Magazine article Sea Classics

Sea Mail

Magazine article Sea Classics

Sea Mail

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My father served in the Naval Armed Guard aboard a tanker in WWII. He manned a 3-in/50 dualpurpose gun, among others. In reading your series on notable Naval guns of WWII, you have yet to mention much about the 3-in/50 which saw wide service on all manner of warships and merchantmen. Are you planning a feature on this very popular gun soon? My father, who is now 87-yrs young, would dearly appreciate it, as would I too.

Robert Arnold, Jr.

New Haven, CT

ED: Yes, Bob, we've received a lot of very favorable mail on this series and plan to continue it. A feature on your father's wartime mount is in the works and should appear in the next issue or two.


Enclosed in my renewal check for a 2-yr subscription. As a retiree on a budget, I had to let most of my subscriptions go, but not Sea Classics. I read every issue from cover to cover. It's the finest publication in print and I can't wait until my issue arrives each month. I especially like the little editorial goofs that appear now and then. Catching them reminds me how smart I am. My compliments to the editors.

Dennis Nepitano

Modesto, CA

ED: We know how astute our readers are, and that makes serving them all the more (pardon the pun) "challenging. "


As an aging "airdale" who flew off the Hancock (CV-19). I want you to know how much I really enjoy Bill Chatham's pieces on Naval flying in wartime. They have the ring of absolute honesty and humility· I understand from my buddies that Bill, who served in my sister Naval air reserve squadron during the Korean fuss, was also a professional dancer who appeared in many Hollywood musicals and recently passed away. Do you plan on running any more of his stories soon?

Marvin H. Moore

Jacksonville, FL

ED: Bill was good friend to all of us at Challenge where we helped him celebrate his 84th birthday some time ago. …

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