Navy Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin / All Hands
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin / All HandsThis magazine is published monthly in Washington, D. C., by the Bureau of Naval Personnel for the information and interest of the Naval Service as a whole. By BuPers Circular Letter 162-43, distribution is to be effected to allow all hands easy access to each issue. All original material herein may be reprinted as desired. Format 7-1/2" x 10-1/2" with an average of 72 - 80 pages. The Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin is renamed "All Hands" starting with the June 1945 issue.

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1942 11
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1942 11
Number 308 ....... Cover: The shining 14-inch 50-caliber guns, "sentinels of security," form the forward main battery of the U.S.S. "California." The picture is an official U.S. Navy photograph ....... Articles Inside: ..... They're Called the 'Orpans of the War' ..... Navy Day Greetings ..... Seabees ..... Casualties in the Service ..... 'First Round' Ends in Solomons ..... 'You Can't Deny a People,' a poem ..... Nurse Gets Legion of Merit ..... Anniversary Finds Marines Fighting ..... Treachery in the Solomons ..... 'And Texas Is Just ONE of Our States' ..... The 'Wasp' Is Sunk ..... Saga of a Tanker, a photograph ..... The Japanese 'Zero' Fighter ..... Getting Mail ..... Meeting a Problem in Training ..... Legislative Matters of Interest ..... Navy Relief and Red Cross ..... Elimination of Paper Work ..... Change of Command ..... 'Oregon' to Swell Scrap Pile ..... Precedence of Ratings of Petty Officers ..... 'We Will Win Only by Fighting' ..... Decorations and Citations ..... Promotions ..... Commendations ..... Naval History for December

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1942 12
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1942 12
Number 309 ....... Cover: One of the most remarkable combat photographs of all times, this shows the U. S. S. Shaw at the exact moment she exploded in the Pearl Harbor raid. Despite the terrific blast she was repaired and sent back to sea. On the opposite page, the inside back cover, is shown a P. C. boat gun crew manning a forward 3-inch gun. All three cover photographs (including the Jap cruiser) are official U. S. Navy photographs. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Round Two: 28 Jap Ships Sunk ..... SPECIAL SECTION * YEAR OF WAR ..... The Navy Reports on Pearl Harbor ..... Chronology of the War ..... 1942 Home Front Record Impressive ..... A Year Blessed With Heroes ..... Casualties ..... Admiral Scott's Triumph Revealed ..... 'Greatest of Its Kind in History' ..... Eyewitness in North Africa ..... Coastguard's SPARring Partner ..... Christmas Dinner at Sea, an old print ..... Flag Name and Phonetic Alphabet Changes ..... Six' Men Battle Japs and Jungle ..... Drastic Change Toward AWOL's ..... Partially Disabled Men May Stay in Service ..... The Sword Is Scrapped ..... Making Men Tough ..... Field Day for the 'Fighting 6' ..... Navy Backs Religious Program ..... Licking an Emergency in Training ..... Training Courses Now Available ..... Decorations, Citations, Promotions ..... Legislative Matters ..... Cumulative Index for 1942

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 01
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 01
Number 310 ....... Cover: Two depth charges exploded simultaneously to make this spectacular photograph, taken from the speedy little PC boat which dropped the "ash cans." ....... Articles Inside: ..... Bureau of Naval Personnel Reorganized ..... First Account of Kiska Bombing ..... An Appendectomy by Amateurs ..... Tax Facts for Navy Men ..... Tribute to Texas and Houston ..... The Coast Guard on the Seven Seas ..... SPECIAL SECTION - END OF YEAR ..... [ New Year's Greeting ..... Report on Production ..... Rationing ..... Reports to the Service ] ..... Pacific Area Mortality Rate Low ..... Women and Military Etiquette ..... A Captain Speaks on Shore Liberty ..... Studies by the Hundreds of Thousands ..... Rest Centers ..... The Action in North Africa ..... Echoes of an Earlier African Campaign ..... The Naval Air Transport Service ..... War College Graduates 79 ..... Training Specialists in College ..... Casualties ..... Decorations and Citations ..... Promotions, Commendations ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 02
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 02
Number 311 ....... Cover: The front cover picture, full of the fine American faces of Naval recruits, was made at Corpus Christi. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Saga of a U. S. Battleship - Captain Gatch's vessel sails deliberately into Jap trap, and blows it wide open ..... Commissions for Enlisted Men - Various methods outlined by which Reserve appointments may be made ..... Advancement and Changes in Rating ..... Convoy Gets Baptism of Fire - 4 days of heavy attack by subs in Mid-Atlantic test young sailors ..... The Part Carriers Played off North Africa - Artemus Gates speech at "Yorktown" launching reveals new type of operation in landings ..... Hornet Takes a Heavy Toll - Proad tradition of Service lives again as carrier stings enemy fleet ..... Guadalcanal Marines Relieved ..... Found Twice, Then Lost Again - Nine in disabled Yawl drift for 21 days before rescue comes ..... How It Feels To Be a Torpedo - Marine on submarine gets a suprise as "gun captain" ..... How the African Landing Was Effected - Report now reveals details of greatest operation of its kind ..... The Growth of the Merchant Marine - Operations in North Africa show clearly the strides of the service ..... The Versatile Hospital Corpsman - Because he does so many things, no one's quite sure what he is ..... He Shared a Ditch With Japs - This wounded marine got out to tell his buddies about it ..... Proceed Orders are Clarified - Four days travel time given for each separate assignment ..... Planes Names Made Official - Military Aircraft Designations ..... Four Stripes on Her Sleeve - Superintendent of Navy nurses is first women to have captain's rank ..... BEW ( Board of Economic Warfare ) Finds Axis Economy Still Strong - But Axis are past production peak and Japan has shipping weakness ..... Fighting Words For Navy Song - Composer of the original lyrics adds verses to 'Anchor's Aweigh' ..... U. S. Bombs Catch a Japanese Ship in Solomons ..... Information Bulletin Chronomap ..... Getting Your Family Allowance? - Enlisted men are given details of prcedure for checking on the matter ..... Courses for Naval Personnel ..... How a Fighter Pilot Boards a Life Raft ..... New Uniform for Coast Guard ..... Casualty Figures ..... Marines Honor General Lejeune ..... Decorations and Citations: Carlson's Raiders' Cited - 15, including commanding officer and Lt. Col. Roosevelt decorated; Two entire Squadrons cited - all 84 pilots and aerial gunners decorated for heroism at Midway; Aleutian Defenders Decorated - 25 officers of Patwing 4, who fought against hopeless odds, gets awards ..... Navy Cross, DSM, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, DFC, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Air Medal Recipients ..... Campaign Medals Regulations ..... Index for Fedruary 1943 Issue

