Publisher’s Page

By Jim Barber Executive Director
March 1992
Following all the hoopla over the recent 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we need to remind ourselves that there are still many other aspects of naval ...

In Contact

March 1992
“Postcards from Panama” (See R. J. Karrer, pp. 37-43, Fall 1991 Naval History) Chief Petty Officer Second Class J. David Perkins, Royal Canadian Navy (Retired)—Although I was very interested ...

Destroyers Down!

By Dianne Driever
March 1992
Nearly 70 years ago the Navy experienced its greatest peacetime disaster—the loss of seven destroyers at Point Arguello, off Santa Barbara, California. In September 1923 two divisions of destroyers, traveling ...

In Profile—John Stobart

By Bill Mosher
March 1992
Someday scientists may discover the reason why we yearn so deeply for our past. Maybe it’s some as-yet-undiscovered gene hidden in our DNA that sends out secret impulses that compel ...

Japan's Balloon Bombers

By Captain Edwin L. Pierce, U.S. Navy (Retired) & Sidebar by R. C. Mikesh
March 1992
Fortunately, the author and other Navy and Army aviators were there to prevent them from reaching their targets.

The Macon: Last Queen of the Skies

By Lieutenant J. Gordon Vaeth, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
March 1992
She lies in 1,450 feet of water three miles off the coast of California, just south of Point Sur. The Navy’s research submersible Sea Cliff found her there 24 June ...

Book Reviews

By Dr. William N. Still, Jr. & Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired) Reviewed by Kathleen P. O'Beirne, Commander Michael Ellis, Royal Navy (Retired)
March 1992
World War I: A Bibliography of The Great War By Dr. William N. Still, Jr. Last year two new books appeared concerning the U.S. Navy in World War I. Anglo-American ...

In Progress

March 1992
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE Proceedings/Naval Review: Covert operations—most recently, those conducted in Central America and the Middle East—have long been a source of fascination and speculation among writers who range from ...

Two Titanic Museums

By Jack Scopes
March 1992
There was no christening ceremony at the Belfast shipyards when the Titanic was launched for her sea trials in 1911—no marching bands, no parades, few speeches. “They just builds ’em ...