Highlights from Naval History
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.
Painting of the USS Princeton (CVL-23) in flames by R. G. Smith

'Hell Broke Loose' at Leyte Gulf

By Marc D. Bernstein
October 2009
When an explosion rained debris on the USS Birmingham, the cruiser’s duties shifted from saving a nearby warship to saving her own Sailors’ lives.
Shell splashes surround the USS Johnston in Jack Fellows' painting "Into Harms Way"

A Warriors Destiny

By James D. Hornfischer
October 2009
After barely surviving the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Robert Hagen endured an even worse ordeal: the USS Johnston’s death ride off Samar.
Naval Historical Center

Second Salvo at Surigao Strait

By Admiral James L. Holloway III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2010
The contribution of the USS Bennion in the Battle of Surigao Strait has remained undervalued until now. Here’s her story.


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