October 2011
Bernard D. Cole teaches at the National War College in Washington, D.C. He served 30 years in the Navy, commanding the USS Rathburne (FF-1057) and Destroyer Squadron 35. Dr. Cole ...
National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL

'Exploring the Unknowns' at Mach 2.1

Interview by Paul Stillwell
October 2011
Before he became one of the best-known POWs of the Vietnam War, William P. Lawrence was an envelope-pushing test pilot; here are his recollections of those high-flying days.
Mobile Press-Register

Honoring a Man of Honor

By Paul Stillwell
October 2011
In the first week of June 1951, Ensign Bill Lawrence graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. During his time as a midshipman, he was bothered about a then-typical practice known ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Flight Line

By Hill Goodspeed, Historian, National Naval Aviation Museum
October 2011
Thirty Years of Change The image is well-known: The underwater explosion of an atomic bomb sends a column of water skyward amid a collection of old warships anchored at Bikini ...
Naval History and Heritage Command

America's Asiatic Fleet

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2011
In the tumultuous China of the early 20th century, the U.S. Navy was undermanned, overtasked, and strategically vital.