al Navy operations during the war against Germany and made plans to send a n action team to mainland China to observe conditions for possible later A llied landings there. Putting his focus on the need to equip U.S. warships with radar and antiaircraft guns\, Lee was one of the few flag officers o f his generation who understood the tactical advantage of radar\, especial ly during night battles.

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In 1942 Willi s Lee became commander of the first division of fast battleships to operat e in the Pacific. During that service\, he commanded Task Force 64\, which achieved a tide-turning victory in a night battle near Guadalcanal in Nov ember 1942. Lee missed two major opportunities for surface actions against the Japanese. In June 1944\, in the Marianas campaign\, he declined to en gage because his ships were not trained adequately to operate together in surface battles. In October 1944\, Admiral William Halsey’\;s bungled decisions denied Lee’\;s ships an opportunity for combat.

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Continuing his career of service near the end of the war\, Lee\, in the summer of 1945\, directed anti-kamikaze research e fforts in Casco Bay\, Maine. While Lee’\;s wartime successes and fail ures make for compelling reading\, what is here in this biography is a bal anced look at the man and officer.

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Paul Stillwell is a free-lance hist orian.  He has a bachelor’\;s degree in history (1966) from Drury College\, Springfield\, Missouri\, and a master’\;s degree in journalism (1978) from the University of Miss ouri. In 1962 he enlisted in the Naval Reserve.  He was commissioned an ensign in 1966 and officially retired in 1992 with the rank of commander.  He was on active duty from 1966 to 1969\; he served in the tank landing ship Washoe County (LST-1165)\, 1966-69\, in the Western Pacific\, including Vietnam.  From May to October 1969\, he served in the battleshi p New Jersey (BB-62)\, which ope rated during that period in the Eastern and Mid-Pacific.  In early 1988 the Navy recalled him to active duty for a month and sent him to the Persian Gulf as a historian to document th e U.S. Navy’\;s role during the Iran-Iraq War.

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In late 2004 Stillwell completed a 30-year tenure with the U.S . Naval Institute in Annapolis\, Maryland.   From 1974 through 1981 he was with the monthly Proceedings magazine\, working successively as de partments editor\, managing editor\, and senior editor.  From 1981 to 1987 he was editor of the annual Naval Review issue of Proceedings\, and from 1987 to 1992 he served as first editor-in-chief of Naval Hist ory magazine.  For 23 years he wrote a column for each issue of Nav al History.  From 1993 to 2004 Stillwell was director of the Naval Institute’\;s history division. H e has conducted hundreds of oral history interviews.

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Stillwell is editor or author of 13 books:< /p>

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· \; \; \; \; \; \;& nbsp\; \; Air Raid: Pearl Harbor! (1981)

· \;  \; \; \; \; \; \; \; Battleship New Jersey: A n Illustrated History (1986)

· \; \; \; \;  \; \; \; \; Battleship Arizona: An Illustrated History (1991)

· \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; The Golden Thirteen: Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers< /span> (1993)

· \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \ ; Sharks of Steel (coauthored with Vice Admiral Robert Kaufman\, 1993)

· \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; Assault on Normandy: First-Person Accounts from the Sea Services< /i> (1994)

· \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; Battleship Missouri: An Illustrated History (1996)

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· \; \; \; \ ; \; \; \; \; Carrier War: Aviation Art of World War II (2002)

· \; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; Submarine Stories: Recollections from the Diesel Boats (2007)

· \; \;& nbsp\; \; \; \; \; \; < i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Aviation Art of World War I I (coauthored with James Kitchens and G. E. Patrick Murray\, 2008)

· \; \; \; \; \; \ ; \; \; Trailblazer: t he U.S. Navy’\;s First Black Admiral (coauthored with Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr.\, 2010)

· \ ; \; \; \; \; \; \; \; Battleship Command er: the Life of Vice Admiral Willis A. Lee Jr. (2021)

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The New York Times selected The Golden Thirteen as one of the notable books publishe d in the field of history in 1993. 

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Whe n: Jun 2\, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: C olloquium –\; Paul Stillwell

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Please c lick the link below to join the webinar:

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