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 03
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 03
Number 311 ....... Cover: The front cover picture shows a sailor looking for submarines from the crows nest of a United States Navy PC boat. ....... Articles Inside: ..... The Value of Our Solomons Bases - Henderson Field may help shape future strategy ..... Conquest of Guadalcanal ..... The Navy Adopts Selective Service - A great tradition ends as induction replaces voluntary enlistment for men 18 to 37 ..... Lifesaving Fishing Instructions for Castaways in the South Seas ..... Wahoo Running, Japanese Gunning - U.S. Sub escapes to tell her tale ( USS Wahoo ) ..... The Navy College Training Program - Qualified enlisted men may apply through commanding officers ..... Marines Open Ranks to Women - Mrs. Ruth Cheney Streeter appointed Director and given rank of Major ..... Chronomap for Month ..... FunkholePhilosophers Our Nerve Center - the Operations Section - Took life in stride throughout campaign ..... Roosevelt, Churchill Outline 43 Strategy - Allies to demand 'Unconditional Surrender' ..... Waves Get Slacks, White Uniforms - Summer work uniform to be Navy Blue ..... Three Coast Guard Incidents - In North Atlantic, at Guadalcanal, and off Africa, they saw action ..... The Problems of Supplying Halsey - They include Hurricanes, tropical heat, lack of docks, world's longest distances ..... Our Largest Prison Camp for Japs - 'Guests' call each other '8-Ball,' sing 'My Blue Heaven' between chores ..... A New U. S. Battleship ..... The New 'TraDiv Letter' ..... It Happened on Guadalcanal : Jap Soldier Answers Marine in English; Native of Solomon Islands is decorated; Fighting Marine takes Postman's Holiday; Premonition - So he killed 27 Japs; Marine takes enemy machine gun nest; 23 hours in water off Guadalcanal; Americans 'borrow' Jap overalls; Barney Ross wins fight of his life - Ex-boxing champ gets gray hair, 22 Jap scalps, malaria on Guadalcanal; Loneliest watch in the Pacific? ..... Navy Sets up Education Centers - These are correspondence courses offer work at college level ..... Summary of Decorations and Medals ..... The Presidential Unit Citation - General order No. 187 provides regulations governing new award ..... Casualty Figures ..... Decorations and Citations: Medal of Honor - Sgt. Clyde Thomason , USMC; Navy Cross, DSM, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, DFC, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Air Medal Recipients ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index for March 1943 Issue

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 04
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 04
Number 313 ....... Cover: Twin-mounted .50 caliber machine guns, manned by bluejackets aboard the United States Navys PT boats, carry devastating fire-power. The guns are mounted to swing in a wide arc, will literally spray low flying airplanes with slugs. ....... Articles Inside: ..... The Navys Growth in Fiscal 1942 ..... Excerpts of SecNav Fiscal 1942 Report - Secretary Knox's Annual Report Reveals Fleet Will be 'Permanently Enlarged' ..... One Subs War Against the Japs - An Eyewitness Story of a Year of Night Fights in Enemy Waters ..... The U. S. S. Oregon is Scrapped ( Photos ) ..... Guarding the Navys Eyes - Above, and On - Even Under - the Sea, 20/20 Vision is a Priceless Asset ..... Solomons. Battles Get Names - Results of Six Months' Campaign are Summarized ..... Action in the South Pacific - ( The Chicago Ack-Ack Crew Sticks It Out ..... Marines Make New War Legends ..... How the Japs React to Invitation to Surrender ..... The Tale of a Dog ) ..... V-Mail Gets Through-Always! - Score of New Stations Indicates New Service has Proven Itself ..... Eighty-Three Days on a Life Raft - Two Dutch Seamen and Navy Gunner Pull Through ..... Combat Photo Unit Set Up ..... The War Around the World - How One Nazi Sub was Sunk ..... Legislative Matters - Rank of Commodore Asked by Navy ..... New Navy, Coast Guard Equipment - ( Smaller Packages Make for More Convenient Handling ..... Navy Gets a Hydroplane Glider and a Fishing Kit for Life Boats ..... New Weather Suit Tested by Coast Guard ) ..... The Navys Short-Wave Programs - News is Their Backbone but They Have Entertainment Too ..... Quarters and Family Allowances - An Explanation of the Two Programs ..... Scrap From the Battle Fronts - Under Enemy's Nose, Naval Supply Officers Gather Material for Armaments ..... The Destroyer Escort - Newest Anti-Submarine Vessels Now Are in Mass Production ..... Casualty Figures ..... Medals, Decorations, and Awards ( Navy Cross, DSM, Silver Star, DFC and Air Medal Recipients ) ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index for April 1943 Issue

