Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid

Hellcats The Epic Story of World War II s Most Daring Submarine Raid 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 sur

  • Title: Hellcats: The Epic Story of World War II's Most Daring Submarine Raid
  • Author: Peter Sasgen
  • ISBN: 9781101475034
  • Page: 176
  • Format: ebook
  • Sasgen vividly recounts the pulsating drama of the Hellcats Naval History In 1945, 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 minefields.Here, Peter Sasgen tells the gripping story of Operation Barney, a da Sasgen vividly recounts the pulsating drama of the Hellcats Naval History In 1945, 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 minefields.Here, 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.

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    1. As a former submariner, I enjoyed this. Although the submarines I rode were many times larger and more 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 BU [...]


    2. 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 occu [...]


    3. (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 [...]


    4. 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' expe [...]


    5. 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.


    6. This is an interesting book documenting a part of the WWII sub operations in the pacific. I would have prefered a little more 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.


    7. A well written account of a monumental shift supremacy in the Pacific. This book delves into the multi-pronged attempts to end the Second World War. A secret mission which, if successful, would break the back of the Japanese and force their surrender. Sasgen blends the strategic with the personal to paint a picture of the heroes of underwater warfare.


    8. Unfortunately, this is one of those popular military history books that can't just stick to the facts, or even stick mostly to the facts with a little clearly labeled speculation to try to maximize the excitement. It has to try to jerk the reader's emotions around by emphasizing all the great and small tragedies of war.


    9. I'm an avid reader of submarine WWII history in the Pacific theatre and had high hopes for this book.I found only a few new morsels of history in this book and was saddened to read about what I think was a needless high risk mission such as this book covers so late in the war.


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