Midshipmen Fourth Class Joseph Lynch, Stevie Greenway, and Marc Cardwell (left to right) study the U.S. Naval Academy’s Midway Monument.

On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
June 2007
This issue of Naval History commemorates the 65th anniversary of one of the U.S. Navy’s most pivotal battles—Midway—with articles by a pair of historians, a naval aviation legend, and the ...
 Crewmen repair bomb damage to the flight deck of the USS Yorktown (CV-5) on 4 June 1942 during the Battle of Midway

Why Midway Matters

By Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen, U.S. Navy
June 2007
The Navy’s senior active-duty officer explains why the courage and sacrifice of the Battle of Midway’s Sailors are still relevant.
Portrait of Seaman First Class Ferdinand Meringolo, USN

In Contact

June 2007
We received two especially memorable letters from people who had read Chinese historian and researcher Yang Jing’s article in the February 2007 issue.
Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin Book Cover

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Rear Admiral Thomas F. Marfiak, U.S. Navy (Retired), Frederick C. Leiner, Robert S. Bolia & Samuel Loring Morison
June 2007
Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin Neal Bascomb. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007. 384 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $26. Reviewed by Rear Admiral Thomas F. Marfiak ...
Marines from the Reconnaissance Company, 2d Marine Division, disembark from an HRS-1 on board the submarine Sea Lion (ASSP-315)

A Significant Whirlybird

By Norman Polmar Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
June 2007
The Sikorsky S‑55 helicopter in its many variants and markings certainly ranks as one of the most significant rotary aircraft in history.