By John Grider Miller

A global warfare II event tale of epic proportions, this ebook tells the heroic story of a devoted band of fellows who refused to enable their crippled send sink to the ground of the Pacific in overdue 1944. according to over seventy eyewitness money owed and 1000's of respectable files and private papers, it files in wealthy element the USS Houston's 14,000-mile perilous trip domestic to the Brooklyn military backyard.

Part of Bull Halsey's recognized Pacific job strength 38, the Houston's were aiding air moves as a prelude to the conflict of Leyte Gulf, while she took an aerial torpedo hit that brought on severe flooding. approximately two-thirds of the staff deserted send earlier than the damage-control officer confident the captain she may be stored. one other torpedo hit days later advanced the crew's determined struggle.

Surrounded via demise, floodwaters, and fireplace, stalked by way of enemy subs, threatened by means of air assault, and working from a hurricane, the boys 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 provides insights into the character of heroism and management that stay worthy this present day. remarkable photographic documentation accompanies the textual content.

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