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USS Pampanito: Killer-Angel

Michno, Gregory F.

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ISBN 10: 0806132051 / ISBN 13: 9780806132051
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 2000
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. The Pampanito had active duty guarding the wartime Pacific shipping lanes and in September 1944 was involved in a rescue-at-sea mission of Australian and English POWs attacked by the ship unwittingly as it did battle with a Japanese convoy. Historic photos throughout. 8vo. 445 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 86208

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Title: USS Pampanito: Killer-Angel

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Most World War II submarine stories are glorifications of war written by submarine captains about their own boats. But the USS Pampanito was not a typical submarine. The sub and its crew caused plenty of destruction, but they found the pinnacle of their honor and fame in a dramatic sea rescue. Gregory F. Michno relates the experiences of the crewmen—both enlisted men and officers—who served on the USS Pampanito.

The Pampanito story begins with the boat's construction in 1943, continues through its six combat missions, and concludes with its decommissioning after the war in 1945. The heart of the book is the September 12, 1944, attack on a Japanese convoy carrying English and Australian POWs from the Burma-Siam Railway (of Bridge on the River Kwai fame) to prison camps in Japan. The Pampanito helped sink two of the prison ships, unwittingly killing hundreds of Allied soldiers, but then returned to rescue the survivors. The crew picked a record seventy-three men from the sea.

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Gregory F. Michno, the author of many articles and several books, including Lakota Noon: The Indian Narrative of Custer’s Defeat, Death on the Hellships, and Battle at Sand Creek: The Military Perspective, holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Northern Colorado. He lives with his wife, Susan, in Frederick, Colorado.

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