The Resource Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

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Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her
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Danger's hour
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the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her
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Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
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Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on years of research and firsthand interviews with both American and Japanese survivors, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy draws a gripping portrait of men bravely serving their countries in war and the advent of a terrifying new weapon, suicide bombing, that nearly halted the most powerful nation in the world. In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new weapon: kamikazes--the first men to use airplanes as suicide weapons. By the beginning of 1945, facing imminent invasion, Japan turned to its most idealistic young men and demanded of them the greatest sacrifice. On May 11, 1945, days after Germany's surrender, the USS Bunker Hill--with thousands of crewmen and the most sophisticated naval technology available--was 70 miles off the coast of Okinawa when pilot Kiyoshi Ogawa flew his plane into the ship, killing 393 Americans in the worst suicide attack against America until September 11.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/252294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D774.B86
LC item number
K46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-495) and index
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25 cm.
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Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 515 p.
Isbn
9780743260800
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008015863
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ill., maps
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ocn221962047

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