Tin can titans : the heroic men and ships of World War II's most decorated Navy destroyer squadron (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Tin can titans : the heroic men and ships of World War II's most decorated Navy destroyer squadron

Author: John F Wukovits
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring resume; it was the people serving aboard them. Sailors, not metallic superstructures and hulls, had won the battles and become the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Wukovits
ISBN: 9780306824302 0306824302 9780306921902 0306921901
OCLC Number: 952369729
Description: xiii, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins of a squadron --
Prologue --
The destroyers go to war --
Initiation at Guadalcanal --
Naval slugfest off Guadalcanal --
Desron 21 holds the line in the South Pacific --
Blunting the Tokyo Express --
Birth of a squadron --
Struggle for the slot --
Kula Gulf confrontations --
Desron 21 sweeps to victory --
Climbing the New Guinea ladder --
The Philippine whirlwind --
Kamikaze carnage --
Eyewitnesses to victory --
Epilogue --
Chronology --
Appendix I: Battle stars awarded --
Appendix II: Location of ships at war's end.
Other Titles: Heroic men and ships of World War II's most decorated Navy destroyer squadron
Responsibility: John F. Wukovits.

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An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the exploits of the destroyer squadron that put up the most impressive record of any naval squadron during the war  Read more...

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