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By Robert Schultz,James Shell

A sailor’s impressive stories on an American submarine within the Pacific are candidly said during this eyewitness account of conflict from a torpedoman’s viewpoint. Robert Hunt controlled to outlive twelve consecutive conflict patrols at the submarine USS Tambor. in the course of the process the battle, Hunt was once far and wide that mattered within the Pacific. He stood at the bow of the Tambor because it cruised into Pearl Harbor simply days after the devastation of the japanese air raid, peered via binoculars as his boat shadowed eastern cruisers on the conflict of halfway, ferried weapons and offers to American guerilla combatants within the Philippines, fired torpedoes that sank very important eastern delivery, and survived a near-fatal, seventeen-hour depth-charge assault. For “exceptional ability and skillability at his conflict station” Hunt got a commendation from Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. This WWII torpedoman’s account of the conflict deals the infrequent viewpoint of an enlisted seaman that's not on hand within the extra universal officer accounts.

To catch the development of the Pacific conflict via Hunt’s eyes coauthors Robert Schultz and James Shell tested the younger submariner's conflict diary, in addition to group letters, pictures, and captains' stories, and so they performed hours of interviews. Their brilliant descriptions of the ways that sailors handled the tension of battle whereas at sea or on liberty convey a facet of the struggle that's not often said. Hunt’s submarine was once the 1st of a brand new fleet of worldwide conflict II boats and the namesake of an important type. His extraordinary tale provides additional luster to the heroic checklist of the submariners who served with him within the Pacific.

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