Naval History Magazine - February 2009 Volume 23, Number 1

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One of the best things about working on Naval History is that with each issue we editors get to indulge our love of history...

A-7 Punch Out over Laos
The strike mission began going bad for the Navy lieutenant when the plane ahead of his A-7 Corsair II came off-target with hung...
Flying the Early-Early
Launched from a solitary aircraft carrier off the west coast of Korea, a flight of four Corsairs set off in the predawn darkness...
Bonded in Battle
Letters two World War I Navy aviators wrote home convey the excitement and hardships each enjoyed and endured as well as the close...
Letters to Iwo Jima
"Undazzled by brass, the American public regarded a general at the front almost as a member of the family, to be praised,...
Marine Corps Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, 1913-2008 (web exclusive)


The U. S. Naval Institute mourns the passing of Navy Cross recipient, strategic visionary and Naval...

Photo Gallery - 3d Marine Division on Iwo Jima

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Looking Back

 A Smashing Breakthrough

In Contact

'Battle for Tarawa'

(See J. H. Alexander, pp. 10-35, December 2008 ...

Naval History News

The French Did It

The string of theories explaining the sinking of Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose on 19 July 1545 has grown by...

Historic Fleets


Historic Aircraft

The Navy's "Heavies"

When the subject of big naval aircraft is raised, one usually thinks of the A3D Skywarrior, the largest...

Raphael Semmes' Long Flight Home
After dodging Japanese Zero floatplanes, a Navy aviator with a famous name turned his SOC Seagull eastward and set out on a daring...
One-Ship Fleet-in-Being
The mere presence of the frigate USS Constellation kept British ships distracted—and mostly in check—in the...
The Commodore's Fateful Command
A high-seas collision between 45,000 tons of steel moving at 15 knots and 2,900 tons travelling at 27 knots can't be good. A...
America's Amazon Adventure
Three U.S. naval officers had designs on scouting out the untamed Amazon River basin, but ultimately not for the scientific reasons...
Book Reviews

The Ice Diaries: The Untold Story of the USS Nautilus and the Cold War's Most Daring Mission

Captain William R. Anderson, USN,...

Museum Report

French-Canadian Fortress Returns to Life

Photo Gallery - The U.S. Navy "Over There",","Please see our Web Exclusive Photo Gallery - Photographs taken by Irving Sheely and collected by his nephew Lawr
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