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The Resource Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack, John F. Wukovits

Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack, John F. Wukovits

Label
Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack
Title
Hell from the heavens
Title remainder
the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack
Statement of responsibility
John F. Wukovits
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing extensively on letters written by crew members, as well as interviews with and memoirs of survivors, this narrative for general readers, history buffs, and scholars describes the April 16, 1945, battle at sea, when the USS Laffey was attacked by 22 Japanese aircraft. The book includes a complete list of the crew, a list of crew members killed, and a list of crew members who received medals for their actions during the attack. --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wukovits, John F.
Dewey number
940.54/252294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D774.L3
LC item number
W85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laffey (Ship)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Japan
  • Kamikaze pilots
Label
Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack, John F. Wukovits
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Normandy training ground -- The formation of a crew -- Off Normandy's shores -- To the Pacific -- Part II. Into Pacific combat -- Kamikazes stage a terrifying introduction -- North from the Philippines -- Part III. Hell from the heavens -- First days at Okinawa -- The triumph of Laffey's gunners -- Agony on the afterdeck -- Defying the odds -- A lasting legacy
Control code
ocn884814507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823244
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884814507
Label
Hell from the heavens : the epic story of the USS Laffey and World War II's greatest kamikaze attack, John F. Wukovits
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Normandy training ground -- The formation of a crew -- Off Normandy's shores -- To the Pacific -- Part II. Into Pacific combat -- Kamikazes stage a terrifying introduction -- North from the Philippines -- Part III. Hell from the heavens -- First days at Okinawa -- The triumph of Laffey's gunners -- Agony on the afterdeck -- Defying the odds -- A lasting legacy
Control code
ocn884814507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823244
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884814507

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