THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS: A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND.

By: Johnson, Marill. (Will and Marilyn Rayment.)

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Book Condition: Near Fine


178 pp, 8vo (9" H). "In 36 moths of sea duty as Radio Operator on five Merchant Marine ships, co-author Will Rayment encountered air bombings, typhoons and a tsunami while transporting volatile petroleum, munitions, landing craft, and troops. His tours on the Tanker 'Santa Cruz', the Liberty ships 'Gilbert M. Hitchcock' and 'Albert A. Robinson', the Refrigeration ship 'Grommet Reefer', and the Victory ship 'Fenn Victory' - along with his fellow seamen - were part of the contribution to America's war effort by much-overlooked and unsung heroes. The men of the Merchant Marine, and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard that accompanied them, endured extreme danger and hardship in their efforts to protect America's freedoms. Some 733 Merchant ships were sunk in the attempts to deliver America's war supplies for Allied troops. (This book) is a historically based tale of an unheralded part of World War II that needs to be remembered." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear.

Title: THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS: A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND.

Author Name: Johnson, Marill. (Will and Marilyn Rayment.)

Categories: Military - World War II, Military - Naval: World War II,

Publisher: Manhattan, Kansas, Sunflower University Press,: 2001

ISBN Number: 0897452585

ISBN Number 13: 9780897452588

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 22718

Keywords: Personal reminiscences, U.S. Navy, Merchant Marine, World War II, Second, Pacific Theater, Radio operators, Liberty ships, Armed Guard, Biography, Santa Cruz, Tankers, Liberty Ships, Gilbert M. Hitchcock, Albert A. Robinson, Grommet Reefer, Victory Ships, Fenn Victory, Sailors, Seamen, Mid 20th Century, U.S. Navy Armed Guard, Supply Ships.,