The Bravest Man

The Bravest Man

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a€œTherea€™s no margin for mistakes in submarines. Youa€™re either alive or dead.a€ a€“Richard Oa€™Kane Hailed as the ace of aces, captain Richard Oa€™Kane, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his consummate skill and heroism as a submarine skipper, sank more enemy ships and saved more downed fliers than anyone else. Now Pulitzer Prizea€”winning author William Tuohy captures all the danger, the terror, and the pulse-pounding action of undersea combat as he chronicles Oa€™Kanea€™s wartime careera€“from his valiant service as executive officer under Wahoo skipper Dudley a€œMusha€ Morton to his electrifying patrols as commander of the USS Tang and his incredible escape, with eight other survivors, after Tang was sunk by its own defective torpedo. Above all, The Bravest Man is the dramatic story of mavericks who broke the rules and set the pace to become a new breed of hunter/killer submariners who waged a unique brand of warfare. These undersea warriors would blaze their own path to victorya€“and transform the a€œSilent Servicea€ into the deadliest fighting force in the Pacific. From the Paperback edition.Some officers and men expressed a desire, in their frustration, to surface and fight the Chidori with Puffera#39;s deck gun, ... An order to don life-jackets in case the sub had to surface quickly produced a deeply negative reaction among crewmen.

Title:The Bravest Man
Author:William Tuohy
Publisher:Presidio Press - 2009-03-04


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