The Malloy is fitted with the brand new long range radar system and is to serve as an early warning for the fleet. By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. Under the pressure of the never ending assault, the Malloy's captain breaks down and Miles is forced to step in. Remember, Okinawa Shima is Japan in their evil little minds. Lamont spent his time adjudicating minor discipline problems, accompanying me on my daily inspections, and generally walking the decks throughout the day and sometimes the night, keeping an experienced thumb on the pulse of the crew. This third novel is mostly sea battle scenes, yet the author holds my attention throughout. Deutermann and Susan Cornelia Degenhardt got married in 1968 in Florida; they currently reside in Rockinghman Country in North Carolina.
Instead of going to the State Department headquarters in Foggy Bottom as I expected, we went to the Main Navy Building on B Street, not too far from the White House. The story of the ship, it's officers and men as the relentless attacks wear them down makes for exciting reading. You and Lamont will police the lower decks for minor infractions of naval discipline. It begins with Guadalcanal and Midway and concludes with the largest naval battle in history, Leyte Gulf. Okinawa, on the other hand, is only two hundred and twenty miles.
What the kamikaze flyers attempted became increasingly lethal, increasingly clever, as did the tactics of the destroyers, and the arc of the novel reflects that lethal arc and that competitive struggle. That took some time, which meant many skippers were graybeards by the time the war started. Sed aliquam, urna ut sollicitudin molestie, lacus justo aliquam mauris, interdum aliquam sapien nisi cursus mauris. Unfortunately, there are no leads - it's as if the three just vanished into thin air. He describes battle scenes with a realism that makes you think you can smell the cordite and the gore.
My father, now deceased after his lungs succumbed to years of heavy smoking, never seemed to get promoted. Red hair, ruddy face, faintly pink eyes. The Japanese react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. Run the ship the way you want it run so that you look good. Confirmed bachelor, or so he says.
Beach's Run Silent, Run Deep. Has a great rapport with his chiefs, whom he trusts, as well he should. Chief Lamont turned out to be just the right-hand man the captain had described. This is as true to life fiction as can be written. The Japanese react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. Calm, cool, never loses his temper, unlike the gun boss.
This story is about the destroyer Malloy and it's crew who served on that picket line. That, as they say, was that. Navy's war with Japan while a mysterious love story about three Annapolis men in love with the same exotic woman winds through the bomb blasts and salvos. The story is good, the display of leadership is excellent. Nowadays, we get command because commanding officers who live to tell the tale evaluate us and then make recommendations.
By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan. The picket ships were a focus by Japanese planes because if they were gone the large waves of Japanese zeroes and bombers could better surprise and attack the navy ships supporting the invasion of Okinawa. Japanese kamikaze attacks on the assault fleet and support craft at Okionawa had to get past the tripwire of the destroyer screen first. He describes battle scenes with a realism that makes you think you can smell the cordite and the gore. They also had to worry about submarines.
His real name was Commander Carson R. The whole wardroom is actually way above average. Deutermann returned to the pentagon. Reporting aboard for duty, sir. Madge, that was her name, Madge Warrren, got her father into it. Deutermann is a very good writer who's able to describe sea tactics, ship and aircraft movements and crew interactions so that the reader is able to stay apace as the story and action unfolds. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of this novel.
Went to Franklin from Enterprise, this time as the gunnery officer. A good read but not fun. Deutermann is the author of sixteen previous novels, including Ghosts of Bungo Suido and Pacific Glory, which won the W. By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan. All that stands between the home islands and Allied naval forces are kamikaze aircraft - the Devine wind - and a few remaining submarines.
By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan. What drives Deutermann's typically excellent novel is the comparative learning curves of the kamikaze handlers and pilots and the destroyer crews. I must not show that, because the crew of this ship, most of whom are under the age of twenty-one, are already scared shitless each time one of those kamis comes out of the sky to kill us all. Stung by past scandals, the Navy moves to control the investigation by appointing one of their own, Commander Dan Collins, to take charge of it. His voice is perfect for this type of book. Miles being new to the destroyer tries out new techniques some successful others not.