The Resource Battle stars for the "Cactus Navy" : America's fishing vessels and yachts in World War II, David D. Bruhn

Battle stars for the "Cactus Navy" : America's fishing vessels and yachts in World War II, David D. Bruhn

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Battle stars for the "Cactus Navy" : America's fishing vessels and yachts in World War II
Title
Battle stars for the "Cactus Navy"
Title remainder
America's fishing vessels and yachts in World War II
Statement of responsibility
David D. Bruhn
Title variation
America's fishing vessels and yachts in World War II
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Language
eng
Summary
"Following Pearl Harbor, the Navy obtained 700 vessels from private owners, armed them, designated them patrol yachts or patrol craft, and sent them to sea. The vessels spanned the spectrum from yacht to waterfront work-horse -- fishing vessel, whaler, tug, and freighter. San Diego tuna fishermen donned Navy uniforms without the benefit of "boot camp" training and went off to war. They were joined by fishermen and yachtsmen from ports and harbors accross America. Vessels at Guadalcanal, Saipan, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Leyte, and Balikpapan earned battle stars; officers and men aboard them received the Navy Cross, and other awards for acts of heroism performed under fire. All of the unheralded vessels served when called, and mustered out when no longer needed."--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D773
LC item number
.B78 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Battle stars for the "Cactus Navy" : America's fishing vessels and yachts in World War II, David D. Bruhn
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Battle stars for the "Cactus Navy" : America's fishing vessels and yachts in World War II, David D. Bruhn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "Cactus Navy" at Guadalcanal -- War plan - Rainbow No. 5 -- Overview of the patrol yacht and "yippie" fleets -- Japan's submarine offensive off America's West Coast -- West Coast defense measures and the Navy's "Q-ships" -- War in the Aleutians -- The Battle of Midway -- Loss of Guam and the Philippines -- Cutter McLain and YP-251 sink submarine in Alaskan waters -- U-boat attacks in Torpedo Junction -- Gulf, Panama, and Caribbean Sea frontiers -- Additional tuna clippers sent to the South Pacific -- Consolidation of the Southern Solomon Islands -- Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina -- Breaking the Bismarck Islands barrier -- Tarawa -- The Marianas - Saipan, Guam, and Tinian -- The Leyte landings and aftermath -- The assault and occupation of Iwo Jima and Okinawa -- Mine clearance at Balikpapan, Borneo -- Postscript -- Appendices -- A: Yard patrol craft (YP) -- B: Patrol yachts (PY) -- C: Coastal patrol yachts (PYc) -- D. Vaughn, Murphy and Nevle Navy Cross Medal citations -- E. Raymond, Petritz, and Strand Navy Cross Medal citations -- F. YP-389 crew list -- G. Patrol yacht, converted yacht, and YP unit awards -- H. Letter from the Secretary of the Navy to A. Donham Owen
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18556734
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  • 23 cm
  • 23 cm
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Extent
  • xxvi, 376 pages
  • xxvi, 376 pages
Isbn
9780788460012
Isbn Type
(clothbound)
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2015302429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • illustrations, maps
  • illustrations, maps

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