Trapped at Pearl Harbor: Escape from Battleship Oklahoma

Trapped at Pearl Harbor: Escape from Battleship Oklahoma

by Stephen Bower Young

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Trapped at Pearl Harbor: Escape from Battleship Oklahoma by Stephen Bower Young

Stephen Bower Young was a seaman first class assigned to gunnery duty in turret no. 4 on the Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Struck by torpedoes, the battleship started to sink, and Young and others became trapped when it overturned. Here, he recounts their terrifying experience with stunning clarity, recalling their frantic search for an escape route and horror at finding the exits blocked. He describes the water's inexorable rise, inch by awful inch; the sickening taste of fuel oil; the foul smell of the air; the nervous wisecracks echoing through the cold darkness; and finally the silence, as the possibility of rescue becomes ever more remote. Undeniably one of the most spellbinding events to unfold during the air raid, this true-life story of Young's escape rivals that of any fiction thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612512495
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 08/10/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 710,327
File size: 7 MB

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Trapped at Pearl Harbor: Escape from Battleship Oklahoma (Bluejacket Books Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
athan1821 More than 1 year ago
A good first hand account with interesting anecdotes about life aboard the Oklahoma mixed in to the account.