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December 1945 Issue All Hands Magazine

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December 1945 Special Section: The Navy and World War II. Listing of All U.S. Naval Vessels Lost During WW2. 80 Pages.


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THE BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL INFORMATION BULLETIN
DECEMBER 1945 NAVPERS-O NUMBER 345

VICE ADMIRAL LOUIS E. DENFELD, USN
The Chief of Naval Personnel
REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM M. FECHTELER, USN
The Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
Pacific Fleet Today 2

Springboard to Victory 4
SACO 8
SPECIAL SECTION * WAR ANNIVERSARY
The Navy and World War II 11
War Flared, Then Blazed 12
III Prepared, We Fought Grimly 15
Then, Growing Power Told 16
We Poised for Offensives 17
Arms Were Made and Delivered 10
Bases Loaded Our Punch 20
Task Forces Struck Hard 21
Invasions Were the Payoff 22
Battle of the Scientists 24
Our Built-up Power Was Japs' Doom 25
People Were Our Strength 26
The Cost 27
Unconditional Surrender 28
Big Dates of the War 28
Officer Training Plans. 30
Saga of Can Do' Men 32
Baffin' the Breeze on the 7 Seas 34
Hey, Doc! 36
Old Lady with a Past 37
Letters to the Editor 38
The Month's News 40
Decorations and Citations 59
Books: About America 68
U. S. Naval Vessels Lost During War 69
The Bulletin Board 72
Alnays, NavActs in Brief 78
All Thumbs 79
Fantail Forum 80

• FRONT 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.

• AT LEFT: Proud was the Navy and honored by the people this Navy Day, when President Truman led the nation in tribute by reviewing all types of Navy warships that had crushed the Jap Navy. As the 21-gun salute boomed over New York City, the Commander-in-Chief reviewed the ships in the North River to climax the greatest Navy Day in American history.

• INSIDE BACK COVER: The Navy is back in Shanghai and in traditional manner the Chinese bumboats sail out to greet the men who helped free them from Japanese domination — and to sell their wares.

CREDITS. Front cover, All Hands photograph by Constant; at left, photograph from Press Association, Inc.: inside back cover, official U. S. Coast Guard photograph. On pp. 40-41, all on left, official U. S. Navy photographs, on right, official U. S. Coast Guard photograph.

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