Passport Not Required: U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941
Naval Institute Press, May 31, 2013 - History - 192 pages
Before America entered World War II, twenty-two U.S. citizens went to England and volunteered with the Royal Navy. Commissioned between September 1939 and November 1941, they fought in the Battle of the Atlantic and on a variety of fronts. While the history of Americans serving in the Royal Air Force is well known, the story of these naval volunteers has not been previously told. Most trained at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, but since foreign military service was against U.S. law, their names were never made public. Now, after years of research, their identities and the details of their contributions can be made known.
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Stories regarding the 22 American citizens who joined the British Navy from 1939 to 1941. Much has been written about the Americans who joined the RAF with this the first story regarding those who served the British Navy. Read full review