In the words of those who manned her, the destroyer USS Daleas war comes vividly to life in this first oral history of a combat ship from World War IIas start to finish. From carrier raids on Midway, Guadalcanal, and the Solomons to the bombarding of Saipan and Guam in the capture of the Marianas, from the Aleutians in the far north to strikes on Tokyo and Kobe, Tales from a Tin Can re-creates the action aboard the Dale and conveys as never before the true grit of wartime on a destroyer.... Four-Piper Gedunk Destroyer Escort Destroyer Division Ensign Top Speed World War I destroyer design, featuring four exhaust stacks. ... General Quarters A mechanical computer that automatically controls the laying of the guns without manual intervention by the gun crew. ... Headquarters Imperial Japanese Navy JAG Jeep Carriers JOOD Kiyi Brush LCVP Lee Side Liberty 309 GLOSSARY E F G H I.
|Title||:||Tales From a Tin Can|
|Publisher||:||Zenith Press - 2010-06-12|