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The film based on the book Run Silent, Run Deep—with Burt Lancaster (right) and Don Rickles (center)—never gained endorsement of the author, Captain Edward L. Beach Jr. See page 20.
In a work by the late great artist R. G. Smith, Marine Captain Philip DeLong shoots down a Soviet-built YAK over North Korea. For the cause and cost of the Korean War, see page 20.
Tom Freeman depicts the battle off Flamborough Head between John Paul Jones’s Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis in 1779. See page 20 for discussion of a new Jones biography.
The Amistad is a re-creation of a ship seized by Africans destined for slavery. The Supreme Court allowed them to return home. See page 39 for an interview with the captain.
In “Assault Wave,” combat artist Mitchell Jamieson captured the invasion of Italy at Salerno in 1943. A first-hand account of the fighting from the deck of a U.S. destroyer begins on page 34.
In “The Beginning,” R. G. Smith depicted Eugene Ely making the first takeoff from a Navy ship. See page 20 for more naval aviation images. For more on R. G. Smith, e-mail SharlynMarsh@aol.com.