Worthwhile Endeavor

Text and Photography By Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
December 1998
A replica of the ship that carried Captain James Cook around the world recently took on a Naval History author for five days of her 20th-Century circumnavigation.

‘One Damn Island After Another’

By Philip M. Callaghan
December 1998
These timeless images by Marine Corps combat photographers and excerpts from the accounts of historians and eyewitnesses evoke the brutal realities of the drive across the Central Pacific in World ...

I’ll Be Okay

By Colonel Thomas E. Campbell, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 1998
On 19 April 1998, the Marine Corps buried one of its greatest spirits and interpreters of what the Corps really is.

Autumn in Brown Water

By Paul Stillwell
December 1998
Even when one has a tin ear, as I do, music can be highly evocative in serving as a reminder of times past. Almost invariably, I think of the 1960s ...

In Contact

December 1998
“Message from the Missouri” (See G. M. Slonim, pp. 44-47, September/October 1998 Naval History) Norman Polmar Gil Slonim’s interesting account of the surrender ceremony on the battleship Missouri (BB-63) contains ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Gerhard Weinberg, Donald A. Wambold, Commander R.T. Jackson, Royal New Zealand Navy, & Spencer C. Tucker
December 1998
The World Within War: America’s Combat Experience in World War II Gerald F. Linderman. New York: The Free Press, 1997. 408 pp. Bib. Index. $26.00. Reviewed by Gerhard Weinberg In ...

Neptunes Over the Jungle

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft, and Peter B. Mersky, Editor, Approach
December 1998
Lockheed’s P2V Neptune, which first entered U.S. Navy service in 1947, was the most capable maritime patrol-antisubmarine warfare aircraft of its era. But while most P2Vs flown by the U.S ...

Historic Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
December 1998
At the end of World War I, the U.S. Navy was enamored of kite balloons as a means of providing a vantage point for an aerial observer to spot gunnery ...

Naval History News

December 1998
VFW Calls for Vindication of Kimmel and Short On 2 September the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) ratified a resolution appealing to the President of the United States to restore ...

Salty Talk

By Commander Ty Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 1998
Times have changed, and sailing ships today mostly are for sport, but the sense of the old sailor-man’s observation that “a ship is like a woman: she makes her best ...

Navy Yarns

By Captain Roy C. Smith, III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 1998
As Admiral Jonas Ingram (U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1907) arrived at Recife, Brazil, in his light cruiser flagship, a barge came out flying a Brazilian flag. It suddenly occurred ...