By Robert J. Mrazek
One of many nice untold tales of global struggle II eventually involves gentle during this exciting account of Torpedo Squadron 8 and their heroic efforts in assisting an outmatched U.S. fleet win severe victories at halfway and Guadalcanal. those 35 American men--many flying outdated aircraft--changed the process background, occurring to turn into the war's such a lot adorned naval air squadron, whereas pain the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history.
Mrazek paints relocating pix of the boys within the squadron, and exposes a stunning cover-up that fee many lives. packed with exciting scenes of conflict, betrayal, and sacrifice, A sunrise LIKE THUNDER is destined to develop into a vintage within the literature of global conflict II.
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S. S. S. Navy in the conversion of high-speed submarines. Based on intelligence reports of German development of the Type XXI and closed-cycle undersea craft, in 1944 the British began the conversion of eight S-class submarines to high-speed underwater targets to train ASW forces. First was HMS Seraph. 8 knots in her original configuration. S. fleet boats were undertaken for a variety of specialized roles as the submarine community searched for missions in the postwar environment: cargo (designated SSA/ASSA), guided missile (SSG), hunter-killer (SSK), oiler (SSO/ASSO), radar picket (SSR), various research roles (AGSS), and troop transport (SSP/ASSP).
S. Navy and, especially, submarines in the post–World War II environment. S. 4 With Germany and Japan vanquished, only the Soviet Union appeared on the horizon as a potential antagonist of the United States. S. submarine force. S. D. Russia may either through military measures or political measures overrun Western Europe and obtain the advantage of the brains and technical know-how [of] the industry of Western Europe, probably including the United Kingdom. If that were to come to pass, thinking 50 years hence, it would change this whole strategic picture.
Warbuilt destroyers and frigates and even ASW aircraft would have great difficulty countering such highperformance submarines. A complementary antisubmarine strategy would be to destroy Soviet submarines en route to Allied shipping lanes and when the survivors returned to port for more torpedoes and provisions. Previous attempts at such ASW tactics included the Anglo-American North Sea minefield of World War I that sought to bottle up German U-boats, and the Anglo-American air patrols over the Bay of Biscay in World War II that sought to attack German submarines departing and returning to bases in France.