By John Wukovits
At the morning of April sixteen, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey observed what the total eastern air strength assembled without delay above. They have been approximately to develop into the ambitions of the most important single-ship kamikaze assault of global battle II.
By the time the exceptional attack was once entire, thirty-two sailors have been lifeless and greater than seventy wounded. even if she lay shrouded in smoke and fireplace for hours, the Laffey in some way survived. The gutted American warship limped from Okinawa's shore for domestic, the place the send and team will be feted as heroes.
Using own interviews with survivors, the memoirs of workforce individuals, and their wartime correspondence, John Wukovits breathes existence into the tale of this forgotten ancient occasion.
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