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Diving into the thick of it in Minsi III, his F6F-5 Hellcat fighter, David McCampbell finishes off the last of seven Japanese aircraft he shot down during the Marianas Turkey Shoot, 19 June 1944, in this image adapted for our cover by artist Roy Grinnell from his painting “Unlucky Seven....
An unidentified U.S. Navy Sailor poses for the camera in this photograph from the Liljenquist Family Collection, a treasure trove of more than 700 rare Civil War images donated to the Library of Congress in 2010.
The USS Macon prepares for mooring at Moffett Field, California, in 1933. The massive airship made more than 50 flights before crashing in February 1935.
The legendary Confederate raider Alabama plies her plunderous trade on the high seas in this painting by Ed Walker. See “The Alabama’s ‘Bold and Determined Man.’"
The fictional China Station gunboat made famous in The Sand Pebbles is depicted in the oil painting USS San Pablo on Yangtze River Patrol by Glenn James Secrest (http://glennjamessecrest.com).
A Japanese Zero races over Pearl Harbor in a painting by Jim Laurier. See “Pearl Harbor’s Overlooked Answer.” Courtesy of Osprey Publishing Ltd. (www.jimlaurier.com)