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 05
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 05
Number 314 ....... Cover: The Wheelhouse, as it is on other ships, is the nerve-center of a PC boat. Here the Officer of the Deck directs the ship's movements. From here he keeps in constant communication with other parts of the ship via battle telephone. ....... Articles Inside: ..... The Role of Naval Ordnance in War - Bureau Chief Tells of Use in World War II of Ships' Guns, Bombs, Torpedoes, Armor ..... New Naval Type: The Amphibious Man - Development Gives Reserve Officers Opportunity to Command, Advance Rapidly ..... 800 DE's to be Built ..... The Destroyer Escort Program - Some Details of the Craft and How Crews are Being Trained ..... Torpedo Squadron 8 Is Avenged - Pilots of New No. 8 Mow Down Japs, As they Fight From Cockpit or Foxhole ..... How to Live on a Rubber Raft - Hints Taken From a Pamphlet Issued for Pilots by BuAer Medical Report from the South Pacific - Only Seven Patients Die of 4,039 Wounded Removed from Solomons Fighting Zones ..... ' Swimming Through Burning Oil and Surf ' ..... Navy's Drydock Construction - Some Floating Types Designed to Handle Largest of Navy Troop and Battleships ..... Summer Uniforms for Women Marines ..... Murmansk: 38 Days, 168 Bombings - Naval Reserve Officer Lives Through Unbelievable Attacks on Russian Port ..... The Story of Auxiliary Carriers - Cheap, Quickly Built Craft are Used for Convoy Work and Transportation of Planes ..... Japanese: Short List of Words and Phrases ..... Publications Check List ..... Ranks and Rates of the U. S. Navy ..... How to Beat the Gremlins - Know and Anticipate Their Actions, Ship and Station Papers Advise ..... The Month's News: Allies Sweep on in Tunisia; Stalemate in Russia Continues; and Continental Targets Are Bombed ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest - Rank of Commodore Restored to Navy ..... Navy Department Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ( Navy Cross, DSM, Silver Star, DFC, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Air Medal Recipients ) ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index for May 1943 Issue

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 06
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 06
Number 315 ....... Cover: Fujiyama, celebrated volcano 70 miles west-southwest of Tokyo, was photographed through the periscope of a U. S. submarine in search of enemy shipping in enemy waters. Fujiyama reaches a height of 12,395 feet, its southern slopes reaching the shores of Suruga Bay. {A Japanese broadcast recently reported that an unidentified submarine shelled one of the Japanese Islands.) Cover picture is Official U. S. Navy photograph. ....... Articles Inside: ..... The Navy's Part in the African Victory ..... U. S. Attacks Japs on Attu ..... New Officer Classification System Working - Qualifications placed on punch cards so right man for any billet can be found quickly ..... New Pacific Bases, North and South - Navy carries new expeditionary forces that strengthen American positions ..... The First Public Account of Radar - Naval research scientists revealed as discovers of basic phenomenon ..... More Figures on Medical Successes - Rapid, scientific treatment keeps deaths low in all battle zones ..... 10 Shots10 Japanese Ships Hit - Navy sub crew makes up for one miss: gets four hits with three salvos ..... Spanish: Short List of Words and Phrases ..... The New Recognition System - Method makes possible split-second identification in automatic fashion ..... The Month's News: Allies take all North Africa; Bombing raids on Europe Stepped up; U.S. attacks Japs on Attu ..... Navy Department Communiques ..... Blimp Training Centered at Lakehurst ..... Navy News Photographs of the Month ..... Decorations and Citations ( Commander Howard W. Gilmore and Capt. Joseph Foss - Medal of Honor ) - 19 pages of Awards and Citations to Navy Personnel ..... Change of Command ..... Publication Check List ..... New Training Films ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... BuPers Bulletin Board

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 07
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 07
Number 316 ....... Cover: As was the case at Guadalcanal and the Russell Islands, American forces utilized captured Japanese equipment in their attacks and recapture of Attu. Among the booty taken at the small Aleutian outpost was this Japanese landing barge, captured at Massacre Bay. The American flag was secured to the staff and the boat was put to work against its former owners. Although smaller, the Jap boat is similar to the Higgins landing barge, two of which can be seen at the left. The bow opens in the same fashion for the discharge of troops and equipment. (For details of the battle for Attu, see p. 35.) ....... Articles Inside: ..... The 'Amphibs' Are Training to Strike ..... New V-12 Program Under Way ..... Navy Gains in U-boat War ..... 'Spencer' Sinks a U-boat ..... Learning-As-You-Like-It ..... The 'Enterprise's' War Against the Japs ..... Navy Makes Sea Water Drinkable ..... 'Destruction Rather Than Surrender' ..... U. S. C. G. Rescues 235 Men from Atlantic ..... How the Seabees Have Grown ..... Special Delivery, Worldwide ..... The Wolf in Ship's Clothing ..... 'Cats' Sink Subs in Two Oceans ..... War Workers to See Navy Films ..... 'We Fired One Torpedo' ..... The Navy's School for Civilians ..... One Armed Guard Gets Eight Bombers ..... Navy Names ..... French: Short List of Words and Phrases ..... Pearl Harbor Takes Off Its Bandages ..... War News Photographs of the Month ..... This Was the Battle for Attu ..... The Month's News ..... Navy Department Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... BuPers Bulletin Board

