US Submarine Crewman 1941–45

US Submarine Crewman 1941–45 cover

US Submarine Crewman 1941–45

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This book takes a close look at the "Dolphins" of the US Navy submarine force, it covers recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experiences, and discusses the effects of advances in torpedo technology on crew roles. The Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 battered the surface fleet, but the submarine force escaped unharmed. It was up to the "Silent Service" to spearhead the naval war against Japan, cutting her supply routes and neutralizing her naval threat. By August 1945, US Navy submarines had made 488 war patrols. The achievements of the "Silent Service" were not without consequence - 3,500 American crewmen lost their lives.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Enlistment · Training · Appearance and equipment · Everyday life · A typical wartime combat tour · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

Product details

Published 22 Oct 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841765884
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 82
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Velimir Vuksic

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