Kamikaze pilot Shunsuke Tomiyasu
Captain Truman J. Hedding, kamikaze pilots
Midway film still

In Contact

April 2020
The Second Flag-Raising Captain Gordon I Peterson, U.S. Navy (Retired) Mark Folse’s article on the Battle of Iwo Jima (“The Common Will Triumphant,” February, pp. 14–19) was an informative and ...
Sonar operators recieve bearings

Sonar in the Sea Services

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2020
Dolphins have been using sound for object detection for millions of years, but the earliest recorded instance of man’s venturing into the realm of hydroacoustics occurred in 1490, when Leonardo ...
extended-range RIM-2 Terrier
historic cruiser Olympia

Naval History News

April 2020
Bikini Wreck Sites Mapped In a remote Pacific locale in the 1940s and ’50s, the United States conducted a series of nuclear weapons tests, sinking warships, tanks, and other vehicles ...
Admiral James L. Holloway

A Strong Hand on the Helm

By Edward J. Marolda
April 2020
Admiral James L. Holloway III, who slipped his cable on 26 November 2019, stands as one of the towering U.S. Navy leaders of the late 20th century. As an officer ...
Sam Morrison's War

Sam Morison’s Long Campaign

By David Sears
April 2020
After bouncing between Atlantic and Pacific theaters observing U.S. naval operations during World War II, Samuel Eliot Morison embarked on an equally arduous undertaking: writing his 15-volume history of the ...
Lieutenant (junior grade) William “Mac” McCarthy (center); the author, Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class Paul Bonilla (right); and Lieutenant (junior grade) Richard Johnson are pictured back on board the USS Lexington after being shot down and rescued.
Commodore Edward Preble’s squadron
Scratch One Flattop Cover

Book Reviews

April 2020
Professionals review Scratch One Flattop, Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758, and The War for the Seas.