Artist on the Wing

By Esther L. Cahoon and Douglas W. Cahoon
June 1999
A gifted and well-schooled artist left behind glimpses of what he saw as an F6F Hellcat pilot during World War II.

Ironclads Take to the Rails

By Major Alan R. Koenig, U.S. Army Reserve
June 1999
Warfare at sea changed forever after the historic battle between the USS. Monitor and CSS Virginia in 1862, but change came just as quickly on land.

Sup Ships Annapolis

By Captain Richards T. Miller, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 1999
A small yacht yard across the harbor from downtown Annapolis, Maryland, built many small craft for navies around the world, from World War II through the Vietnam War.

In Contact

June 1999
“It Still Takes My Breath Away” (See T. Brokaw, pp. 16-19, March/April 1999 Naval History) Major General W. C. Gregson, U.S. Marine Corps The interview with Tom Brokaw brought ...

Naval History News

June 1999
CSS Hunley Crew Found. . . Under Football Stadium Not far from the Citadel football team’s locker rooms archaeologists are scheduled to start digging in late spring for graves belonging ...

Salty Talk

By Commander Ty Martin, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 1999
Years ago I was told the following story: One morning in Ostia, the port of Imperial Rome, a galley captain appeared on the catwalk that ran the length of his ...

The Amazing HUP-mobile

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
June 1999
The HUP Retriever, built by the Piasecki Helicopter Corporation, was the first helicopter produced in large numbers for the U.S. Navy. Called the “HUP-mobile” in the fleet—the name recalling an ...

Historic Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
June 1999
The USS Timmerman (DD-828), originally ordered as a standard Gearing (DD-710)-class destroyer from Federal Ship Building & Dry Dock at Newark, New Jersey, was reassigned to Bath Iron Works and ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Craig L. Symonds, Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired) & A. N. Ryan
June 1999
War Along the Bayous: The 1864 Red River Campaign in Louisiana William R. Brooksher. Dulles, VA: Brassey's, 1998. 287 pp. Photos. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $27.50 ($24.75). Reviewed by Craig ...

Navy Yarns

By Captain Roy C. Smith, III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 1999
A newly married pal of mine from the Norfolk Yard had given up his apartment with orders to the postgraduate school in Annapolis, then had them delayed for two weeks ...