Surface and Destroy: The Submarine Gun War in the Pacific by Michael Sturma
I am actually about halfway through this book and find the material fascinating and the presentation lively and readable. Not a dry nonfiction history lesson! Why did I pick up this book? I am fascinated by submarine warfare as a subject, this time period in particular, because my father served on four war patrols aboard the USS Atule in the World War II in the Pacific. In fact he served on the diesel boats through the early 60s in Key West, where I was born, and Charleston, where my sister was born.
Many an evening he regaled me with his "war stories" from the sub service and his time in the US Navy. Sadly he passed in January 1996, so all I have are the memories....
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