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 08
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 08
Number 317 ....... Cover: Acting us a test pilot in the wind tunnel at the Washington D. C., Navy Yard. this ensign investigates the effects of wind stress on functional designs by the use of tiny model planes. A word on the communication system of the control room enables her to change the angle of the model being tested. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Amphibians Invade Key Enemy Islands on Both Sides of World - New Georgia: Rendova Taken, Allies Close in on Munda; U.S. Forces Win Big Battles in Kula Gulf - Sicily: Last Stepping Stone to Italy Proper Attacked as Battle of Europe Opens ..... The Womens Reserve-One Year Old - 27,000 Members Have Released Men for Sea Duty ..... The Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 - Summary of New Law as It Affects Members of Armed Forces Prepared by Busanda ..... Six Months Production for the Navy: 9,000 Planes, 6,000 Ships ..... The Navys Recreation Program - 500 Officers With Forces Direct Far-Flung Activities ..... How Plasma Works-and Why - Its Simple Processes Reduce Bad Reactions ..... 77,000 V-12 Students at 212 Schools ..... Portuguese: Short List of Words and New Aids for Shipwrecked Men Are Tested ..... Secretary Knox Visits San Diego Naval Hospital ..... Courage Plus Training Equals Victories - What's Back of Navy's Recent Air Triumphs in Pacific ..... The Months News: Biggest Invasion Hits Sicily; U.S. Forces Near Munda Point; Russians Counter-Attack Near Orel ..... The Invasion of Sicily (photographs) ..... The Capture of Rendova (photographs) ..... Navy Department Communiques ..... New Names in the Navy ..... Decorations and Citations: Navy Cross, DSM, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, DFC, Navy and Marine Corps Medal and Air Medal Recipients ..... BuPers Bulletin Board

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 09
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 09
Number 318 ....... Cover: How Navy men marked their helmets for trips ashore in Sicily is shown in this loaded landing barge. Some Navy men in the photograph wear mottled camouflaged uniforms. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Amphibians Reoccupy Kiska ..... 'Back in the First Line' ..... One U-Boat Sunk Each Day ..... How to Abandon Ship ..... U.S.S. Lafayette Begins to Right Herself ..... How We Landed at Amchitka ..... Kula Gulf ..... Decorations and Medals of the U.S. ..... Photo-Paintings of Naval Leaders ..... The Navy's Combat Artists [ McClelland Barclay - Dwight C. Shepler - Mitchell Jamieson - Griffith B. Coale - William F. Draper - Albert K. Murray ] ..... The Trials of Lifesaving Equipment ..... Convalescence and Education ..... Publication Check List ..... Letters to the Editor ..... New Names in the Navy ..... Training Tip: Binoculars ..... The American Navy at Sicily ..... The Month's News ..... Navy Department Communiques ..... Italian: Short List of Words and Phrases ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 10
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 10
Detailed updates coming

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 11
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 11
Number 320 ....... Cover: They stand together to defeat the Axis: Navy men in uniform and in overalls. The photograph shows a sailor watching a Charleston Navy Yard burner at work. ....... Articles Inside: ..... America Builds World's Greatest Navy ..... They're in the Navy, Too ..... Civilians Work Miracles of Ship Surgery ..... A 'Ground Crew' 93,000 Strong ..... Passing the Ammunition ..... The Story Behind 'Battleship X' ..... Who Are Civilians Who Work For Navy? ..... Ideas That Shorten the War ..... Winning 'E' Pennants, a Navy Tradition ..... The People Who Do the 'Little' Jobs ..... Woman's Place Is in the Shop ..... Building Door-to-Door Invasions ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... Communiques: The Official War at Sea ..... The Mysteries of Midway ..... Decorations and Citations ..... Training Tip of the Month ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... What Is Your Naval I.Q. ?

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 12
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1943 12
Number 321 ....... Cover: On the shore near Salerno members of a Navy beach battalion and Coast Guardsmen dig in by the fingernails under bomb attack. An LST stands by in the background. "Hitting the beach" is almost the password for this year of Navy offensives, reviewed in the War Anniversary section in this issue. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Last Battle of the 'Battling B' ..... They Deliver the Goods ..... SPECIAL SECTION - WAR ANNIVERSARY ..... [ Navy's Second Year of War ..... U. S. Naval Vessels Lost ..... Medal of Honor Winners ..... Chronology of Year ..... Graphic Highlights, First War Year ..... Strategic Maps ..... Graphic Highlights, Second War Year ..... 1918-1943: A Comparison ] ..... Light Cruiser With a Heavy Wallop ..... After a Ship Goes Down ..... Training Tip: Fractures ..... The Knockout at Midway ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... News of the Month ..... The War at Sea ( Communiques ) ..... 'The Finest Man I Ever Knew' ..... What Is Your Naval I. Q.? ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... CUMULATIVE INDEX, 1943 ISSUES

