Naval History Magazine - April 2010 Volume 24, Number 2

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Cover Story

'Manila John'

John Basilone was born to first-generation Italian immigrants Salvatore and Dora Basilone in Buffalo, New York, on 4 November 1916. He joined the Army in February 1936,...

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Contributors

 

Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), serves as chief historian on the exhibit design team for...

On Our Scope

 

Welcome to an extra-special Naval History. Like any magazine editor, I'm always on the lookout for topics that will engage...

Looking Back

Things Change

Back in the 1980s, I interviewed Rear Admiral Elliott B. Strauss. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1923, retired...

In Contact
Naval History News

A Future After Retirement

Veterans of the decommissioned destroyer Arthur W. Radford (ex...

The 'Old Breed' Girds for Battle
Hastily organized as the United States geared up for conflict in the Pacific, the 1st Marine Division went on to launch four World...
The Seldom-Seen Enemy
The Japanese soldier gained a World War II reputation for fight-to-the-death tenacity even though Japan's imperial army was...
Waging War in a Rain Forest
Cape Gloucester's forbidding jungle and oppressive weather left a more indelible impression on the 'Old Breed' Marines who battled...
Pinned Down and Wounded at Suicide Creek
The author, a historian emeritus of the National Park Service, was in the first wave of Marines to run up against the hidden...
A Bitter Hemorrhage of Fighting
At Peleliu, location of a strategically vital bomber field, the...
The Peleliu Death Trap
A renowned memoirist of Pacific war combat describes fighting in the desperate, hellish Battle of Peleliu, where...
The Pacific War's Biggest Battle
The campaign for Okinawa, which was characterized by misery and death for combatants and civilians alike, portended what was in...
Building Marines Hollywood Style
How do you convert more than 50 film actors and extras...
Book Reviews

Reflections on the Literature and Lives that Inspired HBO's New World War II Miniseries.

Historic Fleets

That So Small a Vessel . . .

As British colors snapped in the wind at the main above him, 23-year-old U.S. Navy Lieutenant Andrew Sterett...

Historic Aircraft

Elmer Fudd's Flying Cousin

Late in World War II, the U.S. Navy began developing airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft, primarily to help...

Museum Report

Preserved, But For How Long...

An Overdue Pacific War Perspective
HBO's new miniseries The Pacific presents a grim but great portrayal of a brutal conflict.
The Actors' Experience in The Pacific
What was it like to portray a Marine in HBO's new miniseries? Historian Richard Frank found out when he chatted with The...
The Melbourne Interlude

Departure from Guadalcanal brought the 1st Marine Division to General Douglas MacArthur's Southwest Pacific...

The Link Between Leckie and Sledge

"We were nobodies," is Sidney Phillips' typically blunt description of where he and the other Marine...

'The Japs Kept Charging'

Far from the dense jungles and brutal fighting on Guadalcanal, Platoon Sergeant John Basilone sat down on...

No Pacific Paradise

Civilians and European-theater veterans thought of South Pacific island "rest areas" as enticing...

The Marine's Marine

On 25 July 1918, a little more than a year after the United States entered World War I, Lewis B. Puller...

Walking in My Father's Footsteps

As a teenager, I would listen with rapt attention as my father, Eugene B. Sledge, recounted fighting the Japanese on Peleliu. I was always...

The Peleliu Death Trap
A renowned memoirist of Pacific war combat describes fighting in the desperate, hellish Battle of Peleliu, where ?the whole island...

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Real Marines Behind HBO's The Pacific

'Manila John'

John Basilone was born to first-generation Italian immigrants Salvatore and Dora Basilone in Buffalo, New York, on 4...

First Contact with the Enemy
Spearheaded by the 1st Marine Division, U.S. forces turned the tide of the Pacific war in the grueling campaign for Guadalcanal....
Naval History Digital Edition

A digital edition of the April issue of ...


 
 

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