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South Pacific Destroyer (Library Edition): The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf

Russel Sydnor Jr. Crenshaw

Edité par Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2011
ISBN 10: 145263386X / ISBN 13: 9781452633862
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Titre : South Pacific Destroyer (Library Edition): ...

Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre : New

Edition : Library ed.

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Language: English . Brand New. Russell Crenshaw s riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers listeners a unique insider s perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Drawing on his experience as a gunnery officer in the USS Maury, Crenshaw s vivid, balanced, and detailed narrative includes the Battle of Tassafaronga in November 1942 and Vella Gulf in August 1943, actions that earned his warship a Presidential Unit Citation and sixteen battle stars. Crenshaw also discusses the impact of radar and voice radio, the shortcomings of U.S. torpedoes and gunfire, and the devastating effectiveness of Japan s super torpedo. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781452633862

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Synopsis : Today only a select few know firsthand what it is like to feel their ship shudder from the blast of their own guns, watch enemy guns flash back, and see friendly ships erupt in flames. Russell Crenshaw is one of those few. His riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers readers a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Russell Crenshaw was a gunnery officer on the USS Maury. His vivid, balanced, and detailed narrative includes the Battle of Tassafarounga in November 1942 and Vella Gulf in August 1943, actions that earned his warship a Presidential Unit Citation and sixteen battle stars. Crenshaw also discusses the impact of radar and voice radio, the shortcomings of U.S. torpedoes and gunfire, and the devastating effectiveness of Japan's super torpedo.

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