Lieutenant Commander Manson graduated from Northeastern State College, Oklahoma, in 1941, and taught in high school prior to reporting to Cornell University for Naval training. He served on the staff of ComDeslant and later was Communications Officer of the kamikazed destroyer Laffey in the Pacific. He, too, is collaborating on both volumes four and five of Battle Reports.

Articles by Frank A. Manson

Post Interdiction Carrier Operations In Korea

By Commander Malcolm W. Cagle, U. S. Navy, and Commander Frank A. Manson, U. S. Navy
July 1957
Commencing with the air-gun strike on Chongjin on April 13, 1952, the missions given the carrier airmen of Task Force 77 turned more and more toward strikes on industrial, military ...

Wonsan: The Battle Of The Mines*

By Commander Malcolm W. Cagle, U. S. Navy, and Commander Frank A. Manson, U. S. Navy
June 1957
On the second floor of the capitol in Seoul on September 29, 1950, General MacArthur met with his subordinate commanders and described how he planned to end the Korean War ...

Battleship Banzai!*

By Captain Walter Karig, U.S. Naval Reserve (Ret.), Lieutenant Commander Russell Harris, U.S. Naval Reserve, and Lieutenant Commander Frank A. Manson, U.S. Navy
October 1949
In charting his plans to protect the invasion fleet at Okinawa, in March 1945, Admiral Spruance allowed for the dubious possibility that the Japanese might try fast surface raids. So ...

Seventy-Nine Minutes on the Picket Line*

By Lieutenant Commander Frank A. Manson, U. S. Navy
September 1949
In telling what happened on the destroyer picket line off Okinawa, April 6, April 12, or the 16th, or any other day, what happened aboard the Abele, Bush, ...

Jeeps Versus Giants

By Captain Walter Karig, U. S. Naval Reserve, Lieutenant Commander Russell L. Harris, U. S. Naval Reserve, and Lieutenant Commander Frank A. Manson, U. S. Navy
December 1947
Enemy surface force of 4 battleships, 7 cruisers, and 11 destroyers sighted 20 miles northwest of your task group and closing at 30 knots!” The pilot’s voice sounded thin and ...