U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Improving the Breed

By Norman Polmar
October 2007
Coming into service in the wake of World War II, the enormous, innovative Midway-class aircraft carriers proved to be durable trailblazers during the Cold War and beyond.
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The Imperial Navy's Final Sortie

By Takekuni Ikeda
October 2007
The April 1945 one-way mission of the battleship Yamato, cruiser Yahagi, and eight destroyers had virtually no chance of success. A survivor of the operation offers his perspective ...
NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER

The 'Butchers of Kapsan'

By Christopher Pontrelli
October 2007
In a Korean War pinpoint strike, 16 Navy pilots dumped more than 44,000 pounds of explosives on a compound where North Korean and Chinese leaders were meeting.
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On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
October 2007
Each article in Naval History is a team effort, with the players being the author and the magazine's editors and designers. Of course, there's sometimes an exception, and this issue ...
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Prelude to Kamikaze

By Christopher Edwards
October 2007
At the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the destroyer USS Smith kept fighting after receiving a blow her mid-1930s designers never imagined.
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Prelude to Kamikaze

By Christopher Edwards
October 2007
At the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the destroyer USS Smith kept fighting after receiving a blow her mid-1930s designers never imagined.