Verg Bloomquist posing with the August 2019 issue of Naval History

On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
October 2019
Seventy-five years ago, the Pacific war reached a new level of horror ashore and of magnitude at sea and in the skies.
 The "Achilles" opening the attack on the "Graf Spee" by Edward S. Annison

In Contact

October 2019
Readers weigh in on topics from Japanese kaiten to the battle between the British Royal Navy and the German raider Graf Spee.
Seven different editions of the Bluejacket's Manual on a table

An American Classic

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2019
While The Bluejacket’s Manual has evolved through its 25 revisions (and counting), its original purpose has remained steadfastly on course.
Joe Hunt playing tennis

Remembering a Champion

By Eric Mills
October 2019
The U.S. Tennis Association honors Lieutenant Joe Hunt, the World War II–era tennis wunderkind who died in the service of his country.
Marines Call It the 2,000 Yard Stare by Tom Lea

Eight Days in Hell

By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
October 2019
In 1944, the Palau Islands stood as one of the key strongholds in Japan’s second line of defense. As General Douglas MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief of the Southwest Pacific Area, began planning ...
Composite image of Admiral George Dewey and his insignia

Pieces of the Past

By Frank Blazich Jr.
October 2019
Within the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History's collection is a series of shoulder strap insignia once worn by Admiral George Dewey.