References made to issues of ALL HANDS prior to the June 1945 issue apply to this magazine under its former name, the Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin.
THE BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL INFORMATION BULLETIN
AUGUST 1945 NAVPERS-O NUMBER 341 VICE ADMIRAL RANDALL JACOBS, USN
The Chief of Naval Personnel
REAR ADMIRAL WILLIAM M. FECHTELER, USN
The Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page Operation Beachhead 2 Building for Peace 6 Our Growing Mercy Fleet 8 They Return to Fight 12 3d Year: Waves Number 86,000 16 Bomrons Over Biscay 18 After the War-School? 21 Paper Bombs 24 Japs Do Give Up 26 Ration Rules for Naval Personnel 28 Battle Stars Listed 29 Along the Road to Tokyo 30 Navy Dailies, Weekly Starting 32 New Books in Ships' Libraries 33 Coast Guard Marks 155th Year 34 Magazine Digest 36 Letters to the Editor 38 The Month's News 40 Decorations and Citations 55 The Bulletin Board 65 What's Your Naval I.Q.? 69 Month's Alnavs in Brief 76 'All Thumbs' 79 Fantail Forum 80
THIS MONTH'S COVERS
- FRONT COVER: A seaman and the Commander-inChief 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).
- ABOVE: An aircraft carrier between war missions rides at anchor in a large Pacific harbor. Avengers, with folded wings are spotted forward on the big ships flight deck (Ofiicial U. S. Navy photograph).
- PICTURE OF THE MONTH (back inside cover): Rockets' red glare frames the Stars and Stripes in assault on Balikpapan, Borneo. For details of the picture turn to page 69 (Official U. S. Navy photograph).
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