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Author Wukovits, John F., 1944- author.

Title Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack / John F. Wukovits.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5425 WUK    Available
Edition First Da Capo Press edition.
Description xvii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280) and index.
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.
Subject Laffey (Ship)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese.
Japan. Kaigun. Kamikaze Tokubetsu KĊgekitai.
Kamikaze pilots -- Japan.
ISBN 9780306823244 hardcover
0306823241 hardcover
9780306823251 electronic book

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