The Destroyer Navy—The Real Silent Service

By Lieutenant Commander William P. Mack, U. S. Navy
November 1943
Much has been told of the exploits of Uncle Sam’s submarines, his aircraft carriers, and even of his Merchant Marine. Every popular magazine in some issue has carried a feature ...

Fighter Planes Versus Gunboats

By Major Horace S. Mazet, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
November 1943
In all attacks on surface craft in the present war, air forces have employed bombs and torpedoes as their offensive weapons of swift result. Yet there have been countless incidents ...

Professional Notes

November 1943
To September 30, 1943UNITED STATESSurrender of the Italian FleetNew York Herald Tribune, September 12, by Clark Lee.—The main force of Italy’s modern, powerful battle fleet is in Allied hands, intact ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
November 1943
UNITED NATIONSThree Power Conference.—The long awaited conference of the Foreign Ministers of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Republic was under way as these notes went to press. ...

Book Reviews

November 1943
MAKERS OF MODERN STRATEGY.Edited by Edward Mead Earle (with collaborators).Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1943. 553 pages. $3.75.Reviewed by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S.N.A.At very moderate price, this large volume presents ...

Military Government in the Navy

By Lieutenant William H. Hessler, U. S. Naval Reserve
November 1943
A theater commander has plenty to do without the worries involved in dealing with the civil population of an occupied island or mainland area. And the operations officers subordinate to ...

Damage Control Is Fun

By Lieutenant Commander Juan P. Domenech, U. S. Navy
November 1943
The subject of damage control has gained importance in these times of war. More and more, it has passed from the field of theory to that of practice as the ...

Medical Battle Bills

By Lieutenant Commander Harry J. Alvis (M.C.), U. S. Navy
November 1943
The general alarm “battle stations” has various meanings to different men. To the ship’s surgeon of a couple of centuries ago it meant for him to proceed to the cockpit. ...

Hawaiian Retrospect

By Maurine K. Hayter
November 1943
More than a year has passed since I answered the telephone late at night in Honolulu. As usual, I fell over a bulky object in the blackout. The message was ...

Japan's Pearl Harbor, Ogasawara Jima

By Fred Henry and Clete Roberts
November 1943
First settled by Americans, with its initial flag planted by Commodore Perry in a prophetic gesture to the future nearly a century ago—such is the strange history of Japan’s Pearl ...


By Lieutenant Commander Richard C. Drum Hunt, U. S. Navy
November 1943
The man who reads the papers these days is interested in Bougainville Island. He knows that this island, most northerly of the Solomons, is held by the Japanese as one ...

The Education of a Naval Officer

By Commander Fred Kingsley Elder, U. S. Navy (Retired)
November 1943
St. paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”1 And with such philosophy this article intends to scrutinize the program of studies in the ...

Oil in Troubled Waters

By Commander William C. Chambliss, U. S. Naval Reserve
November 1943
For smoothing out wrinkles in a troubled sea, an oil treatment is the traditional corrective. And, as such, it does passing well. But oil is also an excellent producer of ...

The Gorges of the Yangtze Kiang

By Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy
November 1943
The Yangtze is a mighty river; mighty in every sense of the word. Unlike most of the world’s other great rivers, moreover, the Yangtze can meet every expectation, and seldom ...

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