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 01
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 01
Number 322 ....... Cover: A PT-boat marksman gets ready to spell out a business like New Year's greeting for the Japs as he draws a bead with his 'twin fifties'. Sharp thorns in the sides of the Japanese, the Navy's PT boats have taken a noble part in the Allied campaign to cut off and seize enemy strongholds in the South Pacific. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Getting Back to Civilian Life ..... Souvenir Collecting, Ltd ..... An LST Goes Jap Hunting ..... 'Will to Die' Wins Gilberts ..... Tarawa: 4 Pages of Pictures. ..... The Salute ..... The 'Sara' Challenges Truk ..... Your $10,000 Piece of Paper ..... A Nazi U-Boat Fights Back ..... How to Beat Old Man Winter ..... Training Tip: Getting Away from the Ship ..... 'Dismember Japan' - A Job for the Navy ..... 'Bodyguard of the Merchant Marine' ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... News of the Month ..... Letter from Home ..... The War at Sea ( Communiques ) ..... A Navy Bibliography ..... Malay: Short List of Words and Phrases ..... What is Your Naval I. Q.? ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 02
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 02
Number 323 ....... Cover: An inferno-like glare lights up a night action in the Central Solomons as a U. S. destroyer hurls a furious stream of antiaircraft fire against Japanese bombers covering an enemy force intercepted while attempting to land troops. For the story behind American naval firepower, see Page 22. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Your Rights and Benefits as a Veteran ..... Amphibs to Fore in '44 ..... Your Income Tax ..... Helldiver and Other War-Born Combat Planes ..... When the Nazis Invaded the Western Hemisphere ..... Ordnance ..... Don't Shoot the Censor! ..... Can Do, Will Do - DID! ..... Survival in the South Seas ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Training Tip: Tricks That May Save Lives ..... How It Was Done at Tarawa ..... Decorations and Citations ..... What is Your Naval I.Q.? ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 03
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 03
Number 324 ....... Cover: Flight-deck crewmen of a Navy aircraft carrier watch a Hellcat fighter, waved off as it came in for a landing, climb to circle for another approach. The picture was taken during a strike into the Jap-held Marshalls shortly before our amphibious attack (story on page 5). ....... Articles Inside: ..... Navy Attacks Truk ..... The Marshalls: Another Step Toward Tokyo ..... Kwajalein ..... 'The March of Death' ..... 'Sunken' Carrier Carries On ..... Libraries ..... Navy Medicine ..... See Your Ration Board ..... Training Tip: Finding Land When You Can't See It ..... Information Your Dependents Should Have ..... Don't Drink Sea Water! ..... The Repair Line Comes Through ..... NATS Delivers the Goods ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... What Is Your Naval I.Q.? ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 04
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 04
Number 325 ....... Cover: A gun captain on a U. S. battleship holds a clip of 40-mm. shells ready to be loaded into a Borfors antiaircraft gun. ....... Articles Inside: ..... One-Two-Three Punch ..... Carrier Raids ..... More Than an Even Break ..... The Camera: Our Aerial Spy ..... Classified Matter Now in Four Categories ..... Springboards for Fleets ..... NavWarMap Issued ..... What Is Your Naval I. Q.? ..... Prisoners of War ..... Tell It to the Padre ..... Teamwork Wrecks the 'Tokyo Express' ..... Legislative Matters of Navy Interest ..... 'Toast to the Navy' ..... 'Their Skipper' ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 05
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 05
Number 326 ....... Cover: Alerted gunners man 20-mm. antiaircraft weapons aboard a U. S. Navy carrier striking against the Japanese in the Marshall Islands. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Report of Progress ..... The Navy Governs the Marshalls ..... Engebi: Aerial Photographs ..... 'Mail Call!' ..... True-Story Adventures ..... Repair Ships ..... Keeping the Home Fires Burning ..... Training Tip: South Pacific Birds as Pilots ..... Enlisted Ratings of the U. S. Navy ..... [ Duties of Enlisted Ratings ..... Specialty Marks ..... Changes in Enlisted Status ..... Normal Path of Advancement ..... Advancement to Warrant ..... Abbreviations and Pay Grades ..... Wave Enlisted Rates ] ..... Bridge Around the World ..... Meet the Weather ..... Services for Burial of Dead at Sea ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... What Is Your Naval I.Q.? ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 06
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 06
Number 327 ....... Cover: Navy's official photographic portrait of the late Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy from 1940 till his death on 28 April (see page 2). ....... Articles Inside: ..... The Navy Loses a Leader ..... James Forrestal Named New SecNav ..... Teamwork Wins Emirau and Hollandia ..... Enlisted Promotion Rules Tightened ..... Do You Need Extra Vitamins? ..... Midway and the Two Years After ..... V-Discs for the Navy ..... Achievements of V-12 Program ..... Sailing Vessels of the Atlantic ..... Ship's Service ..... What Happens When a DD Goes Down ..... Cruiser X Comes of Age ..... AOL-AWOL and What To Do About It ..... Submarine Rescues U. S. Flyers at Truk ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 07
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 07
Number 328 ....... Cover: The open bow of an LCV frames a closeup of the invasion of France (see page 2) as American soldiers wade through waist deep surf toward the Normandy beach, swept by German machine-gun fire ( Official U.S. Coast Guard photograph ). ....... Articles Inside: ..... We Invade Marianas, Rout Jap Fleet ..... Admiral Halsey Heads 3d Fleet ..... Amphibs Hit France - 4,000 Ships, Thousands of Smaller Craft Land Allied Troops on Coast of Normandy ..... Enlisted Men Into Officers - Increasing Proportion of New Appointments Go to Personnel From Ranks...Commissioning of Civilians Sharply Curtailed ..... Looking at the Men and Women Behind the Fleet - Manpower Survey Helps Navy Shift Personnel for Maximum Efficiency. By John A. Stevenson ..... Competition for 'Sea Lawyers' - 650 Legal Assistance Officers Now Giving Advice to Naval Personnel and Dependents ..... TBF Pilots Describe Fireworks In First Rocket Attack on U-Boat ..... Navy Tug Tows Tanker 950 Miles--Stern First ..... Two PTs Battle Two Nazi DDs ..... Royal Navy Changing - Old Customs Linger, But a New Note of American Influence Is Creeping In. By Hanson W. Baldwin ..... Troopship! - War Dept. Pamphlet No. 21-6 ..... The Catalina Kids - Their Specialty Is Snatching Downed Aviators from Under the Japs' Noses ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... 'Five Magazine Explosions Were Counted in the Enemy Battle Line' ..... The Tools That Make Invasions Possible ..... Floating Pontoon Turns Into Invasion Ferry ..... Invasion Armada - With Tools Like These, Amphibious Warfare Is Opening Up The Roads to Berlin and Tokyo ..... New Books in Ship's Libraries ..... The Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... Ralph A. Bard Named As Undersecretary ..... The War at Sea: U.S. Navy Communiques and Pertinent Excerpts Of Other Official Reports ..... What Is Your Naval I.Q.? ..... How Casualties From Beach Were Handled ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index for July 1944

