In Contact

June 2008
'Mom Remembers Pearl Harbor' (See R. Bartlett, pp. 60-65, December 2007, and P. K. Cullins, p. 67, April 2008 Naval History) Robert E. Klees I read with great interest ...
U.S. Navy (matt jarvis)

Sunshine and Grit

By Paul Stillwell
June 2008
This spring a large crowd will gather at the U.S. Naval Academy to dedicate Wesley Brown Field House, a state-of-the-art athletic facility. At the tradition-laden Academy, it's exceedingly rare to ...
J. M. Caiella/Navy Museum, Washington (DC) Navy Yard

On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
June 2008
The Pacific theater is the staple source of World War II articles for Naval History, and rightfully so given the enormous effort and sacrifice the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and ...

Historic Fleets

By Robert J. Cressman
June 2008
Short-Lived Innovation Her designers envisioned an ocean greyhound, embodying lines "closely resembling those of a finely modeled steam yacht." Fast, safe, reliable, and luxuriously appointed, the triple-screw turbine-powered steamship Great ...

Naval History News

June 2008
Lost U-boat Fleet Discovered Three scuttled U-boats with a unique history have been discovered in the Black Sea off the Turkish coast. Tentatively identified as the Type IIB subs U-19 ...

Historic Aircraft

By Norman Polmar-Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
June 2008
A Transatlantic Flying Boat World War I saw the debut of submarines and aircraft in modern warfare. Appropriately, Allied aircraft soon became hunters of U-boats. The first American-built aircraft produced ...
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, Canadian War Museum

The Battle That Had to Be Won

By Marc Milner
June 2008
The tide of the struggle between German U-boats and Allied convoy escorts shifted back and forth before definitively turning in the spring of 1943.
Naval Historical Center

The Navy's Atlantic War Learning Curve

By Jeffrey G. Barlow
June 2008
The U.S. Navy's evolving role in the Battle of the Atlantic began in the fall of 1939. Nevertheless, once America was officially in the war the services antisubmarine forces had ...

Torpedo Eight: The Other Chapter

By Commander Harry H. Ferrier, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2008
A veteran of the Battle of Midway recounts the often-overlooked history of his Torpedo Squadron Eight detachment and recalls how his torpedo-bomber became the squadron's only plane to make it ...
Deniz Muzesi

Former Foes' Naval History on Display

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
June 2008
Both Madrid and Istanbul boast navy museums—the Museo Naval and Deniz Muzesi, respectively—but the collections on display are so different it's difficult to recall that once the fleets of these ...

Book Reviews

June 2008
U-Boote Crews: The Day-to-Day Life Aboard Hitler's Submarines Jean Delize. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2007. 128 pp. Illus. Bib. $42.95. Reviewed by Captain Frederick H. Hallett, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired) ...