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Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her

Verfasser/in: Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
Verlag: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Drawing on years of research and firsthand interviews with both American and Japanese survivors, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy draws a gripping portrait of men bravely serving their countries in war and the advent of a terrifying new weapon, suicide bombing, that nearly halted the most powerful nation in the world. In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new weapon: kamikazes--the first  Weiterlesen…
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Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
ISBN: 9780743260800 0743260805
OCLC-Nummer: 221962047
Beschreibung: x, 515 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Inhalt: Part 1 : Loomings. The path to Pearl Harbor --
Kiyoshi Ogawa --
1942 : Japanese primacy --
The USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) --
How it works --
Drafted : Japan 1941-1944 --
Saipan and the destruction of Japan's air forces --
First kamikazes --
The Bunker Hill departs for enemy territory --
Ulithi : waiting for battle --
Tokyo raid --
Fraternization and race relations aboard the Bunker Hill --
Students become Tokko --
Kamikazes strike Ulithi --
The Yamato --
Kanoya --
The real thing --
Grind --
Volunteers --
Desperation: May 8-10, 1945 --
Viceroy --
Part 2 : Rendezvous with death. Yasunori Seizo --
I found the enemy vessels --
Fire --
Smoke --
Water --
Helping out --
Damage control --
Rescue --
Burn --
Adrift --
Recovery --
Part 3 : Afterward. Damage --
Burial at sea --
Good-bye to all that --
Destroyer rescue --
The long voyage home --
Cherry blossoms --
Epilogue : Looking back --
Author's note.
Verfasserangabe: Maxwell Taylor Kennedy.

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Drawing on years of research and firsthand interviews with both American and Japanese survivors, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy draws a gripping portrait of men bravely serving their countries in war and the advent of a terrifying new weapon, suicide bombing, that nearly halted the most powerful nation in the world. In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new weapon: kamikazes--the first men to use airplanes as suicide weapons. By the beginning of 1945, facing imminent invasion, Japan turned to its most idealistic young men and demanded of them the greatest sacrifice. On May 11, 1945, days after Germany's surrender, the USS Bunker Hill--with thousands of crewmen and the most sophisticated naval technology available--was 70 miles off the coast of Okinawa when pilot Kiyoshi Ogawa flew his plane into the ship, killing 393 Americans in the worst suicide attack against America until September 11.--From publisher description.

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