PV-1 Ventura

A Land-Based Patrol Bomber

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
April 2022
While not as popular or well known as other maritime patrol aircraft of the World War II era, the Lockheed Venturas and Harpoons made a significant contribution.
Ships of the Royal Navy task force assembled off Ascension Island

‘Logistics Miracle’

By Captain Peter Hore, Royal Navy (Retired)
April 2022
It was a rocky, remote outpost in the South Atlantic, but Ascension Island proved crucial to the United Kingdom in the Falklands War.
USS Langley

‘You Could Barely See the Deck’

By Vice Admiral Gerald F. Bogan, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2022
In 1969, Commander Etta-Belle Kitchen, U.S. Navy (Retired), conducted one of the U.S. Naval Institute’s earliest oral histories—with one of the U.S. Navy’s earliest aviators.
Naval battle in the harbour of Siragusa (Syracuse), Sicily, during the Peloponnesian War.          Date: 413 BC

The Making of a Naval Disaster

By Airman Aviation Ordnanceman Striker Hayden L. Murphy
April 2022
During the Peloponnesian War, Athens spoiled their naval advantage in a disastrous campaign against Syracuse.

Out of the Jaws of Victory

By Alan Rems
April 2022
Like a character in classical tragedy, blessed by the gods with nearly every advantage, Miles Browning also possessed fatal flaws that ultimately brought him down.
Battle of Guam 1941

War Comes to Paradise

By Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2022
Numerous firsthand accounts provide a gripping, you-are-there narrative of the attack on Guam, December 1941.