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Hell from the Heavens : The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack
by John F. Wukovits


Overview - On April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa in what the US Navy called "one of the great sea epics of the war." Using scores of personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors' wartime correspondence, historian John Wukovits breathes life into this nearly forgotten event and makes the ordeal of the Laffey and her crew a story for the ages.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa in what the US Navy called "one of the great sea epics of the war." Using scores of personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors' wartime correspondence, historian John Wukovits breathes life into this nearly forgotten event and makes the ordeal of the Laffey and her crew a story for the ages.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306824548
  • ISBN-10: 030682454X
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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