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A Close Encounter: The Marine Landing on Tinian By Richard Harwood
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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
My WWII Service Story By John Fecondo
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I was in high school when the rumors of war began to spread. We all knew it was our duty, to ourselves, to our families, to our communities, to our country, to serve the cause of democracy and... More > restore peace to a shattered war-torn world. I had to wait until my 18th birthday, in May of 1943, but by July I was able to begin serving in the Navy. The unparalleled global violence, death, and destruction that followed involved countless millions of individual lives, each with a harrowing story to tell. This book tells my WWII story, but in the telling it is apparent that it took everyone pulling together, each providing a unique and valuable service, to finally defeat the forces of tyranny and restore peace and democracy to the Western world. My name is John Fecondo.< Less
My WWII Service Story By John Fecondo
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I was in high school when the rumors of war began to spread. We all knew it was our duty, to ourselves, to our families, to our communities, to our country, to serve the cause of democracy and... More > restore peace to a shattered war-torn world. I had to wait until my 18th birthday, in May of 1943, but by July I was able to begin serving in the Navy. The unparalleled global violence, death, and destruction that followed involved countless millions of individual lives, each with a harrowing story to tell. This book tells my WWII story, but in the telling it is apparent that it took everyone pulling together, each providing a unique and valuable service, to finally defeat the forces of tyranny and restore peace and democracy to the Western world. My name is John Fecondo.< 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
Saipan Diaries By Rick Vaughn
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This BRAND NEW book was edited together from 5 different blogs I maintained while living on the island of Saipan. It also takes you through my (mis-)adventures as an English teacher in Korea, China... More > and the Philippines!< Less
Saipan Diaries By Rick Vaughn
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This BRAND NEW book was edited together from 5 different blogs I maintained while living on the island of Saipan. It also takes you through my (mis-)adventures as an English teacher in Korea, China... More > and the Philippines!< Less
Crew One: A World War 2 Memoir of Patrol Bombing Squadron 108 By Dennis Scranton
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. Memoir by a radar operator/gunner aboard a PB4Y-2 Privateer of VPB-108 in the Pacific, stationed at Hawaii, Kwajalein, Truk, Tinian, Peleliu, and Iwo Jima,... More > flying missions as far as the Japanese home islands. Contents: Pearl Harbor; Back in School Again; Another School; Fun for a Change; Flying at Last; PB4Y-1s; VPB-108; Acceptance; The “Privateer”; Crow’s Landing; Training; TransPac; Party Time; Kaneohe; Honolulu and the Bird Farm; Thieves?; Peleliu; Tinian; Getting to Work; Tinian Routine; Photo Business; In Retrospect; Other Crews; Lost Crew; Flying with Big John; Pappy; Tenaga Shima; Press Release; Crew Shot Down; Radar; Moving Up; Russia; Marcus Island; Marcus Aftermath; War is Over; Medal Time; Hitchhikers; Shipboard Life. 33 photos, map. Review by Dick Helling: This is another long overdue book on an aircraft people didn't even know existed. A very good read.< Less
Crew One: A World War I I Memoir of V P B-108 By Dennis Scranton
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Merriam Press World War 2 Memoir Series. Memoir by a radar operator/gunner aboard a PB4Y-2 Privateer of VPB-108 in the Pacific, stationed at Hawaii, Kwajalein, Truk, Tinian, Peleliu, and Iwo Jima,... More > flying missions as far as the Japanese home islands. 33 B&W photos, 3 color photos, 1 map.< Less
Coral and Brass By Holland M. Smith & Percy Finch
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Coral and Brass is the biography of General Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, known as the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious warfare. His book is a riveting first-hand... More > account of key battles fought in the Pacific between the U.S. Army and Canadian troops against the Japanese, including assaults on the Gilbert Islands, the Marshall Islands, the island of Saipan, Tinian in the Marianas and Iwo Jimo.< Less

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