The USS Ward: An Operational History of the Ship That Fired the First American Shot of World War II Richard P. Klobuchar

ISBN: 9780786423842

Published: April 1st 2006

Hardcover

268 pages


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The USS Ward: An Operational History of the Ship That Fired the First American Shot of World War II  by  Richard P. Klobuchar

The USS Ward: An Operational History of the Ship That Fired the First American Shot of World War II by Richard P. Klobuchar
April 1st 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 268 pages | ISBN: 9780786423842 | 7.11 Mb

In 1940, with the threat of war in the Pacific imminent, the United States was forced to expand its fleet as quickly as possible, recommissioning ?four stackers? from the navys reserve fleet. Among the recommisioned ships was the USS Ward, whichMoreIn 1940, with the threat of war in the Pacific imminent, the United States was forced to expand its fleet as quickly as possible, recommissioning ?four stackers? from the navys reserve fleet. Among the recommisioned ships was the USS Ward, which fired the first shot in Americas war against Japan and served three years in combat until it was sunk on December 7, 1944.

From the first confrontation at Pearl Harbor through the Wards last mission in the Philippines, this history gives a detailed account of the life and times of the ship and her crew of 125 men. The work provides a vivid description of the Wards service during World War II. Interviews with surviving crewmen and forewords by former crewmen are included. Other sources include information from the National Archives and the Naval Historical Center.

Appendices provide Ward technical data, a chronology of major events, listings of citations earned in World War II and of amphibious landings, and a roster of personnel.



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