9781591148456-1591148456-Death at a Distance: The Loss of the Legendary USS Harder

Death at a Distance: The Loss of the Legendary USS Harder

ISBN-13: 9781591148456
ISBN-10: 1591148456
Author: Sturma, Michael
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 246 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781591148456
ISBN-10: 1591148456
Author: Sturma, Michael
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Format: Hardcover 246 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sturma, Michael wrote Death at a Distance: The Loss of the Legendary USS Harder comprising 246 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1591148456 and 9781591148456. Since then Death at a Distance: The Loss of the Legendary USS Harder textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Only seven U.S. submariners earned the Medal of Honor in World War II. Sam Dealey, the USS Harder's commander, was one of them. His honor was awarded posthumously after the entire crew was lost off Bataan during a depth-charge attack in August 1944 by a Japanese convoy. The Harder's fighting spirit is legendary, and its record of sinking a total of eighteen enemy ships (with a tonnage in excess of 55,000) made Dealey one of the top five submarine skippers in the war. During a single patrol his crew sank five enemy destroyers in five short-range torpedo attacks - an unprecedented feat. In addition, the Harder played important roles in rescue missions, extracting secret operatives deep in enemy territory and saving downed pilots. Drawing on previously untapped sources, Michael Sturma, an Australian teaching at Murdoch University, details several daring missions, one that involved the heroic Australian commando Bill Jinkins, and puts the Harder's action in the context of the overall Pacific campaign. In do so, the author adds not only significant information to the Harder's story but also provides a fresh perspective on the submarine war.

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