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A dawn like thunder : the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight
Format:
Book
Title:
A dawn like thunder : the true story of Torpedo Squadron Eight
ISBN:
9780316021395
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
Physical Description:
xiii, 526 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents:
The sentinels. Smiley ; The skipper ; Swede ; The squire ; Old Langdon ; Tex ; Bert and Harry ; Grant and Whitey ; Ozzie and Rete ; Freddy -- Eventide -- He that she live this day and see old age -- When the sea shall give up its dead -- Sister Sara -- Dog Day -- The galloping dragon -- Resurrection blues -- The canal -- The groove -- Divine fire -- Out of the ashes -- Swede's refrain -- Homeward bound -- Appendix 1. The undaunted Mr. Weisheit -- Appendix 2. "They're still out there."
Summary:
An account of the contributions of World War II's Torpedo Squadron Eight traces their role in key U.S. victories at Midway and Guadalcanal, citing the honors achieved, and losses suffered, by its thirty-five members.
Subject(s):
United States. Navy. Torpedo Squadron 8.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean.
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