We Will Stand by You: Serving in the Pawnee, 1942-1945

We Will Stand by You: Serving in the Pawnee, 1942-1945

by Theodore C. Mason
     
 

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This view of the war from the mess deck of a fleet tug is far different from those written from a flag bridge vantage. A Navy radio man, Ted Mason recalls his years of action in the Pacific with candor and humor, offering perceptive evaluations of shipmates and exhibiting cool skepticism toward his leaders. The USS Pawnee rescued many ships during her 25-month… See more details below

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This view of the war from the mess deck of a fleet tug is far different from those written from a flag bridge vantage. A Navy radio man, Ted Mason recalls his years of action in the Pacific with candor and humor, offering perceptive evaluations of shipmates and exhibiting cool skepticism toward his leaders. The USS Pawnee rescued many ships during her 25-month tour of the South and Western Pacific, and this story of the heroics performed by her crew makes intriguing reading.

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Library Journal
By taking his title from the message flashed to the crippled light cruiser Houston by the fleet tug Pawnee off the coast of Formosa during the closing months of World War II and writing from the perspective of enlisted crewman, Mason ( Battleship Sailor, LJ 9/1/82) once again concentrates on average people in naval history. No glamorous battleship or aircraft carrier duty here, but simply the everyday life on a fleet tug and the feelings, hopes, and fears of sailors as they try to survive Pacific naval warfare. Those who think naval history is only about famous warships and their admirals will be pleased with this history of service on a fleet tug. Part of an excellent series, this is highly recommended for both academic and larger public libraries.-- Harold N. Boyer, Marple P.L., Broomall, Pa.
Booknews
The U.S.S. Pawnee belonged to the class of fleet tugs designed for deep-sea towing, salvage and firefighting during WWII. This is Mason's first-hand account of being a sailor during the Pacific war. No bibliography or index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557505811
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
Bluejacket Books Series
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
927,990
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.80(d)

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