Naval History Digital Edition

October 2009
A digital edition of the October issue of Naval History is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and ...
Into Harms Way, Jack Fellows

A Warriors Destiny

By James D. Hornfischer
October 2009
After barely surviving the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Robert Hagen endured an even worse ordeal: the USS Johnstons death ride off Samar.
FRED BROWN

Museum Report

By Fred Brown
October 2009
Ghost of Pearl Harbor Housed in a most unusual museum in one of East Tennessee's historic mountain towns is a significant record and collection of memorabilia from the USS Tennessee ...
photos: Boeing

An Aviation Giant's Days at the Academy

By Donald Wills Douglas Jr. and Captain William O. Harrison, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2009
He didnt graduate, but Donald Douglas learned valuable lessons at the Naval Academy that helped him become one of historys greatest aircraft designers.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Left High and Dry by a Tsunami

By J. Gordon Vaeth
October 2009
Mother Nature demonstrated her power over the U.S. Navy in 1868 when she picked up the USS Wateree and deposited her nearly 500 yards inland.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, England

Light on the Horizon

By Rear Admiral Sir David Scott, Royal Navy (Retired), with Julia S. Pullicino
October 2009
The simple act of lighting a cigarette saved the lives of 65 submariners on a dark night in the Mediterranean during World War II.
Harper's WEEKLY

Returning the Last Conspirator

By Andrew C. A. Jampoler
October 2009
After barely surviving the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Robert Hagen endured an even worse ordeal: the USS Johnstons death ride off Samar.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Looking Back

By Paul Stillwell
October 2009
FDR's Island Home When driving onto Campobello Island, one passes through Lubec, Maine-the easternmost town in the United States-and across the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Bridge. Reaching the island pushes ...
U.S. NAVY

Historic Aircraft: The New Flying Boats

By Norman Polmar
October 2009
The "New" Flying Boats During World War I-with the support of a fledgling aircraft industry-the U.S. Navy developed some excellent patrol flying boats. These included the only American-designed aircraft to ...
National Archives And Records Administration

Historic Fleets

By Robert J. Cressman
October 2009
Triage at Sea The smallest things are often the most easily overlooked. That also applies to some of the most diminutive surface ships, PCE(R)s-patrol craft, escort rescue. Only 13 of ...
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Naval History News

October 2009
American Added to Atomic Bomb Victim List The Japanese recently added the name of a U.S. Navy pilot to the roll of atomic bomb victims at their state-run memorial hall ...
THE USS WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION

In Contact

October 2009
'Action This Day of Days' (See C. D. Yung, pp. 20-25, June 2009 Naval History) Michael Whitby, Senior Naval Historian, Canadian Department of National Defence It was a pleasure ...
Naval History & Heritage Command

On Our Scope

Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
October 2009
Often, history's greatest battles are the hardest to understand. That's certainly true for Leyte Gulf, which took place 65 years ago. The confusing battle seemingly had it all: a pitched ...
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Book Reviews

October 2009
He didnt graduate, but Donald Douglas learned valuable lessons at the Naval Academy that helped him become one of historys greatest aircraft designers.