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Rear Admiral Larry Chambers, USN : First African American to Command an Aircraft Carrier (Paperback)

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? The first African-American aircraft carrier commander, Rear Admiral Lawrence Cleveland Chambers (1929– ) played a prominent role as captain of the USS Midway during the Vietnam War. During the evacuation of Saigon—known as Operation Frequent Wind—he famously ordered several UH-1 helicopters pushed overboard to make room for an escaping South Vietnamese Air Force major to land his Cessna. Chambers, who had only commanded Midway for a few weeks, gave the order believing (wrongly) that he would be court-martialed for the $10 million loss. This biography covers his early life and military career, including his role in the desegregation of the U.S. Navy during a period racial strife.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: History, Social Science, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Ric Murphy
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2017
TCIN: 51966011
UPC: 9781476667270
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-9058
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