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Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity: My Patrols on the Submarine USS Guardfish During WWII

Conner, Claude C.

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ISBN 10: 1882810414 / ISBN 13: 9781882810413
Published by Savas Publishing Company, Mason City, IA, 1999
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 240 p. Illustrations. Maps. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. From an obituary on the author posted on-line: "He worked as a microwave tube engineer at Hughes Aircraft in Fullerton, CA and Varian Associates in Palo Alto, CA for thirty-nine years and was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he wrote Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity: My Patrols on the Submarine USS Guardfish during WWII." From Wikipedia: "USS Guardfish (SS-217), a Gato-class submarine, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the voracious green and silvery fish with elongated pike-like body and long narrow jaws. Guardfish was commissioned at New London, Conn., 8 May 1942, Lt. Comdr. Thomas B. Klakring in command. Guardfish departed Midway 8 May 1945 on her 12th and last war patrol, and was assigned lifeguard station for the ever-increasing air attacks on the Japanese mainland. The veteran submarine served with the training command after the war and was decommissioned 25 May 1946." Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Nice inscription on fep. Book related small printed card laid in. First edition. First Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 71161

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Title: Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity: My Patrols...

Publisher: Savas Publishing Company, Mason City, IA

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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USS Guardfish played a leading role in the submarine war against Japan. This eyewitness account covers Guardfish's 12 wartime patrols as well as its role in the sinking of USS Extractor, one of the deadliest friendly-fire incidents in World War II.

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Claude C. Conner was a radar technician on the Guardfish during World War II.

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