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The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf By Robert Jon Cox
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5th Edition softcover (PerfectBind). The true story of Rear Admiral Clifton A.F. 'Ziggy' Sprague's U.S. Seventh Fleet Task Unit 77.4.3, Taffy III, in action against Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's... More > Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force on 25 October 1944. Task Unit 77.4.3 consisted of six escort carriers (CVEs) FANSHAW BAY, ST LO, WHITE PLAINS, KALININ BAY, KITKUN BAY, & GAMBIER BAY, three destroyers (DDs) HOEL, HEERMANN, & JOHNSTON, and four smaller destroyer escorts (DEs) JOHN C. BUTLER, DENNIS, RAYMOND, & SAMUEL B. ROBERTS. They fought the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force at Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944, sustaining losses of five warships sunk and nearly all remaining warships heavily damaged; with the high cost of nearly 900 American lives. This edition includes maps & illustrations of the battle, biographies of the CVE admirals and a select few of the Commanding Officers. Includes an extensive index.< Less
The Battle Off Samar - Taffy III at Leyte Gulf By Robert Jon Cox
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5th Edition hardcover (Casewrap). The true story of Rear Admiral Clifton A.F. 'Ziggy' Sprague's U.S. Seventh Fleet Task Unit 77.4.3, Taffy III, in action against Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's Imperial... More > Japanese Navy Centre Force on 25 October 1944. Task Unit 77.4.3 consisted of six escort carriers (CVEs) FANSHAW BAY, ST LO, WHITE PLAINS, KALININ BAY, KITKUN BAY, & GAMBIER BAY, three destroyers (DDs) HOEL, HEERMANN, & JOHNSTON, and four smaller destroyer escorts (DEs) JOHN C. BUTLER, DENNIS, RAYMOND, & SAMUEL B. ROBERTS. They fought the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force at Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944, sustaining losses of five warships sunk and nearly all remaining warships heavily damaged; with the high cost of nearly 900 American lives. This edition includes maps & illustrations of the battle, biographies of the CVE admirals and a select few of the Commanding Officers. Includes an extensive index.< Less
Survivor: USS Russell a World War Two Destroyer By Barry Friedman
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In Survivor you'll follow the destroyer USS Russell through six grueling years of warfare from the Battle of the Atlantic escorting merchant ships in convoys under constant attack by German u-boats.... More > When the United States became involved in World War Two after the attack on Pearl Harbor , Russell moved to the Pacific. There she was part of the fighting forces in sixteen major campaigns including Midway and Okinawa. Russell took part in General MacArthur’s return to the Philippines at Leyte and in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. At the mouth of Manila Bay, she engaged and sunk a Japanese destroyer. Russell led a charmed life. After battling a determined enemy in ships, planes and submarines, where so many other ships were sunk or badly damaged, the good ship brought her crew back home at the end of the bloody conflict. And she brought them back alive. She was a true survivor.< Less
Portrait of American Patriotism By John G. Rothlauf, Patricia L. Meyers
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John G. Rothlauf grew up during the depression in Albany, NY with a father confined to a hospital and a mother and three younger siblings to provide for. Once he was sure they were taken care of, he... More > joined the Navy. He spent spent most of his Navy time aboard the USS Indus in the Pacific during WWII. John particpated as part of the 7th Fleet during the Invasion of the Phillipines and was part the largest naval battle of all time - the battle of Leyte Gulf. He contributed to the war effort as many of the Greatest Generation did and, after the war, was able to have the American life they all fought for.< Less
Grumman F6F Hellcat Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Navy
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The most successful naval fighter aircraft in history, the Grumman F6F Hellcat accounted for nearly 5200 kills during WWII. The Hellcat featured self-sealing fuel tanks, a bullet- resistant... More > windscreen, and hydraulically-operated landing gear. The plane was rugged, and carried over 200 pounds of armor. Despite this, it was highly maneuverable and fast, thanks to a 2000 hp engine. Nearly 12,300 F6Fs were made during the war. They first saw action during the Tarawa invasion, and subsequently flew in every battle of the Pacific campaign. Hellcats accounted for nearly 75% of all aircraft kills in the Pacific. Originally created by the U.S. Navy, this flight operating manual taught pilot's everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. It's a wonderful guide to one of history's great planes. Please note, this manual has been slightly reformatted and some color diagrams appear in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
The Bells of Balangiga By Eleonor Mendoza
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Long ago the tolling of the bells in Balangiga, Samar, portended the nadir of U.S.-Philippine relationship as U.S. Forces and Philippine rebels committed atrocities against each other. From poles... More > apart, a love that was in bloom was set back then. The complex relationship of the two countries continued until both were faced by the prospect of fighting a common enemy in WW II. Would fate now be kinder to another love?< Less
The Bells of Balangiga By Eleonor Mendoza
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Long ago the tolling of the bells in Balangiga, Samar, portended the nadir of U.S.-Philippine relationship as U.S. Forces and Philippine rebels committed atrocities against each other. From poles... More > apart, a love that was in bloom was set back then. The complex relationship of the two countries continued until both were faced by the prospect of fighting a common enemy in WW II. Would fate now be kinder to another love?< Less
The Spirit of the Sammy B By RADM Robert W. Copeland (USNR), with Jack E. O'Neill
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Now pull up a chair and listen to the impressive true story of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS, DE-413, as told by Robert W. Copeland, Commanding Officer. Copeland describes how he and his hard-hitting... More > crew, and a little ship that could, assembled together and fought in the greatest sea battle of all time, the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf. All net proceeds go to keeping alive the memory of the the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413) and her crew. Survivors Association found online at http://de413.org.< Less
Devotions from Solvang By Verner Carlsen
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This is a book of devotions given by a Lutheran pastor to his retirement community in the last years of his life. They represent the culmination of all his spiritual wisdom from a long life in... More > service to God and our country. He was almost killed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II.< Less
Devotions from Solvang By Verner Carlsen
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This is a book of devotions given by a Lutheran pastor to his retirement community in the last years of his life. They represent the culmination of all his spiritual wisdom from a long life in... More > service to God and our country. He was almost killed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II.< Less