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 08
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 08
Number 329 ....... Cover: Wave instructor at NAS, Lakehurst, N. J., operates motion-picture target projector for aerial gunners (see story of Waves' achievements in two years, page 8). ....... Articles Inside: ..... Paving the Road Back ..... Saipan, Pictures of Battle ..... Waves Pass 70,000 Mark ..... Behind the Casualty List ..... 1790-1944: the Coast Guard ..... To Convert or Not to Convert ..... Reputations Hang on a Pinch of Salt ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Horned Toads ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... What Is Your Naval I.Q.? ..... Wartime Military Courtesy ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... BuPers Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 09
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 09
Number 330 ....... Cover: The U. S. flag flies again over Guam, for the first time since Japs seized the American outpost on 10 Dec. 1941. The picture, showing the ensign displayed from a boat hook carried by two Marine captains, was taken eiqht minutes after our forces hit the beach on 20 July (see page 10) for their 20-day reconquest of the island ( Official U. S. Marine Corps photograph ). ....... Articles Inside: ..... Navy Nerve Center ..... 31 Months on Jap-Held Guam ..... Guam: Photographs of Recapture ..... Shore Patrol ..... Battle Recordings of Sea War ..... Voting by Federal Ballot ..... The Movies That Make the Rounds ..... The Care and Feeding of Torpedoes ..... Navy Divers ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... War Record of the SBD ..... The Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 10
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 10
Number 331 ....... Cover: Jeep with a sign directs bombers to parking places at a Navy airfield on Eniwetok, in the Marshalls, stepping stone to points west and north ( Official U.S. Navy photograph ). ....... Articles Inside: ..... Where Do All Those Ships Come From? ..... Radio Programs Served on a Platter ..... Producing Fighting Men ..... 'Should I Transfer to the Regular Navy?' ..... High Adventure Over the Pacific ..... 'I Was Only the Quarterback' ..... The Navy That 'Just Happened' ..... Service Voting ..... Charting the Road to Tokyo ..... The Army's Navy ..... Air-Sea Rescue Team ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... Editorial ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 11
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 11
Number 332 ....... Cover: Oily smoke marks the end of a Jap cargo ship, one of 32 destroyed by cruisers and destroyers of the 3d Fleet off Mindanao in the first U. S. carrier strike at the Philippines. ....... Articles Inside: ..... We Return to the Philippines ..... Prospects in the Pacific ..... "A" Fleet ..... Portrait of a Battlewagon ..... They Like It Rugged ..... Reclassification of Reserve Officers ..... Training Tip: Swimming ..... Fighting for Fun ..... 'They Went to Hell and Back' ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... Advancement in Rating ..... HMS Asbury ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... Recreation Service and Equipment ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Decorations, Medals and Ribbons ..... Editorial ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 12
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1944 12
Number 333 ....... Cover: Jap battleships Yamashiro (foreground) and Fuso maneuver in the Sulu Sea under attack by our carrier aircraft shortly before both were sunk in the Second Battle of the Philippines (see p. 2) ....... Articles Inside: ..... Overwhelming Victory: Second Battle of the Philippines ..... One Step Ahead of the Japs ..... Mulberries: Portable Ports ..... War Game ..... SPECIAL SECTION - WAR ANNIVERSARY ..... [ Pacific: Year of Offensives ..... Europe: We Close on Germany ..... U. S. Naval Vessels Lost During War ..... Picture Highlights ..... These Developments Made News ..... Chronology of Events on All Fronts ] ..... The Retirement Pay Question ..... Show Time ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... Membership of the 79th Congress ..... What's Your Naval I. Q.? ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... Recreation Service and Equipment ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... The Bulletin Board

