Naval War College Review


Chris Madsen


Admiral Joseph Reeves was an impor- tant influence on the development of American naval aviation during the interwar period, but like many other se- nior officers who served in peacetime, he has not received the attention he de- serves. Thomas Wildenberg, building upon his previous work on dive bomb- ing in the U.S. Navy prior to the Battle of Midway, strives to honor Admiral Reeves with a scholarly biography fo- cused on his professional life and contributions.