Naval History Magazine - February 2011 Volume 25, Number 1

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Thomas J. Cutler is a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and former gunner’s mate second class who served in patrol...

On Our Scope

If you’re like me, out-of-town travel often includes a trip back in time. There’s usually a historic ship, battlefield, or history...

Flight Line

The First Tentative Steps

Hellcat Ace in a Day—Twice!
In excerpts from his new U.S. Naval Institute oral history, Captain David McCampbell, the Navy’s all-time leading fighter...
'Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight'
As a historic American ship faces an uncertain future, the author of A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy remembers...
What Goes Up . . .
The aviator already had taken off from a ship. Now he had to show skeptics that the riskier task of landing on one was possible....
When Frank Jack Met Maggie
Years before he achieved fame at Coral Sea and Midway, Frank Jack Fletcher skippered a creaky old steam yacht acquired by the...
Fire Down Below!
What started as a routine day for the USS Bennington quickly turned into a nightmare: Explosions and fires killed 102 in...

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Looking Back

A Night at the Ballpark

In Contact

Army’s Turn Flying CAP

John Pauly

Naval History News

Discovery Stirs Echoes of Ancient Roman Naval Battle

Archaeologists working in the Mediterranean Sea have found the sunken remains of...

Historic Fleets

‘A Mighty Important’ Makeshift Flagship

“Our ship was neither a troopship nor a warship,” the renowned war...

Historic Aircraft

The Navy’s First

Orville and Wilbur Wright developed the principles of manned, powered flight, first demonstrated on 17...

America's First Strike Against Terrorism
Twenty-five years ago, the Navy played an indispensable role in the U.S. confrontation with Moammar Gadhafi, a showdown that...
The Washington Wins the Draw
In the dark waters of Ironbottom Sound on the night of 14-15 November 1942, Rear Admiral Willis Lee’s warships got the jump...
Book Reviews

Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Flew the Deadly Skies over Korea

David Sears. Foreword by Admiral James L....

Museum Report

Combine Naval History with a Day of Fun

Naval History Digital Edition

A digital edition of the February issue of Naval...


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