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 01
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 01
Number 334 ....... Cover: Aboard one of the Navy's new battleships a BMlc takes appropriate action on the subject at hand: a fried-chicken Sunday dinner. For the story behind this scene, see page 12. ....... Articles Inside: They Ran...But Won ..... Reducing the Human Cost of War ..... Patterns of Destruction ..... Supply ..... Arctic Victory ..... School Credit for Navy Work ..... Navy Mail ..... SPECIAL SECTION - HOME-FRONT REVIEW ..... [ What the Folks Back Home Were Doing During 1944 ..... What's in Store for '45? ..... War Production Hit New Peak in 1944 ..... Veterans Got Many New Benefits in '44 ] ..... Periscope Photographs ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... Closeup of Small Boat and Her Skipper ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 02
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 02
Number 335 ....... Cover: Gathering in their ready room aboard a Navy carrier following a strike at Manila Bay, aircrewmen trade stories of kills, near-hits and lucky misses. ....... Articles Inside: ..... Yanks Land on Luzon as Navy Planes Sweep China Coast ..... Our Island Flattops ..... BuPers: Manpower, Inc ..... First Waves Arrive in Hawaii ..... Helping Yourself to Shows ..... Rockets ..... War's First Shot Against the Japs ..... Commissions for Enlisted Men ..... 'A Rather Full Day' ..... New List of 'Battle-Star' Operations ..... New Fitness Report Form Adopted ..... Standard Symbols ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Pontoons ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... What's Your Naval I. Q.? ..... Decorations and Citations ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... The Bulletin Board ..... The Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 03
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 03
Number 336 ....... Cover: In a scene reminiscent of pre-war maneuvers, battlewagons lead a procession of 7th Fleet warships into Lingayen Gulf for the naval bombardment that cleared Luzon beaches for the first Yank landing on the main Philippine Island. ( Official U.S. Navy photograph ) ....... Articles Inside: ..... Navy Planes Hit Japan; Marines Invade Iwo ..... Weather Is a Weapon ..... Beachheads to Manila ..... What Movies Do Navy Men Want ..... Battleships Opened Up ..... Memo for a Man Going on Leave ..... Picking Up the Pieces ..... The Task Force in White ..... Along the Road to Tokyo ..... Behind Our Sky Fleets ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Waging Naval War With Plastics ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... The Month's News ..... The War at Sea: Communiques ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... The Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... Legislative Matters of Naval Interest ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 04
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 04
Number 337 ....... Cover: Marines of 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raise the Stars and Stripes on the summit of Iwo's bloody Mt. Suribachi. For the story behind the picture see page 6. ( Photograph from Press Association, Inc. ) ....... Articles Inside: ..... Mission to Arabia ..... Battle for Iwo ..... Inside Japan ..... Secretary's Report ..... 'Amphibious Medicine' ..... Bottled Blood ..... It Could Be a Trap ..... Cradles for Ships ..... Along the Road to Tokyo ..... Dialing U.S.A ..... Fleet Admiral King Reports ..... They Never Gave Up ..... Prisoners Freed in Philippines ..... Magazine Digest ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... The Month's News: ..... [ The War ..... Navy News ..... Ships and Stations ..... Report from Home ] ..... Decorations and Citations ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... Recreation Services and Equipment ..... The Month's Alnavs in Brief. ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 05
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 05
Number 338 ....... Cover: Previously unpublished camera portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt made by Lt. Maurice Constant, USNR, in 1939. ....... Articles Inside: ..... The Sailor President ..... On Japan's Doorstep ..... Here's Your Enemy ..... The Temporary' War of LST 460 ..... Fantail Forum ..... Right into the Lion's Mouth ..... Navy Sails the Rhine ..... Along the Road to Tokyo ..... Truk, End of a Bogey ..... Maritime Day ..... Magazine Digest ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... The Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... Letters to the Editor ..... Editorial ..... The Month's News: ..... [ Commander-in-Chief ..... Pacific ..... Europe ..... Navy News ..... Ships and Stations ..... Report From Home ] ..... Decorations and Citations ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Index

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 06
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 06
Number 339 ....... Cover: Stars and Stripes fly over the Third Reich's swastika flag, on the captured NaziU-boat 505, symbolic of the Navy's triumph over German sub offensives in the Atlantic, a large contributing factor to final victory in Europe. Captain Daniel V. Gallery, USN, commander of the task group that made the capture ( see picture story on pages 12 to 15 ) on 4 June 1944, looks down from the conning tower of his prize, the first taken by a Navy boarding party since 1815 ( Official U.S. Navy photograph ). ....... Articles Inside: ..... Victory in Europe Speeds Drive on Japan ..... Long Road to V-E ..... Battle of Atlantic ..... 'Big Ben' Comes Home ..... Bases Loaded ..... Hara-Kiri on Wings ..... Old Faithful ..... Along the Road to Tokyo ..... Medical Care for Dependents ..... Officer Promotions ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Magazine Digest ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News: ..... [ Europe ..... Pacific ..... Navy News ..... Ships & Stations ..... Report from Home ] ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... 'All Thumbs' ..... Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... What's Your Naval I.O.? ..... 'Way Back When ..... Fantail Forum

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 07
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 07
Number 340 ....... Cover: A Navy Helldiver, winging home from a Pacific mission, banks sharply over its flattop home. Soon the SB2C will be nestling with the other planes spotted on the carrier's flight deck ( Official U.S. Navy photograph ). ....... Articles Inside: ..... 13 Rugged Old Ladles ..... Guam Now ..... Good News of Filariasis ..... The Navy Goes to Press ..... U-Boat Hunters ..... Along the Road to Tokyo ..... Speaking of Operations ..... Casualty Reporting ..... Sea Power for Peace ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Reclassification of Reserve Officers ..... Magazine Digest ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News: ..... [ The War ..... World Affairs ..... News of the Navy ..... Ships & Stations ..... Report from Home ] ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... Month's Alnavs in Brief. ..... 'All Thumbs' ..... Fantail Forum

