Naval History Magazine - August 2001 Vol. 15 Number 4

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The movie Pearl Harbor does get a few things right. The Japanese did bomb Hawaii on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. It does depict the aircraft carrier Akagi, the Japanese...

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  • 'Trying to Defend the Planet'
    An Interview with Scott Carpenter, Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)

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  • Pearl Harbor: Bombed Again
    By Lawrence Suid

    The movie Pearl Harbor does get a few things right. The Japanese did bomb Hawaii on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. It does depict the aircraft carrier Akagi, the Japanese flagship, with her island on the port side. The film...

  • Pearl Harbor's Forgotten Ship
    By Thomas O'Brien

    The Arizona (BB-39) Memorial is the most-visited World War II site in the Pacific. On the opposite side of Pearl Harbor's Ford Island, however, is a little-known memorial to another ship, also lost on 7 December 1941...

  • 'I Was Alone in Enemy Territory'
    By Rear Admiral Macpherson Berrien Williams, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    When then-Commander MacPherson Williams took off from the Yorktown in December 1944, he did not know that his flight would turn into a weeks-long odyssey fighting through near-impenetrable jungle and avoiding Japanese...

  • The Log of Matthew Roving Episode 6: True Colors
    By Don Wallace; Illustrated by Jan Adkins

    Gaunt and grizzled, eyes shining with a crazy glitter, the remaining crew of the Falmouth packet closed in on Abby and Matthew. A sun-browned sailor wearing only torn trousers and a turban pointed a gnarled finger lacking its tip. “One...


 
 

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