Stokes Collection/Stan Stokes

Forging the Weapon

By Barrett Tillman
October 2010
Regarded with skepticism in 1918, the aircraft carrier was destined to evolve into the decisive naval element of the Second World War.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

The Carrier Comes of Age

By Barrett Tillman
October 2010
From the Coral Sea to the “Marianas Turkey Shoot” and beyond, American aircraft carriers provided the propulsive muscle needed to win the Pacific war.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

The Carrier War Remembered

Compiled by Barrett Tillman
October 2010
Words and memories of World War II’s epochal sea campaigns—from the naval aviators and carrier officers who were on the front lines of history.
Naval Historical Center

Second Salvo at Surigao Strait

By Admiral James L. Holloway III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2010
The contribution of the USS Bennion in the Battle of Surigao Strait has remained undervalued until now. Here’s her story.