[KINDLE] ❆ Hellcats By Peter Sasgen – Dailytradenews.co.uk

Hellcats summary Hellcats , series Hellcats , book Hellcats , pdf Hellcats , Hellcats f29d5502c8 Sasgen Vividly Recounts The Pulsating Drama Of The Hellcats Naval History In , American Sub Force Commanders Believed That If The Japanese Merchant Fleet Was Sunk, The Enemy Would Be Forced To Surrender The Problem The Ships Were Protected In The Sea Of Japan By A Barrier Of Deadly MinefieldsHere, Peter Sasgen Tells The Gripping Story Of Operation Barney, A Daunting Mission In Which Nine Submarines, Nicknamed Hellcats, Were Tasked With Getting Through The Mines And Decimating The Enemy Fleet Drawing On Original Documents And The Personal Letters Of One Doomed Hellcat Commander, Sasgen Crafts A Classic Naval Tale Of The Heroic Submariners And One Of World War II S Most Ambitious And Dangerous Underwater Raids

10 thoughts on “Hellcats

  1. says:

    As a former submariner, I enjoyed this Although the submarines I rode were many times larger and comfortable than the ones of WWII, there were times when I could identify with some of the feelings of the men on those submarines I am undecided as to whether the mission was unnecessary or not Maybe it was for revenge or maybe the higher ups in the sub program wanted to prove the submarines were a very viable weapon if used right I also wonder how many boats and men were lost because of BUORDs bureaucracy regarding torpedos and blaming the submariners for their failures I occasionally visit the USS Drum at Battleship Park in Mobile and marvel at the conditions the early submariners endured It definitely takes a different breed.

  2. says:

    The author takes a rather biased approach to submarine operations, and to Operation Barney he seems to blindly support them and provides no historical context to back this opinion He also has a creepy obsession with the female companions provided to the captains of the various submarines.

  3. says:

    Little known story of one of the last WW2 submarine missions.

  4. says:

    Very interesting, using Love Letters, Official Records from both sides, and older books Gives the reader a little insight to submarine warfare during WWII

  5. says:

    Forgot how much I liked submarine stories as a kid Great WWII tale of sneaking behind enemy lines with new tech that few people trust until it is all over.

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    They call themselves The Silent Service with pride, as a badge of honor They labor in silence invisible to the world above and elusive as smoke If successful, their exploits are never spoken of, never reported If they fail, all they leave behind is a pin on a map and a tag that says Missing presumed lost.In the normally clandestine and closed world of WWII submarine warfare, a secret mission was a guarantee that no one would ever know of success, failure, or even that an operation occured In Hellcats, Peter Sasgen gives honorable testimony to the contribution and courage of a group of 800 unknown men who, in the late days of WWII, risked all to press the US attack directly into the heart of the Japanese supply lines in an effort to strangle and starve an enemy who was expected to fight to the last man.Faced with unreasonable odds, and unreliable equipment, the Hellcats of Operation Barney threaded through minefields and enemy fleets, successfully penetrating the protective net surrounding Japan to show that there was nowhere the might of the US military could not reach A secret mission, in the late days of a war against a declining enemy who would be utterly defeated by atomic weapons just months after Operation Barney, these men and their mission could easily be relegated to a footnote scribbled in the margin of history Sasgen delivers a strong telling of the story, as an observer and in their own words, of the men and the mission of Operation Barney, shining a light on a mission perhaps minor in the grand view of the World War, but major in its example of fearlessnes, innovation and commitment to duty.A recommended read for any WWII or naval history buff.

  7. says:

    same subject as Admiral Lockwood s Hellcats of the Sea It can come across as dryly historical at times while outlining in detail the administrative political technical aspects of the daring submarine mission, and at others times is an interesting summary account of various ships experiences On the other end, it is touching since it covers the MIA stress and tragedies of the families and their struggle for the truth of what went wrong for one of the ships, struggling to discover the fate of their MIA men Submarines disappear without a trace and usually are all hands lost It strikes, a sometimes dry, balance of researched history and biography, so if you re looking for a put me inside a submarine to live the experience book, try Silent Running by Calvert, which written in the first person, and not a re tooled summary of an Admiral s book and various ships logs and interveiws, as this book is.

  8. says:

    This is a reasonably well written book about submariners in World War II It suffered from the same malady as many popular World War II histories lack of historical analysis It s not so much that I begrudge the author for not providing a historian s eye, but it makes for less of a vivid story There were far too many discursions into letters home for my tastes As a straightforward rendition of World War II history, though, it does what I like the most and focuses on individual sailors experiences For what it s worth, I read it mostly for the science technology elements key to this particular raid That coverage isn t exactly magnificent, but it s information that as far as I can tell would have been relatively hard to find elsewhere outside of industry or military publications It s worth a read for anyone interested in submariner experiences in World War II, or in the pre nuke technology of subs I wouldn t say it s a standout, but it s a solid entry in the genre.

  9. says:

    Submarine fans will enjoy this story of a group incursion into the Sea of Japan just before the end of the war This military exercise, like some others, is controversial to some today as the second guessing about how the war with Japan should have been brought to a close Fortunately, only one submarine was lost.Regardless, the book paints the work of the officers and seamen of this subs with high accord.

  10. says:

    This is an interesting book documenting a part of the WWII sub operations in the pacific I would have prefered a little technical information regarding the subs and equipment although I m sure it s all out there if I were to search Mr Sasgen succeeded in catching my interest in the human side of the story, although there are no doubt thousands of sad stories related to the losses of war.

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