Our Navy Magazine 1 December 1942

Front Cover, 1 December 1942 Issue of Our Navy Magazine.

Front Cover, 1 December 1942 Issue of Our Navy Magazine. GGA Image ID # 134f038f05

Vol. XXXVII No. 13



This pharmacist's mate seems to be ready for whatever part he may be called upon to play on the Navy's second front, about which the second of a series of two articles tells you in this issue. He's a member of the crew of the converted airplane carrier USS Charger.
Official Navy Photo

Table of Contents : * THE LOG *

  • Traditions of the Navy
    By C. W. Windas
  • Our Naval Views and Comments
    By The Editor
  • The Navy's Second Front—Part II
    By John Brook Penfold
  • How to Speak Japanese
    By Hallack McCord
  • Men for the Job
    By Gordon Ramsey
  • They Planned It
  • Scuttlebutt Scandals
    By Bozo
  • Sailors Snapshots
    By Paul Watson
  • Notes on the Japanese Fleet
    By Jack Blumenfield
  • What's in a Name?
    By Richard A. Shaffer
  • Honolulu, December 7th
    By Letitia Lindsay
  • Them Were the Days
    By Harvey L. ("Heinie") Miller
  • Dear Boot
    By Robert Oberg
  • Roundup on the War
    By Fletcher Pratt
  • Naval Cancels and Cachets
    By Marshall R. Hall
  • Salt Shakers
    By Walt Munson
  • Bulletin Board of Naval Interest
  • Awards. Commendations and Promotions
  • Breitenbach Tells How
    By James L. Harrington
  • Personnel Information
  • Book Reviews
  • Notes of Interest
  • Lay Aft on the Fantail
  • The Skipper and the Boot
    By Jack Watson
  • USS Davis and USS Russell

Written By and For All Navymen.

EDITOR : Cliff Alderman


  • Myron Eddy
  • C. M. Hatcher
  • R. C. Fay


  • C. J. Lund


  • A. R. Bosworth
  • J. E. Jones
  • Walt Munson
  • Lillian Thomas
  • Harry Dwyer

Member Audit Bureau of Circulations

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FUTURE EYES OF THE FLEET. These men, photography strikers at the U. S. Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., have been selected from the first recruit regiment to undergo boot training at the station. GGA Image ID # 135303710e

Front row (l. to r.) : T. C. Noetzel, R. C. Johnson, C. J. Reilly, C. L. Mitchell, A. S. McKee, J. M. Berning, R. L. Shuck, E. F. J. Wichelman, E. H. Burow, W. A. Hartz.

Standing (l. to r.) : I. T. Kruska, L. F. Taylor, K. G. Hoelt, J. J. Losekamp. R. L. Coomes, H. C. Levie, R. A. Tryce, C. J. Harris.

Back to camera: P. Toth PhoM1c, USN, instructor.



Left: Ira Arch Francis, CQM, USN, was the honor man in a class of 273 aviation cadets graduating from the Navy Pre-Flight School at Athens, Ga. on Navy Day. Fran- cis was a member of the crew of a submarine which sank four Jap ships in enemy waters, saw action in the Battle of Midway and has been commended officially five times since the outbreak of the war.

Right: Dick McEwen received the Distinguished Flying Cross on Navy Day from Captain C. E. Smith, USN9 commanding officer of the Navy Pre-Flight School at Athens, Ga., where McEwen is now an aviation cadet. As the machine gunner of a Navy dive bomber in the Battle of Midway, McEwen scored a bomb hit on a Jap ship. Now he rassies with math and physics in the hope of winning his Navy wings as an officer.

USS Davis (DD-395).

USS Davis (DD-395). GG Image ID # 1353893d00

USS Russel (DD-414).

USS Russel (DD-414). GGA Image ID # 1353f347b8

Table of Contents, 1 December 1942 Issue of Our Navy Magazine.

Table of Contents, 1 December 1942 Issue of Our Navy Magazine. GGA Image ID # 135426e128

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