Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron

Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron

by John Wukovits

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306921902
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 116,818
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

John Wukovits is a military expert specializing in the Pacific theater of World War II. He is the author of many books, including Hell from the Heavens, For Crew and Country, One Square Mile of Hell, and Pacific Alamo. He has also written numerous articles for such publications as WWII History, Naval History, and World War II. He lives in Michigan.

Table of Contents

Map 1 Desron 21 in the Solomons ix

Map 2 Desron 21 in the Pacific x

Preface xi

Part I Origins of a Squadron

Prologue 3

Chapter 1 The Destroyers Go to War 7

Chapter 2 Initiation at Guadalcanal 25

Chapter 3 Naval Slugfest off Guadalcanal 48

Part II Desron 21 Holds the Line in the South Pacific

Chapter 4 Blunting the Tokyo Express 73

Chapter 5 Birth of a Squadron 92

Chapter 6 Struggle for the Slot 116

Chapter 7 Kula Gulf Confrontations 136

Part III Desron 21 Sweeps to Victory

Chapter 8 Climbing the New Guinea Ladder 165

Chapter 9 The Philippine Whirlwind 184

Chapter 10 Kamikaze Carnage 206

Chapter 11 Eyewitness to Victory 223

Epilogue 235

Chronology 243

Appendix I Battle Stars Awarded 245

Appendix II Location of Ships at War's End 251

Notes 253

Bibliography 275

Index 303

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Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read about the Navy destroyers. One f the best naval books about WWII that I have read.