Naval History Magazine - December 2011 Volume 25, Number 6

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Cover Story
As bombs were dropping on Pearl Harbor, thousands of miles to the west Japan unleashed a juggernaut that would soon roll over Allied defenses in Malaya and the Philippines...

Open Content

Pearl Harbor's Overlooked Answer
From official investigations to conspiracy theories, efforts to account for how the United States was caught so...
Redemption at the Hand of the Enemy
With his checkered past and poor health, the lieutenant was hanging on to a Navy career by his fingernails. That all...
Naval Aviation's Most Serious Crisis?
During an era of budget cutbacks for the Navy and uncertainty about the future of carrier aviation, senior admirals...

Jeffrey G. Barlow is a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command. He has written more than a dozen chapters for...

On Our Scope

“What new can possibly be written about that battle?” is a question we’ve all heard. The answer, as any history aficionado...

Flight Line - The First Century’s Final Decades

Red River Fiasco
In March 1864, David Dixon Porter boldly started up the Red River with an overpowering naval force. Two frustrating...
Happy 65th Birthday, Mister Roberts
One of literature’s most beloved naval characters made a splash in print, on stage, and on screen; his real-life...

Subscriber Only Content

A Grim December
As bombs were dropping on Pearl Harbor, thousands of miles to the west Japan unleashed a juggernaut that would soon roll...
Requiem for James Hackett
Shipbuilder for John Paul Jones and the newborn United States, the veteran of Rogers’ Rangers epitomized the...
In Contact

Vets Weigh In on Santa Cruz Mysteries

Lieutenant Commander Richard J. Nowatzki, U.S. Navy (Retired)

I would...

Naval History News

NASA Legend HighlightsU.S. Naval Institute History Conference

With a special video address from former President George H. W. Bush,...

Naval History Digital Edition

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

Looking Back - Airborne in Annapolis

When first-year midshipmen enter the U.S. Naval Academy now, they have been thoroughly tested, profiled, and scrutinized on “whole-person...

Historic Fleets - A Lady in White

Captain Erik G. Hakansson, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, stood on the deck of the hospital ship Solace (AH-5) with a movie camera as the...

Historic Aircraft - First of the Many

The name Douglas has long been associated with outstanding U.S. naval attack aircraft—especially the SBD Dauntless, AD Skyraider, A3D...

Book Reviews

The Attack on Pearl Harbor: Strategy, Combat Myths, Deceptions

Alan D. Zimm. Philadelphia: Casemate Publishers, 2011. 480 pp...

Museum Report - Fine Nautical Works in a Fine Arts Museum

One could be excused for not thinking of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts as “maritime.” But one of its lower-level galleries...


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