November 2006

Volume 5, No. 6

Cover: Captain Clark Gable was photographed in 1943 in his capacity as captain of gunnery at an American bomber station somewhere in England. Photo by Fred Ramage. Courtesy of Getty Images.

November 2006

WWII History

Operation Matterhorn

by John Kennedy Ohl

Most writings about World War II tend to attribute the success or failure of military operations to the skill with which generals and admirals handled their forces in battle and to the fighting abilities of soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Read more

Joe Dimaggio, the famed Yankee Clipper, steals home during a game against the Chicago White Sox in May 1942. Dimaggio set a record the previous season for his 56-game hitting streak.

November 2006

WWII History

Baseball Goes to War

By Roy Morris Jr.

In December 1941, after four decades of play in the same sixteen eastern and midwestern cities, major league baseball was finally coming to the west coast. Read more

November 2006

WWII History, Dispatches

Battle Off Samar

Dear Editor,

In the September 2006 issue of your magazine there is, on page 42, an article about the Battle off Samar. Read more

Smoke billows from a generator employed at Ludwigshafen along the banks of the Rhine River. The ruins of the city of Mannheim, Germany, are visible in the background.

November 2006

WWII History, Ordnance

Smokescreens: Fighting for Metz

By Jon Latimer

With the defeat of the German Seventh Army and the closing of the Falaise Gap in the summer of 1944, the Allies pursued the retreating enemy across France. Read more

November 2006

WWII History, Books

The Battle of the Atlantic

By Mason B. Webb

Between 1939 and 1945, over 72,000 Allied sailors, Navy airmen, and merchant seamen lost their lives in the Atlantic Ocean while attempting to deliver the food, weapons, and other supplies desperately needed by Britain and the Soviet Union in their titanic struggle against Nazi Germany. Read more