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 08
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 08
Number 341 ....... Cover: A seaman and the Commander-in-Chief chat at the crew's mess table aboard the USS Augusta, which carried President Truman to Europe for the Potsdam Conference. The sailor is Richard Stowell, S1c, of Yonkers, N. Y. See page 47 for story and other photographs (Official U. S. Navy photograph). ....... Articles Inside: Operation Beachhead ..... Building for Peace ..... Our Growing Mercy Fleet ..... They Return to Fight ..... 3d Year: Waves Number 86,000 ..... Bomrons Over Biscay ..... After the War - School? ..... Paper Bombs ..... Japs Do Give Up ..... Ration Rules for Naval Personnel ..... Battle Stars Listed ..... Along the Road to Tokyo ..... Navy Dailies, Weekly Starting ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Coast Guard Marks 155th Year ..... Magazine Digest ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... Month's Alnavs in Brief ..... 'All Thumbs' ..... Fantail Forum

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 09
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 09
Number 342 ....... Cover: After nearly four years of blood and sweat comes this Navy grin of joy and triumph that means final victory. (Official U.S. Navy photograph.) ....... Articles Inside: What's Next? ..... SPECIAL SECTION - FINAL VICTORY ..... [ Final Victory Is Ours! ..... The Road Back ..... Blueprint That Failed ..... Peace for Japan ] ..... Cashing in on Navy Skill ..... Radar ..... The Sweeps Sweep On ..... Reserves at Academy ..... That Insurance of Yours ..... Veterans Go to Work ..... Learning While Wafting ..... Sweet Land of Liberty ..... Along the Road to Tokyo ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... [ News of the Navy ..... Report from Home ] ..... Magazine Digest ..... New Books in Ships' Libraries ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board ..... [ Transfer to Regular Navy ..... Transfer to Regular Marine Corps ..... Transfer to Regular Coast Guard ..... Navy Demobilization Point System ..... Marine Corps Demobilization Point System ..... Coast Guard Demobilization Point System ..... Month's Alnavs in Brief ] ..... 'All Thumbs' ..... Fantail Forum

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 10
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 10
Number 343 ....... Cover: The flags of the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands are waved by wildly cheering Allied prisoners of war from atop the stockade of Aomori internment camp near Yokohama, as U. S. Navy rescuers approach with food, clothing, medical supplies, and freedom! This is the Navy's Picture of the Month as selected by the Navy Photographic Institute. ....... Articles Inside: Navy's Plans Take Shape ..... This Way Out ..... Underwater Demolition ..... U. S. Aid for Veterans ..... Century of Service ..... Lone Wolf Prowlers ..... Battin' the Breeze on the 7 Seas ..... Global Navy ..... New Books in Ship's Libraries ..... Shipping of Personal Property ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... Decorations and Citations ..... What's Your Naval I.Q.? ..... The Bulletin Board ..... [ Demobilization Plans ..... Officer Transfer to USN ..... Month's Alnavs in Brief ] ..... 'All Thumbs' ..... Fantail Forum

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 11
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 11
Number 344 ....... Cover: Men and ships are headed for home as the Navy's demobilization program gets well under way. Here white uniformed sailors stand under the mighty guns of the USS Wisconsin homeward bound with units of the Third Fleet off San Francisco. ....... Articles Inside: Ships In Mothballs ..... '...Situation Well in Hand' ..... Information for Dischargees ..... Rights and Benefits, Dischargees ..... USNR Officers' Prospects in USN ..... New Postwar Naval Reserve ..... The 'Big E' of the Fleet ..... Secret Fuze Tiny but Deadly ..... Sanitation Pays Off ..... Fueling at Sea ..... Battin' the Breeze on the 7 Seas ..... Sea Lane Vigilantes ..... 'We Make Her Go' ..... Books: Christmas Suggestions ..... Souvenir Books for Ship or Station ..... What's the Answer? ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... Decorations and Citations ..... The Bulletin Board - [ Navy Demobilization ..... Enlistment Period Cut ..... Month's Alnavs in Brief ] ..... All Thumbs ..... Fantail Forum

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 12
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin 1945 12
Number 345 ....... Cover: Unfortunately not for all, but for many bluejackets this Christmas will come the realization of a haunting dream of many weary months in the Pacific: Peace, home - and his family. ....... Articles Inside: Pacific Fleet Today ..... Springboard to Victory ..... SACO ( Sino-American Cooperation Organization ) - School for Chinese Guerrillas ..... SPECIAL SECTION - WAR ANNIVERSARY ..... [ The Navy and World War II ..... War Flared, Then Blazed ..... Ill Prepared, We Fought Grimly ..... Then, Growing Power Told ..... We Poised for Offensives ..... Arms Were Made and Delivered ..... Bases Loaded Our Punch ..... Task Forces Struck Hard ..... Invasions Were the Payoff ..... Battle of the Scientists ..... Our Built-up Power Was Japs' Doom ..... People Were Our Strength ..... The Cost ..... Unconditional Surrender ..... Big Dates of the War ] ..... Officer Training Plans ..... Saga of 'Can Do' Men ..... Battin' the Breeze on the 7 Seas ..... Hey, Doc! ..... Old Lady with a Past ..... Letters to the Editor ..... The Month's News ..... Decorations and Citations ..... Books: About America ..... U. S. Naval Vessels Lost During War ..... The Bulletin Board ..... Alnavs, NavActs in Brief ..... All Thumbs ..... Fantail Forum




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