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The lonely ships: The life and death of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet [Hardcover]

This is a little known part of WWII that has been virtually ignored by historians. It's the story of what happened to the Men of the Asiatic Fleet who were trapped on the other side of the world on December 7th 1942, with no hope of any kind of rescue these men were on their own and their story is all about Guts and Gumption the like we love to hear about of our fighting men. My dad was one of them and never mentioned a word about it his whole life. I only recently pieced his story together. For these guys the war was much longer then it was for those who joined after Pearl Harbor and many of them were sprinkled throughout the Fleet as Battle hardened Veterans, such as Commander Ernest Edwin Evans who later won the Medal Of Honor at The Battle off Samar telling his men beforehand he intended to take his ship into Harms Way. My dad was there on board the USS Heermann and got a citation for his action. There were others also mentioned at this battle that were originally with the Asiatic Fleet.


The Lonely Ships- The Life & Death of the US Asiatic Fleet by Edwin Hoyt

    • Hardcover: 338 pages
    • Publisher: McKay (1976)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0679505784
    • ISBN-13: 978-0679505785
    • Book Club Edition
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