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Where Naval Tradition Lives

By Eric Mills
April 2008
A museum without walls, Annapolis, Maryland, beckons history lovers with an irresistible mixture of maritime lore and colonial and naval attractions.
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Witness to a Spectacle

By Commander Berry D. Willis Jr., U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
April 2008
The author, a seasoned veteran of combat in the Mediterranean and off Omaha Beach, was unprepared for the splendor, terror, and uncertainty of a large-scale kamikaze attack.
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The Kamikaze Strike

By Robert Shafer
April 2008
On 13 December 1944, the Nashville's battle began after a suicide-plane attack, as the cruiser's Sailors struggled amid exploding ammunition to fight fires and save wounded crewmates lives.
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The Navy's Spy Missions in Space

By Wilfred P. Deac
April 2008
On 5 May 1960, four days after Francis Gary Powers U-2 was shot down, President Dwight Eisenhower approved the launch of the first U.S. signals intelligence gathering satellite, developed at ...
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A Fortunate Ship A Most on a Narrow Sea

By Captain John A. Rodgaard, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Robert J. Moore, Royal Naval Reserve
April 2008
In the late spring of 1940, the destroyer HMS Venomous found herself performing tasks her World War I era designers never envisioned, such as exchanging fire with panzers and evacuating ...

Looking Back

By Paul Stillwell
April 2008
Battleship Skipper Forty years ago this spring, the Navy recommissioned the battleship New Jersey (BB-62). Thousands of people gathered at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to see the reincarnation of a ...

On Our Scope

Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
April 2008
For Naval History 's spring historical travel package, we decided to stick close to home. This issue features a look at Annapolis, Maryland, including the U.S. Naval Academy. That's where ...
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In Contact

April 2008
"The Truth About Tonkin" (See P. Paterson, pp. 52-59, February 2008 Naval History ) Commander William Buehler, U.S. Navy (Retired) I was in the USS Maddox (DD-731) as ops officer ...
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Naval History News

April 2008
Captain Kidd Wreck Discovered The shattered remnants of a ship believed to have been captured by the 17th-century pirate Captain William Kidd have been discovered in just 10 feet of ...
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Historic Fleets

By Robert J. Cressman
April 2008
Pioneer of the New Navy She was a subject of bitter controversy that probably hastened the death of her builder. The Secretary of the Navy who inherited her from the ...
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Historic Aircraft

By Norman Polmar-Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet<p>
April 2008
The Navy's Frontline in Korea The U.S. Navy's first jet-propelled aircraft to enter combat was the F9F Panther. The Grumman-built aircraft may have also have been the world's first jet-propelled ...

Book Reviews

April 2008
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War David Halberstam. New York: Hyperion, 2007. 736 pp. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $35. Reviewed by Allan R. Millett How does one review ...
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Museum Report

By Eric Mills
April 2008
A Living Lighthouse Legacy Mention "lighthouse" and most people picture the classic stone-tower edifice standing sentinel along a craggy, wave-tossed coast. But another type, the screwpile lighthouse, in its own ...