Little Ship, Big War: The Saga of DE343 by Edward P. Stafford

By Edward P. Stafford

Manned nearly fullyyt through reservists, the USS Abercrombie (DE343) and her sister ships did the soiled paintings of the Pacific battle. They escorted convoys, chased submarines, picked up downed pilots, and led the touchdown craft to the invasion shorelines, but they obtained little credits and not more glory. This ebook is a stirring tribute to their heroic efforts, written by way of a naval officer who served within the Abercrombie in the course of the warfare and later grew to become a best-selling writer. First released in 1984, it has lengthy been acclaimed for offering a view of the military because the sailors truly observed it--the joys and pains, the humor and gravity, the successes and defeats.

Ed Stafford offers an real, daily account of existence on board DE343, from the conflict of Leyte Gulf and wooden responsibility opposed to kamikazes at Okinawa to the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Harbor. To create a correct photo he consulted send logs and after-action experiences and interviewed individuals of the group. even supposing the e-book specializes in occasions in a specific warship, it tells the tale of each small send and their valiant crews that rose to the problem and fought with every thing they'd till the warfare used to be won.

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