War patrols of the USS Flasher: the true story of one of America's greatest submarines, officially credited with sinking the most Japanese shipping in World War II

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Professional Press, 1994 - History - 465 pages
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During six war patrols from 1944 through 1945, the submarine USS Flasher devastated Japanese convoys in the South China Sea. She sank more enemy shipping (over 100,000 tons) than any American submarine & was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. She sank more Japanese tanker tonnage than any other submarine & made Reuben Whitaker, her first captain, one of the top ten submarine skippers of the war in both numbers of ships & total tonnage sunk. Here is the true story of this deadly submarine & her all-volunteer crew. Starting from construction by a new shipyard employing a large contingent of female workers, through a harrowing underwater war on the other side of the world, the story of the USS Flasher ends with her postwar dedication as the National Submarine Memorial. Interviews with surviving officers & crew document events omitted from official records. Declassified government archives & rare photographs have been assembled with many new charts, diagrams & illustrations especially prepared for this book. They graphically complement the heroic story of one of America's most successful submarines. To order: William R. McCants, 1015 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 249, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 or phone: 904-246-7685 or PROFESSIONAL PRESS 1-800-277-8960.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION JAPANS GREATEST
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COMMISSIONING
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TRANSIT TO THE WAR ZONE
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