Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack by John WukovitsHell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack by John Wukovits

Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack

byJohn Wukovits

Paperback | April 5, 2016

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On April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey heroically withstood twenty-two kamikaze attacks at Okinawa in what the US Navy called "one of the great sea epics of the war." Using scores of personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors' wartime correspondence, historian John Wukovits breathes life into this nearly forgotten event and makes the ordeal of the Laffey and her crew a story for the ages.
John Wukovits is a military expert specializing in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He is the author of many books, including For Crew and Country, One Square Mile of Hell, and Pacific Alamo. He has also written numerous articles for such publications as WWII History, Naval History, and World War II. He lives in Michigan.
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Title:Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze AttackFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 5.88 × 1 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030682454X

ISBN - 13:9780306824548

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great story of the ship that wouldn't die A story about an amazing crew. Brings out emotions from the bravery described in these men.
Date published: 2016-12-13

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"[A] tale of great courage...This is an excellent tome that provides a lucid account of 'what a group of individuals can do when united by sound leadership and a deep sense of duty.'"
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