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
     
 
With a view of the war from the mess deck of a fleet tug, an enlisted radio man, recalls his years of action in the Pacific. The book is filled with candor and humor, and offers perceptive evaluations of his shipmates and leaders.

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With a view of the war from the mess deck of a fleet tug, an enlisted radio man, recalls his years of action in the Pacific. The book is filled with candor and humor, and offers perceptive evaluations of his shipmates and leaders.

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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:
9780872497092
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Series:
Studies in Maritime History
Pages:
269

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