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Lucky Sweetbrier : Coast Guard Cutter Survives WWII Okinawa Kamikazes, Typhoons and More...
by Tanney Edward Oberg


Overview - "The night before, a Japanese seaplane under cover of darkness, landed on the other side of the harbor - unnoticed. In the early morning, he took off and dove at a liberty ship, a short distance off Sweetbrier's port bow. The area wasn't even alerted - not a single shot was fired.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"The night before, a Japanese seaplane under cover of darkness, landed on the other side of the harbor - unnoticed. In the early morning, he took off and dove at a liberty ship, a short distance off Sweetbrier's port bow. The area wasn't even alerted - not a single shot was fired. He just came over the top of the mountain, picked out the liberty ship and dove right into it. Men were killed and damage was done. Our lookouts saw it all; it was a single float seaplane."

Radio Tokyo summarizing multiple raids on this date, claimed that they had sunk: one battleship, two cruisers, and two transports in this harbor - it didn't happen. Thus ended a busy month of almost daily air raids. Frequently there were multiple raids each day and night interrupting our scheduled navigational work. During this month of May 1945 there were 68 GQs representing 73 hours and 43 minutes at battle stations.

Includes chapters on devastating enemy attacks at Okinawa on LST 808 and battleship Pennsylvania.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780595355020
  • ISBN-10: 0595355021
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • Publish Date: July 2005
  • Page Count: 196
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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