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The Big Catapult Airplane

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
August 2021
During the 1930s and into the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy considered flying boats the key for long-range scouting for the battle fleet.
Naval Weapons Station

Port Chicago Revisited

By Commander Todd Moe, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2021
The tragic 1944 dockside explosion and its aftermath beg the question: If sailors refuse an order, can it be mutiny if the order was unlawful?
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Acts of Valor: Navy Divers

Kelly Swann
August 2021
Graphic artistry re-creates the story of the four courageous U.S. Navy divers who earned Medals of Honor for rescuing the survivors of the sunken USS Squalus (SS-192) in 1939.
The Paul Revere under way in the Pacific.

New Role for the Paul Revere

By Rear Admiral Robert B. Erly, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2021
In the mid-1950s, the Navy acquired five Mariner-class merchant ship hulls to arm them with liquid-fueled ballistic missiles.
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Pieces of the Past

By Eric Mills
August 2021
Seventy-five years ago this July, mushroom clouds—billowing, towering, weirdly majestic in their terrible magnitude—filled the sky for the first time since the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings that had ended World War II ...