Naval History Magazine - December 2013 Volume 27, Number 6

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Arriving on Tarawa’s Betio Island, the author found danger, horror, and devastation punctuated by brief glimpses of beauty and humor.

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The Navy's Escort Carrier Offensive
In the spring of 1943, U-boats became the prey when U.S. aircraft carriers built on merchant-ship hulls entered the Battle...
The Life and Death of U-67
When the German sub met her fate at the hands of an Avenger bomber in 1943, most of the crew were lost—but the photos...
Triumph of Civil War 'Jointness'
After ingloriously failing in their first attempt, the Union Navy and Army relied on teamwork to capture Fort Fisher, the...
The American Bonaparte
The 37th secretary of the Navy was more than just the grandnephew of Emperor Napoleon; he was a trusted confidant of...
Taking Charge on Red Beach Two
Turned down by the Navy, Bill Bordelon joined the Marines and rose to become one of the Corps’ legendary heroes of...
On Our Scope

Lasting 5½ years, the Battle of the Atlantic was World War II’s longest struggle. While the Royal Navy shouldered most of the burden...

Looking Back - The Man in the Hat

Pictures of his face and Stetson hat are familiar ones to Americans of a certain...

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Scenes from the Storm
Arriving on Tarawa’s Betio Island, the author found danger, horror, and devastation punctuated by brief glimpses of...
A Boy at Copenhagen, 1801
Among the eyewitnesses to one of the great battles of the Age of Nelson was a ten-year-old destined to lead an eventful...
Bloody Dawn in Penang
One of the handful of Russian warships to survive the 1905 Battle of Tsushima Strait met a humiliating end less than a...
In Contact

Fantasy of Flight

Byron A. Nilsson

I read with interest the “...

Armaments and Innovations - The Shoebox that Transformed Antiaircraft Fire Control

In the spring of 1941, the staff of the fire-control section in the newly...

Naval History News

Historic Tug’s Fate Sealed

She earned four battle stars, survived the Battle of Iwo Jima, carried out heroic rescues during “...

Historic Fleets - Gunboat on the Great River

Flying her largest colors to proclaim neutrality amid China’s...

Historic Aircraft - The Really Big One

By the time the United States entered World War II at the end of 1941, the Navy...

Book Reviews

The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines that Battled Japan

James Scott. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2013. 426 pp. Illus....

Contributors

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

Museum Report - The International Yacht Restoration School

Across sparkling Newport Harbor from the Museum of Yachting is its partner...

Pieces of the Past

This rare curiosity from the captured-weapons collection at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, may be one of the last...


 
 

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