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The author shares his war experiences, his role in the Japanese surrender, and his participation in the setting of a world's record for longest submerged voyage
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"The U.S. Navy's most innovative, non-conforming, daring skipper tells in intimate detail a gripping and exciting story―unashamed in sorrow, proud in record-setting accomplishment, rich in humor. Great!"―Adm. I.J. Galantin, USN (Ret.), author of Take Her Deep
"An authoritative, useful, and interesting view of Pacific Ocean submarine operations."―American Historical Review
"Provides the layperson with an interesting, exciting, and ultimately satisfying account of submarine service, both during WWII and the Korean War."―Choice
"An extraordinary story . . . Schratz is a superb observer!"―Friday Review of Defense Literature
"An ebullient, consistently engrossing memoir of submarine service in WWII's Pacific theater and during the Korean conflict."―Kirkus Reviews
"An action-filled account of the wartime operations of the Navy submarine fleet."―McCormick (SC) Messenger
"Serves as a moving testimonial to the many brave men with whom he served."―Northern Mariner
"A commanding and well told tale . . . . Schratz succeeds in making wartime submarining come alive for nonsubmariners."―Shipmate
"Fascinating . . . A delight to read not only because it is well written but because it is so very real seen through the eyes of a completely involved observer."―Submarine Review
"Schratz's description of life aboard a submarine is one of the single best accounts of the "Silent Service" during World War II and the Korean War.The book is highly recommended."―Leo J. Daugherty III, World War QuarterlyFrom Publishers Weekly:
Schratz served aboard three U.S. Navy subs during World War II, taking part in the sinking of several Japanese ships, rescuing downed pilots, laying minefields. From a natural, slightly off-center viewpoint, he conveys his fascination with submarine warfare and his deep respect for many of the men he served with, bringing them to life in scenes of combat and riotous shore leaves from Honolulu to Hong Kong. After the Japanese surrender, he was involved in the demolition of the former enemy's submarine fleet, and his comments on the attitudes and military way of life of his counterparts in the Imperial Japanese Navy are intriguing. The post-World War II section is less interesting but far from boring: In command of the U.S.S. Pickerel , Schratz set an undersea distance record in 1949 and a year later took part in photo-intelligence missions during the early months of the Korean War. Photos, maps.
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