Hell-Diver's Vengeance by James Buchanan

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Ford Island barracks, 2300 Hours, Sunday, 7 December 1941:...in a state of delirium, cold and clammy from shock, I mumble into my pillow: ""I'll get a Jap battlewagon if it's the last thing...""

Midway Battle, June 5, 1942: The big one, Admiral Yamamoto's flagship...world's largest, most fearsome dreadnaught...the mighty Yamato, gets away unscathed. That's IT! Now IT has a name...IT replaces my imagined, nameless, hulk...the battleship I swore to get.""

CASU 24, Wildwood, NJ, September 1944: I hook up with the Navy's finest dive bomber pilot, Lt. Hugh Grubiss, as a CAC in the SB2C Hell-Diver.

Sunday, 7 April 1945: Lt. Grubiss pushes over into our dive on the zig-zagging Yamato. I yell, ""Squirm, you _ _ _, that's more than the Arizona could do."" Seconds later...

About James Buchanan

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Buchanan holds a Master of Arts Degree in Literature from the University of South Florida. He has published in numerous literary magazines, professionally written and edited nonfiction texts, books of poetry, and novels. he supervised Group Homes for Autistic Children in San Francisco, and for Retarded Citizens in the Experimental Community of Columbia, MD.
Published February 26, 2007 by Trafford. 259 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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