Overview:Days of Steel Rain: The Epic Story of a WWII Vengeance Ship in the Year of the Kamikaze - During the late stages in the Pacific Theatre of World War II, U.S. Navy Captain George Dyer was wounded in action, but vowed to return. In 1944 he accepted an assignment on the heavy cruiser the USS Astoria. This was a "vengeance ship" whose mission was to avenge a sunken warship lost during the worst sea defeat in American naval history.Just getting into action would prove to be a battle. Dyer's crew was comprised of late-war draftees, disciplinary castoffs, and broken veterans of previous traumatic combat. The new ship herself proved a further liability--the product of a failing shipyard torn by labor strife, shoddy craftsmanship, and materiel shortages. From a typhoon where the ocean was enemy to daring rescue missions in the Philippines to a gallant turn at Iwo Jima to the ultimate crucible against the Kamikaze, the men of Astoria endured the worst of the final year of the war at sea. The reluctant "vengeance ship" was called to respond in a manner that could never have been anticipated. Throughout, the men slept at their stations, fought crippling fatigue, and tested the limits of human endurance.Days of Steel Rain brings to life more than a decade of research and firsthand interviews, depicting with unprecedented insight a group of American men fighting at sea. Throughout, author Brent Jones fills the narrative with secret diaries, memoirs, letters, interpersonal conflicts, and the innermost thoughts of the Astoria men. Blended with official records, Days of Steel Rain weaves an intimate, unforgettable portrait of heroism, endurance, and redemption.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726889-9780316451109. It was written by the following authors: Brent E. Jones. Book Days of Steel Rain: The Epic Story of a WWII Vengeance Ship in the Year of the Kamikaze, which can be read online, published by the company: Little, Brown & Company. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, Biography, History. The book was published on 2021-06-10 00:00:00. It has 352 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Days of Steel Rain: The Epic Story of a WWII Vengeance Ship in the Year of the Kamikaze has PDF format and is called days-of-steel-rain-the-epic-story-of-a-wwii-vengeance-ship-in-the-year-of-the-kamikaze.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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