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Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack

Author: John F Wukovits
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Wukovits
ISBN: 9780306823244 0306823241 9780306824548 030682454X
OCLC Number: 884814507
Description: xvii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: John F. Wukovits.

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From acclaimed historian John Wukovits, the untold story of the USS Laffey and her crew, who heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa which the US Navy describes "as one of the  Read more...

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Advance praise for Hell from the Heavens Evan Thomas, bestselling author of Sea of Thunder and John Paul Jones "John Wukovits is a master storyteller of battle at sea. With a fine eye for revealing Read more...

 
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