The Battle to Save the Houston: October 1944 to March 1945

The Battle to Save the Houston: October 1944 to March 1945

John Grider Miller


an international struggle II event tale of epic proportions, this e-book tells the heroic story of a committed band of fellows who refused to allow their crippled send sink to the ground of the Pacific in overdue 1944. in keeping with over seventy eyewitness debts and thousands of professional records and private papers, it files in wealthy element the USS Houston's 14,000-mile perilous trip domestic to the Brooklyn military backyard. a part of Bull Halsey's recognized Pacific activity strength 38, the Houston's have been helping air moves as a prelude to the conflict of Leyte Gulf, whilst she took an aerial torpedo hit that brought on critical flooding. approximately two-thirds of the group deserted send earlier than the damage-control officer confident the captain she should be stored. one other torpedo hit days later complex the crew's determined struggle. Surrounded by way of loss of life, floodwaters, and fireplace, stalked by way of enemy subs, threatened by means of air assault, and operating from a storm, the lads of the Houston's remained towers of energy whereas realizing their send was once by no means greater than mins clear of breaking up. John Miller's action-packed account supplies insights into the character of heroism and management that stay precious this day. extraordinary photographic documentation accompanies the textual content.

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