Missing Off Samar

Dix, John C.W.

Published by Pocahantas Press 1st printing, 1949
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47 p., 1 illus, trade paperback, 'compliments of the author' slip laid in, memoirs of author telling, in verse, the story of the destroyer USS Hoel's part in turning back an attack by a Japanese fleet (4 battleships, 8 cruisers and 10 destroyers). The US aircraft carrier Gambier Bay and three US destroyers (including the USS Hoel) were sunk in the battle; Good, light water stain on edges of pages (not affecting text). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Missing Off Samar
Publisher: Pocahantas Press 1st printing
Publication Date: 1949

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John C W Dix
Published by Pocahontas Press, USA (1949)
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Book Description Pocahontas Press, USA, 1949. Soft cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Original wraps a bit faded and creased but contents still very good. frontis illustration by B Lockwood. A poetic account of the action of an American destroyer in a naval battle with a powerful Japanese fleet. Inscribed presentation copy from the poet to the author Robin Maugham. 48 pages. 100 copies only printed, so understandably uncommon. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 84569

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DIX, John C.W.
Published by Profile Press) The Pocahontas Press, (New York (1949)
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Book Description Profile Press) The Pocahontas Press, (New York, 1949. Condition: Very Good. Limited edition, this is one of 1000 copies. 46pp. String bound blue wrappers with pink printed label laid on front wrapper. Very good with spine and rear wrapper top edge lightly faded. An attack off the East Coast of Samar Island in 1944 causing the destroyer USS Hoel to be sunk with only a few survivors including the author. Scarce. Seller Inventory # 382622

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