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Pigboat 39

Author : Bobette Gugliotta
ISBN : 9780813146324
Genre : History
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" Constructed in 1923, the American submarine S39 was practically an antique when the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor. With defective torpedoes, a semi-trained crew, and a primitive ventilation system (hence the nickname), she nevertheless sank two enemy vessels and eluded pursuit to fight again in the Solomons. This is the little-known story of how an unprepared navy fought with what it had until the tide could be turned. Bobette Gugliotta was one of the S-39 wives. With the technical assistance of her husband, Guy, an officer who served on three of the S-class boats during the war, she presents an accurate and absorbing account of submarine operations and warfare. No less valuable is her candid and sympathetic portrayal of the men and women whose lives were caught up in the voyage of the S-39.

The Bravest Man

Author : William Tuohy
ISBN : 0307554872
Genre : History
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“There’s no margin for mistakes in submarines. You’re either alive or dead.” –Richard O’Kane Hailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard O’Kane, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his consummate skill and heroism as a submarine skipper, sank more enemy ships and saved more downed fliers than anyone else. Now Pulitzer Prize—winning author William Tuohy captures all the danger, the terror, and the pulse-pounding action of undersea combat as he chronicles O’Kane’s wartime career–from his valiant service as executive officer under Wahoo skipper Dudley “Mush” Morton to his electrifying patrols as commander of the USS Tang and his incredible escape, with eight other survivors, after Tang was sunk by its own defective torpedo. Above all, The Bravest Man is the dramatic story of mavericks who broke the rules and set the pace to become a new breed of hunter/killer submariners who waged a unique brand of warfare. These undersea warriors would blaze their own path to victory–and transform the “Silent Service” into the deadliest fighting force in the Pacific. From the Paperback edition.

Execute Against Japan

Author : Joel Ira Holwitt
ISBN : 9781603440837
Genre : History
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“ . . . until now how the Navy managed to instantaneously move from the overt legal restrictions of the naval arms treaties that bound submarines to the cruiser rules of the eighteenth century to a declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor has never been explained. Lieutenant Holwitt has dissected this process and has created a compelling story of who did what, when, and to whom.”—The Submarine Review “Execute against Japan should be required reading for naval officers (especially in submarine wardrooms), as well as for anyone interested in history, policy, or international law.”—Adm. James P. Wisecup, President, US Naval War College (for Naval War College Review) “Although the policy of unrestricted air and submarine warfare proved critical to the Pacific war’s course, this splendid work is the first comprehensive account of its origins—illustrating that historians have by no means exhausted questions about this conflict.”—World War II Magazine “US Navy submarine officer Joel Ira Holwitt has performed an impressive feat with this book. . . . Holwitt is to be commended for not shying away from moral judgments . . . This is a superb book that fully explains how the United States came to adopt a strategy regarded by many as illegal and tantamount to ‘terror’.”—Military Review

Indiana Military History Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015071149176
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The Register Of The Kentucky Historical Society

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ISBN : UOM:39015075738297
Genre : Kentucky
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Proceedings Of The United States Naval Institute

Author : United States Naval Institute
ISBN : OSU:32435075673848
Genre : Naval art and science
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Naval War College Review

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ISBN : UIUC:30112075628823
Genre : International relations
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Presumed Lost

Author : Stephen L. Moore
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124144150
Genre : History
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"Author Stephen L. Moore draws on personal interviews with the survivors, as well as diaries, family archives, and POW statements to reveal new details and correct longstanding errors in previously published accounts. Of the 196 sailors taken prisoner, 158 survived the horrors of the POW camps, where torture, starvation, and slave labor were common. This is the most complete and accurate record of their captivity experiences ever compiled."--BOOK JACKET.

American Bookseller

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The Uss Puffer In World War Ii

Author : Craig R. McDonald
ISBN : 0786432098
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This volume traces the career of the submarine the USS Puffer from the laying of her keel and her commissioning on April 27, 1943 until her departure for the scrap yard on June 27, 1946. Compiled from interviews with former crew members as well as other contemporary sources, it follows the crew of the Puffer through nine war patrols, emphasizing the connection between the physiological and the psychological as it relates to submarine service. Events recollected include the First War Patrol which resulted in a record-setting 38 hour submergence because of enemy fire; the amazing transfer of torpedoes while surfaced in enemy waters; and the wild bombardment of Japanese shore installation with the 5th deck gun.

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