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Barcode50642000448199
LocationSW Smith
TitleTrial by fire / P.T. Deutermann.
AuthorDeutermann, P. T. 1941- author. (Peter T.),
Call NoFIC DEU
CollectionAdult Fiction
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International Standard Book Number 1250273048 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781250273048 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 9781250273055 (ebook)
Personal Name Deutermann, P. T. 1941- author. (Peter T.),
Title Statement Trial by fire / P.T. Deutermann.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ?20
Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.
Physical Description 245 pages ; 24
Content Type text txt rdaconte
Media Type unmediated n rdamed
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarri
Series Statement P.T. Deutermann WWII nove
Summary, Etc. "Based on a true story--P.T. Deutermann's Trial by Fire is a dramatic WWII novel of attack, survival, and triumph on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. March 19, 1945: The war in the Pacific approaches its apocalyptic climax. The largest wartime armada ever assembled, Task Force 58, is closing in on Okinawa; once taken, it will finally put American B-29 bombers in range of the home islands of Japan-and victory. At the heart of the fleet are 14 Essex-class aircraft carriers, including the USS Franklin, known as "Big Ben"-a 27,000-ton behemoth, home to 3,500 crewmen and 100 aircraft. Just after dawn, while crewmen prepare for battle, a single Japanese Yokosuka D4Y breaks through the clouds and drops two 500-pound bombs on Big Ben. The first rips through the flight deck's 3-inch armor to the hangar deck, exploding amidst two dozen planes carrying 36,000 gallons of gas and 30 tons of explosives. Rockets and bombs howl in all directions. Hundreds of men are forced to leap into the sea to escape, leaving the captain with only one third of his crew; there are more dead, wounded, and trapped men left onboard than able-bodied sailors. Trial By Fire is the gripping novelization of how, against all odds, the sailors of the Franklin were able to save their ship, after 3 agonizing days of battling the flames that ultimately claimed the lives of 832 men and injured 300 more. Readers will be astounded and humbled by the heroic actions of a few brave sailors in the face of catastrophe"-- Provided by publishe
Subject Franklin (Aircraft carrier) (OCoLC)fst006135 fast
Subject Franklin (Aircraft carrier) Fictio
Subject-Chronological Term 1939-1945 fa
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst017101 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Military operations, Naval American. (OCoLC)fst017102 fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations, American Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Pacific Ocean Campaigns Fictio
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Pacific Ocean. (OCoLC)fst012435 fast
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