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Title:
Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack
Author:
Wukovits, John F., 1944-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
Physical Description:
xvii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
The destroyer USS Laffey (DD-724), second in World War Two to bear that name, was attacked by twenty-two kamikaze pilots and survived severe damage in April 1945 during the invasion of Okinawa.
Language:
English
Contents:
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.
ISBN:
9780306823244
Format :
Book