Red Scorpion: The War Patrols of the USS Rasher by Peter T. Sasgen

By Peter T. Sasgen

The USS Rasher was once one in every of America's so much profitable be aware warfare II submarines, and her wartime exploits earned her 3 Presidential Unit Citations. for this reason, the Rasher sank eighteen enemy ships and destroyed 99,901 lots, which used to be the second one maximum tonnage of the battle. The Rasher's 5th conflict patrol is the stuff of legends: in the course of a unmarried evening floor assault on a eastern convoy off the Philippines in August 1944, she sank the escort service Taiyo and 3 maru jap warships, and later in the course of the comparable patrol sank one other send. wealthy intimately and pleasing to learn, the publication covers all points of the Rasher's wrestle historical past in a fashion that either the final reader and veteran submariner will get pleasure from. The author's father served aboard the Rasher for all 8 of her struggle patrols, and this vigorous chronicle of occasions attracts from his letters and papers in addition to these of different staff contributors. In his exam of the standards that contributed to the Rasher's luck, Peter Sasgen can pay tribute to the skipper's bold and competitive tactics.

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