South Pacific Destroyer: The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf

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Today only a select few know firsthand what it is like to feel their ship shudder from the blast of their own guns, watch enemy guns flash back, and see friendly ships erupt in flames. Russell Crenshaw is one of those few. His riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers readers a unique insider's perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Russell Crenshaw was a gunnery officer on the USS Maury . His vivid, balanced, and detailed ...

South Pacific Destroyer: The Battle for the Solomons from Savo Island to Vella Gulf 2009, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781591141433

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