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Some Must Die: A Marine Correspondent On Okinawa By James S. Nutter
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. After boot camp at the Marine Corps Air Station, El Centro, Calif., Nutter was assigned to the intelligence section of HQ Squadron, 2nd Marine Air Wing, MAG... More > 43, tasked to join the invasion force of Okinawa. He was issued a typewriter and assigned various report writing duties. Before long his experience, his age and his lighthearted, infectious personality, won him increased freedom and access to the stories unfolding around him. His account of the battles fought to secure Okinawa is often grim, but always with an eye for the determination and spirit that animated these citizen warriors, lifting them to the acts of sacrifice and heroism that fill these pages—the raw stuff of America's victory over Japan. Nutter Completed in 1945, Nutter was unable to find a publisher and died in 1950, and for some 70 years the manuscript sat, a time capsule preserving the stories of the men he got to know. Nothing has been changed.< Less
A Seabee’s Story: Tinian and Okinawa, B-29s and the Air War Against Japan By George A. Larson
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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
War Journey: Witness to the Last Campaign of World War II By William H. Dobbs
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. The author was inducted into the U.S. Army in April 1942 and served as a member of the 206th Port Company, loading and unloading cargo, as part of the 1st... More > Engineer Special Amphibious Brigade, for the invasion of Okinawa, on board an APA (Armed Personnel Assault), utilizing landing craft and DUKWs.< Less
Gung Ho Marines! World War 2 Memoir of an Amtrac Commander By Harry Lee Neely
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Merriam Press World War II Memoir Series. This is not for the faint of heart. Because Harry Neely is who he is, and has been through what he has been through, this tells the raw unvarnished truth of... More > the early 1940s, the dirty ugly truth about war. It reveals the hatred that is instilled into troops before battle. It reveals the brutality that is released in war. This is also about love, the unconditional love that a man displays when he retrieves the wounded under fire, or shares a poncho with a wet Marine, or saddles up and moves out to stop a Japanese counteroffensive. This is one man’s war as seen by one man and told by one man. It is also every man’s war in one way or another. If your brother, father, grandfather, uncle or friend fought as a combatant in World War II, read this and then you will know. From boot camp, to the invasions of Kwajalein, Guam and Okinawa, with a rest stop between invasions at Guadalcanal, this is Harry's war. 51 photos.< Less
A Seabee's Story By George A. Larson
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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
Marine Chaplain 1943-1946 By George W. Wickersham II
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. Seventh Edition 2017. The late George Wickersham's World War II memoir of service as a U.S. Navy chaplain with the 8th Marine Regiment training on Saipan for... More > the invasion of Okinawa, the Okinawa campaign, and the occupation of Japan, coming ashore at Nagasaki which was still smoldering from the atom bomb, and being stationed in Kyushu. It is believed that no other Marine Corps chaplain has ever written a full-length book about his wartime experiences, making this work a very important contribution to the growing literature of the war. This is one of the best written, most eloquent accounts of a man off to war, from the day he joins to the day he comes home. 45 photos.< Less
The Big Spud: The USS Idaho In World War II: A War Diary By a Member of Its VO Squadron By William Schumann
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. As well as being a memoir based on the author's secret wartime diary, it is also the only complete history of the battleship ever published. The author, who... More > served on the ship throughout the war, was the observer in a Vought OS2U Kingfisher seaplane used for aerial spotting and observation, especially during the shelling of enemy defenses during amphibious invasions. In addition to his diary, he researched the ship's records in the archives to produce this complete history/memoir. 79 photos, 43 documents, 2 maps.< Less
The Big Spud: USS Idaho in WWII By William Schumann
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. In addition to being a memoir based on the author's secret wartime diary, it is also the only complete history of the battleship ever published. The author,... More > who served on the ship throughout the war, was the observer in a Vought OS2U Kingfisher seaplane used for aerial spotting and observation, especially during the shelling of enemy defenses during amphibious invasions. In addition to his diary, he researched the ship's records in the archives to produce this complete history/memoir. 79 photos, 43 documents, 2 maps.< Less
Phalanx Against the Divine Wind: Protecting the Fast Carrier Task Force During World War 2 By Martin Irons
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. Halsey’s Fast Carrier Task Force was the ultimate naval armada during World War II. To protect the carriers squadrons of destroyers were placed in... More > harm’s way on the outer flanks of the formation. USS Haynsworth DD700 was one of 9 sister destroyers that formed Squadron 62. They fought in engagements in the South China Sea, Iwo Jima, Tokyo, and Okinawa. They battled Japanese warships, submarines, torpedoes, mines, and planes. On Apr 6, 1945, Kikusui No.1 was initiated, the largest kamikaze attack of WWII. The Haynsworth was the first warship struck. For the Fifth Fleet, it was a fight for survival against nearly 700 enemy planes in an epic battle that spanned 30 hours. Phalanx Against the Divine Wind contains possibly the last first-hand accounts of kamikaze attacks against destroyers. It is a riveting account of young sailors and their warships’ struggle for survival during their intense battles against the Japanese in WWII. 292 photos/illus, 7 maps.< Less
Phalanx Against the Divine Wind By Martin Irons
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. First Edition 2017. Halsey’s Fast Carrier Task Force was the ultimate naval armada during WWII. To protect the carriers squadrons of destroyers were... More > placed in harm’s way on the outer flanks of the formation. USS Haynsworth DD700 was one of 9 sister destroyers that formed Squadron 62. They fought in engagements in the South China Sea, Iwo Jima, Tokyo, and Okinawa. They battled Japanese warships, submarines, torpedoes, mines, and planes. On Apr 6, 1945, Kikusui No.1 was initiated, the largest kamikaze attack of WWII. The Haynsworth was the first warship struck. For the Fifth Fleet, it was a fight for survival against nearly 700 enemy planes in an epic battle that spanned 30 hours. Phalanx Against the Divine Wind contains possibly the last first-hand accounts of kamikaze attacks against destroyers. It is a riveting account of young sailors and their warships’ struggle for survival during their intense battles against the Japanese in WWII. 292 photos/illus, 7 maps.< Less

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