of the Heavy Cruiser USS Boston and Task Force 58
in Combat Operations Against the Empire of Japan
by Steve Kelly
In January 1944, the US Navy warships of Task Force 58 began advancing across the Central Pacific, attacking the defenses of the Empire of Japan, island by island. A year and a half later, the ships were anchored in Tokyo Harbor for the signing of Japan’s unconditional surrender.
Experience this remarkable group of ships’ dramatic combat operations as seen through the eyes of Signalman 1st Class William Kelly from his vantage point high above the decks on the signal bridge of the heavy cruiser, USS Boston CA-69.
Read as the great offensive campaigns unfold: the capture of the Marshall and Mariana Islands, the Hollandia offensive, the operations to liberate the Philippines; then follow the Task Force as Iwo Jima and Okinawa are captured and Japan itself attacked. Experience the devastating Typhoon Cobra. Read about the famous Battles of the Philippine Sea; the Marianas Turkey Shoot; the nail-biting tow of the crippled heavy cruisers Canberra and Houston, damaged in the Battle of Formosa; and the tragic sinking of the Indianapolis.
This fascinating and informative non-fiction book, 384 pages long, includes many historic photos and maps created by the author.
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