Naval History Magazine - August 2007 Volume 21, Number 4

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At a critical moment during the Vietnam War, U.S. Navy destroyers and cruisers provided a strategically important punch off Haiphong Harbor.

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  • A Name that Endures with Honor
    By Richard B. Frank

    Although overshadowed in the public's mind by other World War II battles, the brutal land, sea, and air struggle for control of Guadalcanal proved the turning point of the conflict in the Pacific. 

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  • Innovation and Determination Ashore
    By Richard B. Frank
    The U.S. campaign on Guadalcanal was based on a solid amphibious warfare foundation, but its success depended on the insights and innovations of Marine and Army commanders on the scene and hard fighting by their troops.
  • Crucible at Sea
    By Richard B. Frank
    In the waters off Guadalcanal, the Imperial Japanese Navy repeatedly exposed U.S. Navy deficiencies. But hard lessons learned there eventually enabled the Navy to triumph in the Pacific war.
  • Combat Artists of Guadalcanal
    By Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    The fighting on and around Guadalcanal 65 years ago provided a wealth of scenes for artists to record, often at their peril.

    The Guadalcanal operation began an incredibly short time after an Army Air Forces reconnaissance...

  • Innovation and Determination Ashore
    By Richard B. Frank
    The U.S. campaign on Guadalcanal was based on a solid amphibious warfare foundation, but its success depended on the insights and innovations of Marine and Army commanders on the scene and hard fighting by their troops.
  • Crucible at Sea
    By Richard B. Frank
    In the waters off Guadalcanal, the Imperial Japanese Navy repeatedly exposed U.S. Navy deficiencies. But hard lessons learned there eventually enabled the Navy to triumph in the Pacific war.
  • Combat Artists of Guadalcanal
    By Colonel H. Avery Chenoweth, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    The fighting on and around Guadalcanal 65 years ago provided a wealth of scenes for artists to record, often at their peril.

    The Guadalcanal operation began an incredibly short time after an Army Air Forces reconnaissance...

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  • Pounding the Do Son Peninsula
    By Commander John G. Robinson, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    At a critical moment during the Vietnam War, U.S. Navy destroyers and cruisers provided a strategically important punch off Haiphong Harbor.

  • Explaining Defeat: The Loss of the USS Chesapeake
    By Robert E. Cray Jr.

    Sidebar: Connecting with the Ships

    Despite their country's youth, Americans were not accustomed to losing naval battles during the War of 1812. When the USS...

  • On Our Scope
    By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief

    Midway, the focus of Naval History's June issue, is traditionally considered the turning point of the war in the Pacific. In this issue, however, we're commemorating the 65th anniversary of a campaign World War II historians...


 
 

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