Proceedings Magazine - January 1948 Vol. 74/1/539

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The development of gunfire support of landing operations during World War II was characterized by a complete reversal of thought in naval minds with regard to...



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  • The Development of Naval Gunfire Support of Amphibious Operation
    By Captain I. E. McMillian, U. S. Navy

    The development of gunfire support of landing operations during World War II was characterized by a complete reversal of thought in naval minds with regard to the employment of naval guns against shore...

  • The Price of Victory
    By Captain Isaiah Olch, U. S. Navy

    God and the soldier, all men adore,

    In time of war, and nevermore;

    In time of peace, when all is righted,

    God is forgotten, and the soldier slighted.

    —(Etched by bayonet...

  • Battle Stations Submerged
    By Lieutenant Commander R. C. Benitez, U. S. Navy

    The tomb-like silence that reigned in the conning tower was suddenly shattered by a series of explosions. “Depth Charges! Depth Charges!” exclaimed one of the quartermasters....

  • The Naval Academy and Naval Aviation
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank M. Hertel, U. S. Navy

    In order to meet the ever advancing strides made in the various sciences which today form an integral part of each naval officer's education and professional knowledge, the Naval Academy, like all institutions of advanced scientific learning...

  • The Navy Advances in Business Management
    By Commander Lamar Lee, Jr., (S.C.) U. S. Navy

    If someone asked me the question, “What is the biggest contribution Reserve officers made to the Navy besides their part in actually winning World War II?” I would answer with, “Alerting the Navy to modern administration,...

  • Saga of a YMS
    By Hobart Hughes

    The full history of the minesweepers in the past war would require a very large volume, if indeed it could be compressed into one book. This is merely the story of one small YMS. No doubt it could, with...

  • Soviet Seapower
    By Lieutenant (jg) P. W. Rairden, Jr., U. S. Navy

    Did Stalin read Mahan?

    Or is Russia’s present maritime policy the outgrowth of Soviet experience added to long centuries of pre-Soviet history?

    In either case, the lessons taught by Mahan are still valid. His sea power...

  • Method of Using the Stars Listed Under "Additional Stars"
    By Lieutenant J. B. Feaster, U. S. Navy

    Many times at sea conditions arise which make it impossible to use the major navigational stars which have been tabulated daily for GHA in the Nautical Almanac. The following method of using...

  • When the Navy was Host to Hawaii's King
    By Homer C. Votaw

    Back on the morning of November 29, 1874, the San Francisco waterfront bustled with expectancy. The Navy was bringing in a real king—the first one ever to visit the United States! Since leaving her night...

  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    Some Naval Missions Ashore

    (See page 830, July 1947 Proceedings)

  • Book Reviews

    Members of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per cent is allowed on books published by the Institute, and on...

  • Notes on International Affairs

    Aid for Europe.—To the special session of Congress which opened on Nov. 17 President Truman delivered a message calling primarily for emergency aid for Europe and concurrently for preventive measures...

  • Professional Notes

    To November 23, 1947

    United States ......102

    Blandy says Navy not Obsolete—Seminole—Agate—Help for Greece—Air Warning Plan—Army on Shipping Mission—Survey Pacific Health—Study Warm Polar...

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