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Pearl Harbor Avenged USS West Virginia BB-48 By Corey Retter
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USS West Virginia BB-48 sunk at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, raised, May 17, 1942, rebuilt and modernized 1943 to 1944, entered the war against Japan in the final year of World War II, and entered... More > Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender, September 2, 1945.< Less
Iowans at Pearl Harbor Vol 1 By Fort Madison High School Music Department
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The Fort Madison High School Music Department had the privilege of representing the State of Iowa at the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor commemoration services. With the help of the Language Arts... More > Department, the students researched, wrote, and compiled the biographies of more than two hundred Iowans for this first volume who were present during the attack on December 7, 1941.< Less
The Crazy Life of Private Zachary Brown By Preston Glover
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An inspiring book about a fictional character during WWII. Being a poor person with little education, the military seemed like a feasible option for the sake of providing for a family. I am proud of... More > all soldiers who fought in WWII and any other war for the freedom of Americans.< Less
Such is Life in the Navy - The Story of Rear Admiral Herbert V. Wiley - Airship Commander, Battleship Captain By Ian Ross
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Such is Life in the Navy tells the story of Herbert Victor Wiley. Born in Missouri in the late 1800's, this man lived an accomplished life, both as a naval officer and as a father. His boyhood in... More > small Midwestern towns builds the character that will exemplify Wiley in his personal and professional life. Intelligent, pragmatic, courageous, calm... all of these attributes serve him well. He is fearless in taking to the air and builds a reputation as the consummate airship officer and a leading expert in the field. At the outbreak of World War II he calmly and bravely directs a squadron of destroyers against Japanese forces. Later, as captain, he guides his battleship USS West Virginia through fierce combat in the Pacific. He wins accolades for his leadership, perseverance, and achievement. Wiley handles deep personal loss with the same courage and stoicism he brings to his job. He is the doting father of three who must balance the needs of his family with service to his country.< Less
The Life History of John Chapman: A Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Story By John Chapman
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I tend to categorize the many Pearl Harbor Survivors, the sailors on the ships, the seaplane support sailors, the officers at their base, the child survivors, but John is part of a special category... More > of survivors, he was in the water, in the oil. John was extremely fit and was working part-time as a lifeguard while he was stationed at Pearl Harbor with the USS West Virginia (BB-48). John Chapman was up to his neck in water deep inside the West Virginia, he had a moment where he heard an Angel tell him to take charge. He saved many sailors at Pearl Harbor, more than thirty men just from the West Virginia, he picked up more from the water after he commandeered a boat, saving maybe more than forty lives total during WWII. John was a rescue diver during the war, receiving a 5-gallon can of ice cream for each pilot safely returned to the carrier! John Chapman is also a Korean and Vietnam Veteran. A US Navy deep-sea diver, he held the initial pilings driven on the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.< Less
The Life History of John Chapman: A Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Story By John Chapman
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I tend to categorize the many Pearl Harbor Survivors, the sailors on the ships, the seaplane support sailors, the officers at their base, the child survivors, but John is part of a special category... More > of survivors, he was in the water, in the oil. John was extremely fit and was working part-time as a lifeguard while he was stationed at Pearl Harbor with the USS West Virginia (BB-48). John Chapman was up to his neck in water deep inside the West Virginia, he had a moment where he heard an Angel tell him to take charge. He saved many sailors at Pearl Harbor, more than thirty men just from the West Virginia, he picked up more from the water after he commandeered a boat, saving maybe more than forty lives total during WWII. John was a rescue diver during the war, receiving a 5-gallon can of ice cream for each pilot safely returned to the carrier! John Chapman is also a Korean and Vietnam Veteran. A US Navy deep-sea diver, he held the initial pilings driven on the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.< Less
HENRIETTA MILLER (The Woman Behind Doris Miller) By Vickie Gail Miller
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Biography novel about World War II hero, Doris Miller's mother, Mrs. Henrietta Miller; also being author's father's (Mr. Selvia Miller's) mother. A story travelling far from her death in 1982,... More > connected as greatly to a worldly concern that Doris Miller will be awarded America's highest thanks, the "Congressional Medal of Honor," for his heroic contributions in helping to save America, on that drastic day of December 7, 1941, when after rescuing many of his fallen crewmen, along with Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion, Doris manned a machine gun, and fired upon Japanese bomber planes, shooting down as many as 5 of the bombers planes, and abandoned ship only after the commanding officer's outcry order over the intercom, "All able - bodied men! Abandon ship! Abandon ship!' Heroism far from Doris Miller's line of duty aboard the USS West Virginia. Yet, he fought above and beyond his call of duty, giving of himself, to defend America, being unbiased to creed or color.< Less

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