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Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid

Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid

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by Peter Sasgen
     
 

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"Sasgen vividly recounts the pulsating drama of the Hellcats." - Naval History

In 1945, American sub force commanders believed that if the Japanese merchant fleet was sunk, the enemy would be forced to surrender. The problem: the ships were protected in the Sea of Japan by a barrier of deadly minefields.

Here, Peter Sasgen tells the

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"Sasgen vividly recounts the pulsating drama of the Hellcats." - Naval History

In 1945, American sub force commanders believed that if the Japanese merchant fleet was sunk, the enemy would be forced to surrender. The problem: the ships were protected in the Sea of Japan by a barrier of deadly minefields.

Here, Peter Sasgen tells the gripping story of Operation Barney, a daunting mission in which nine submarines, nicknamed Hellcats, were tasked with getting through the mines and decimating the enemy fleet. Drawing on original documents and the personal letters of one doomed Hellcat commander, Sasgen crafts a classic naval tale of the heroic submariners and one of World War II's most ambitious and dangerous underwater raids.

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"Sasgen vividly recounts the pulsating drama of the Hellcats... well-written, engaging, and fills in the last chapter of the Navy's submarine war against Japan."
-Naval History

"A worthwhile addition to most naval collections...Sasgen gives eloquent and accessible accounts for the general reader of the development of the FM sonar, the picking of the submarines, and Operation Barney itself...memorable and moving ...Deserves the commendation well done."
-Booklist

AMERICA IN WWII magazine
Only a little way into Hellcats, the reader may well find himself wonderin when this story will make it to the big screen. Fast paced, yetattentive to details…Hellcatsmanages to eb both a historical account and a real page-turner…[Sasgen] takes the reader through a voyage that will fire his adrenaline and break his heart.--(Michael Edwards)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451234858
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
722,382
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Peter Sasgen is the author of two previous nonfiction books on submarine warfare, including Stalking the Red Bear, a selection of the Military Book Club, and three submarine techno-thriller novels. He is a U.S. Navy veteran who lives in Florida.

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Hellcats 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
TeriJB More than 1 year ago
Well written and hard to put down. Story puts together view points of her last Commander, correspondence with his wife, the Commander of Submarine Pacific Fleet, Admiral Nimtz and pieces together the final and unfortunate loss of the Bonefish. It also talks about early sonar called FMS and its role in invading the bays in Japan where the Japanese Navy felt they were untouchable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I served on SSBN's so I've always been interested in the history of our submarine Navy. One of the reasons that I put in for and served on subs was because of the outstanding record our submariners made during WWII.This book just makes me more proud to wear my siver dolphins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's a good book to read. Peter holds your attention.
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