Naval History Magazine - August 2015

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A Helldiver radioman/gunner recollects dive-bombing the remnants of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the massive July 1945 U.S. carrier strikes on Kure Naval Base....
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'The Big E' Leadership Factory
Soon after her 1938 commissioning, the aircraft carrier Enterprise began turning out a long list of exceptional...
Butch's Wingman
With a strong naval aviation pedigree that featured legendary fighter pilots Jimmie Thach and Butch O’Hare, Alex...
'A Few Armed Vessels, Judiciously Stationed'
Today’s U.S. Coast Guard, the nation’s oldest continuous Sea Service, carries on an illustrious 225-year legacy...
The Enlisted Force's Scribe
Through his bestselling novel, Chief Petty Officer Richard McKenna would acquaint the American public with the lives of the...
On Our Scope

Naval History readers wishing to transcend the printed word can get a tactile feel for sailor life by visiting one of the more than 160...

Contributors

Thomas B. Allen is well known for his writing on the subjects of espionage and military history. His books include ...

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Finishing Off the Japanese Navy
A Helldiver radioman/gunner recollects dive-bombing the remnants of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the massive July 1945...
How Many Will Die?
The number of U.S. servicemen who would lose their lives in an invasion of Japan was the overriding concern in deciding to...
Another Alternative—Poison Gas!

In June 1945, as the Pacific war continued its bloody advance toward the Japanese Home Islands, President Harry S. Truman met in the White House...

'I Fear Nothing'
One of the youngest captains ever to serve in an American navy, Nicholas Biddle was also one of the bravest....
Looking Back - Return to a Different Place

Some of the happiest memories of my naval experience are from the spring of 1969 when both my...

In Contact

A Group Photo Brings Back Memories

Vice Admiral John Nyquist, U.S. Navy, Retired

Armaments & Innovations - The Pocket Polaris

While the Polaris ballistic missile was being developed in the mid-1950s, many submarine officers must have wondered whether the great bulk of U.S...

Naval History News

Arizona Memorial Closed After Tugboat Collision

A tugboat maneuvering a hospital ship evidently crashed into the floating dock...

Historic Fleets - ‘Successful from Every Point of View’

The 75-foot U.S. Coast Guard cutter CG-290 battled a moderate gale as she patrolled off Montauk Point, the eastern tip of Long Island,...

Historic Aircraft - A Limited Success

The Grumman F11F Tiger was an attempt to obtain the maximum possible performance from an aircraft...

Book Reviews

The Baltimore Sabotage Cell: German Agents, American Traitors, and The U-Boat Deutschland During World War I

Dwight R....

Museum Report - Temporary Tattoos on Puget Sound

The Puget Sound Navy Museum sits just feet from the Puget Sound Shipyard on the waterfront of Bremerton, Washington—one of only two operated...

Pieces of the Past

There are flare guns, and then there are Nazi flare guns—talk about an artifact one doesn’t see every day. Currently in the...


 
 

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