Part I. The Normandy training ground — The formation of a crew — Off Normandy’s shores — To the Pacific — Part II. Into Pacific combat — Kamikazes stage a terrifying introduction — North from the Philippines — Part III. Hell from the heavens — First days at Okinawa — The triumph of Laffey’s gunners — Agony on the afterdeck — Defying the odds — A lasting legacy.;On the morning of April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey By the time the unprecedented assault was finished, thirty-two sailors were dead and more than seventy wounded. Although she lay shrouded in smoke and fire for hours, the Laffey Using personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and their wartime correspondence, John Wukovits breathes life into the story of this forgotten historic event.
From acclaimed historian John Wukovits, the untold story of the USS Laffey and her crew, who heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa which the US Navy describes Òas one of the great sea epics of the warÓ
Author: John Wukovits
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Genre: History / Military / World War II
Date Published: 2015-04-07
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