Bluejacket Odyssey, 1942-1946 Guadalcanal to Bikini, 1942-1946, Naval Armed Guard in the Pacific

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Just barely old enough, Bill McGee joined the US Navy Armed Guard to protect the critical supply lines during World War II. His 'Kid's Cruise', as they were called, threw him in the middle of air attacks at Guadalcanal, torpedoings in the South Pacific, carried him through the war in the Western Pacific and ended at Operation Crossroads, the atomic bomb tests at Bikini. Along the way he experienced the ups and downs of Navy life -- boot camp in Idaho, Armed Guard school, life on a merchant ship, duty in the battle fleet, at ...

Bluejacket Odyssey, 1942-1946 Guadalcanal to Bikini, 1942-1946, Naval Armed Guard in the Pacific 2000, BMC Publications, Santa Barbara, CA

ISBN-13: 9780970167804

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