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A Seabee's Story
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. Tinian and Okinawa: B-29s and the Air War Against Japan. This is the story of the author's father's service in WWII as a Seabee in the US Navy. And it is also... More > the story of the war in the Pacific, in particular the invasion and capture of Tinian and, later, Okinawa. Also told is the story of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress and the men and women who built and flew the heavy bomber, from airfields in the Pacific, built by the Seabees. Contents: Tinian Island; Training of a USNCB; Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Naval Engagement with the Japanese Mobile Fleet; Tinian's Capture; Seabees Land on Tinian; Miracle of Construction; B-29 Operations; Okinawa; The War Ends; Peace in the Pacific; Notes; Sources; 320 photos, drawings, maps, documents.< Less
A Seabee’s Story: Tinian and Okinawa, B-29s and the Air War Against Japan
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Merriam Press World War 2 Biography/History. This is more than the story of the invasion of Tinian and Okinawa, the Seabees who built the bases there, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, the air war... More > against Japan, culminating in the production of the atomic bombs and their use against Japan. It is also the story of the author's father, George W. Larson, who served in the 135th United States Naval Construction Battalion on Tinian and Okinawa during World War II, and a witness to many of these events. 320 photos, drawings, maps, documents.< Less
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