Articles by John Rodgaard

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Raphael Semmes' Long Flight Home

By Captain John A. Rodgaard, U.S. Navy Reserve
February 2009
A scout-plane pilot (not a sea raider), the great-grandson of the CSS Alabama's skipper set out in August 1942 on an Aleutian Adventure.
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A Fortunate Ship A Most on a Narrow Sea

By Captain John A. Rodgaard, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Robert J. Moore, Royal Naval Reserve
April 2008
In the late spring of 1940, the destroyer HMS Venomous found herself performing tasks her World War I era designers never envisioned, such as exchanging fire with panzers and evacuating ...
U.S. NAVY

Pearl Harbor: A Midget Sub in the Picture?

By Captain Andrew Biache Jr., U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Peter Hsu, Carroll Lucas, and Captain John Rodgaard, U.S. Navy
December 2004
Experts update their analysis of a captured Japanese photo they say shows a midget submarine attacking Battleship Row on 7 December 1941.
COURTESY OF THE AUTHORS

Death of the Arizona

By Commander John Rodgaard, U.S. Naval Reserve, Peter K. Hsu, Carroll L. Lucas, and Captain Andrew Biache Jr., U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
December 2001
During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, did the battleship Arizona sink from a torpedo hit, or did she fall victim to precision horizontal bombing?

Attack from Below

By Commander John Rodgaard, U.S. Naval Reserve, Peter Hsu, Carroll Lucas, and Captain Andrew Biache, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
December 2000
According to photographic imagery and marine forensic and photogrammetric analyses, the photo below indicates the presence of at least one midget submarine in Pearl Harbor on the morning of 7 ...
ALL ILLUSTRATIONS COURTSEY OF PETER K. HSU

Pearl Harbor⁠—Attack from Below

By Commander John Rodgaard, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Peter K. Hsu, Carroll L. Lucas, and Captain Andrew Biache Jr., U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
December 1999
A historic photo indicates that the 1941 attack was more than an air raid.