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Last Days of the United States Asiatic Fleet : The Fates of the Ships and Those Aboard, December 8,
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? After the attack on Pearl Harbor (December 7), American sailors of the Asiatic Fleet (where it was December 8) were abandoned by Washington and left to conduct a war on their own, isolated from the rest of the U.S. naval forces. Their fate in the Philippines and Dutch East Indies was often grim—many died aboard burning ships, were executed upon capture or spent years as prisoners of war. Many books have been written about the ships of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet, yet few look into the experiences of the common sailor. Drawing on official reports, past research, personal memoirs and the writings of war correspondents, the author tells the story of those who never came home in 1945.
Number of Pages: 421
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Greg H. Williams
Street Date: June 3, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-1294
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