Naval History Magazine - April 2008 Volume 22, Number 2

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Cover Story
Watching his first kamikaze attacks was a thrilling and terrifying experience for an ensign recently transferred from the Atlantic to the Pacific theater.

Open Content

Where Naval Tradition Lives
Few cities in the world beckon to the maritime history—loving traveler as forcefully as Annapolis.

Steeped in...

The Navy's Spy Missions in Space
Navy beat Army (and Air Force, too) in the race to have the first orbitting reconnaissance satellite.


Who Knocked the Enterprise Out of the War
A twisting, turning search to identify the kamikaze pilot who crashed into "The Big E" on 14 May 1945 eventually resulted...
Looking Back

Battleship Skipper

Forty years ago this spring, the Navy recommissioned the battleship New Jersey (BB-62). Thousands of people...

On Our Scope

For Naval History's spring historical travel package, we decided to stick close to home. This issue features a look at Annapolis,...

Historic Aircraft

The Navy's Frontline in Korea

The U.S. Navy's first jet-propelled aircraft to enter combat was the F9F Panther. The Grumman-...

Subscriber Only Content

Witness to a Spectacle
Watching his first kamikaze attacks was a thrilling and terrifying experience for an ensign recently transferred from the Atlantic...
The Kamikaze Strike
A suicide plane's sudden crash into the USS Nashville turned the cruiser into an inferno of flames and exploding...
The U.S. Navy Battles Pirates of the Caribbean
In 1821, one captain sailed with his ship and crew into the waters off western Cuba intent on breakng a piratical stranglehold on...
A Fortunate Ship A Most on a Narrow Sea
Dodging mines and aerial attacks, a Royal Navy destroyer played a vital role in evacuating troops across the English Channel early...
In Contact

"The Truth About Tonkin"

(See P. Paterson, pp. 52-59, February 2008 Naval History)

Commander William Buehler, U...

Naval History News

Captain Kidd Wreck Discovered

The shattered remnants of a ship believed to have been captured by the 17th-century pirate Captain William...

Historic Fleets

Pioneer of the New Navy

Book Reviews

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

David Halberstam. New York: Hyperion, 2007. 736 pp. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $35...

Museum Report

A Living Lighthouse Legacy


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