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Swabby II: World War II Enlisted Sailors Tell It Like It Was--A Nation's Grateful Salute to the ...

By: N/A

Price: $48.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H3143


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Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy’s Costal and Motor Minesweepers, 1941-1953

By: David Bruhn

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B4909


Possessing insufficient minesweepers to protect U.S. harbors and bays as the threat of war in Europe spread, in the winter of 1939-40 the Navy began purchasing fishing vessels and modifying them to combat mines. One of them, Condor (AMc-14), first sighted the Japanese Type-A midget submarine that destroyer Ward (DD-139) sank on December 7, 1941 with the first shots fired by American forces during World War II. She would be one of six coastal minesweepers to receive a bat... View more info

A Destroyer Sailor’s War: The True Story of a Destroyer Sailor’s Life at Sea during World War II

By: Jerome S. Welna

Price: $35.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: W4928


The author, Jerome Welna, takes the reader aboard the USS Barton to his battle station on the bridge for a grandstand view of the army Ranger assault on Pointe du Hoc, located at the west end of Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944. The Barton provided artillery support for the army Rangers until target number one for the Omaha Beach sector was taken out and all German resistance eliminated. The author provides personal eyewitness details of the nineteen-day naval battle with naval ... View more info