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U.S.S. HOLT (DE-706) Destroyer Escort By Jeffrey E. Cope
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This is the true story of the men aboard the destroyer escort U.S.S. HOLT (DE-706) during World War II. The HOLT story begins with the ship's construction in 1943, launching in 1944, continues... More > through its missions in the Pacific, and concludes with its decommissioning after the war in 1946. Major missions included Leyte Gulf Landings, a slow-tow convoy to Mindoro, the Lingayen Gulf Campaign, and the Legaspi Operation. The HOLT was one of twenty-two Rudderow class destroyer escorts built during WWII. The HOLT and five other destroyer escorts became part of Escort Division 74 and participated in various task groups and units in the Philippine area. Enjoy learning about the ship's missions and the crew with their many stories as they served their country with valor.< Less
One Sailor’s Story: A Narrative of World War II by a Destroyer Escort Sonar Man By Malcolm Akey
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For Christmas of 1988 my wife, Doris, and our children Ronn, Carolyn and Phyllis gave me a tape recorder in order that I might record my story of the war. So during the winter of 1989, I taped the... More > story of my experiences of the time leading up to World War II and the time I spent as a Destroyer Escort Sonar Man in the Navy. My story ended up being 22 ninety-minute tapes. Over the course of 4 months during the winter of 2011-12, Erma Akey, my sister-in-law, transcribed my story using these tapes. My daughter, Phyllis Akey Gregg and her husband, K.T. (Tom) Gregg, edited this story. Thanks go to Erma, Phyllis and Tom for the time they spent on my memoirs of WWII. Additional thanks goes to my granddaughter, Cynthia Kiesel, and her sister-in-law, Janet Kiesel, for designing and publishing this book.< Less
One Sailor’s Story: A Narrative of World War II by a Destroyer Escort Sonar Man By Malcolm Akey
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For Christmas of 1988 my wife, Doris, and our children Ronn, Carolyn and Phyllis gave me a tape recorder in order that I might record my story of the war. So during the winter of 1989, I taped the... More > story of my experiences of the time leading up to World War II and the time I spent as a Destroyer Escort Sonar Man in the Navy. My story ended up being 22 ninety-minute tapes. Over the course of 4 months during the winter of 2011-12, Erma Akey, my sister-in-law, transcribed my story using these tapes. My daughter, Phyllis Akey Gregg and her husband, K.T. (Tom) Gregg, edited this story. Thanks go to Erma, Phyllis and Tom for the time they spent on my memoirs of WWII. Additional thanks goes to my granddaughter, Cynthia Kiesel, and her sister-in-law, Janet Kiesel, for designing and publishing this book.< 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
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
The Spirit of the Sammy B ebook By USS Samuel B. Roberts Survivor Assn
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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 benefit the USS Samuel B. Roberts Survivors (DE 413) Association, found online at http://de413.org.< Less
The Fighting Bob By Michael Staton
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Sub-titled: A Wartime History of the USS ROBLEY D. EVANS, DD-552. The destroyer Evans rendered invaluable service during World War II, including logistic support for carrier strike forces at Saipan,... More > logistic support for the Third Fleet fast carrier task force in the Palaus and the Philippines, fire support shore bombardment for the 4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima, and escorting Third Fleet carrier forces and performing radar picket duty at Okinawa. She is credited with destroying 26 enemy planes, and rescuing six downed American aviators. The author, son of one the crew members, set out to collect any data available about this remarkable ship and its incredible men. After three years of research and writing, finally their story has been told. 91 photos, 10 ill., 2 maps, two-view plan drawing, 4 appendices.< Less
The Fighting Bob By Michael Staton
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Sub-titled: A Wartime History of the USS ROBLEY D. EVANS, DD-552. The destroyer Evans rendered invaluable service during World War II, including logistic support for carrier strike forces at Saipan,... More > logistic support for the Third Fleet fast carrier task force in the Palaus and the Philippines, fire support shore bombardment for the 4th Marine Division on Iwo Jima, and escorting Third Fleet carrier forces and performing radar picket duty at Okinawa. She is credited with destroying 26 enemy planes, and rescuing six downed American aviators. The author, son of one the crew members, set out to collect any data available about this remarkable ship and its incredible men. After three years of research and writing, finally their story has been told. 91 photos, 10 ill., 2 maps, two-view plan drawing, 4 appendices.< Less
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

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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