The Resource Trial by fire, P.T. Deutermann

Trial by fire, P.T. Deutermann

Label
Trial by fire
Title
Trial by fire
Statement of responsibility
P.T. Deutermann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on a true story--P.T. Deutermann's Trial by Fire is a dramatic WWII novel of attack, survival, and triumph on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. March 19, 1945: The war in the Pacific approaches its apocalyptic climax. The largest wartime armada ever assembled, Task Force 58, is closing in on Okinawa; once taken, it will finally put American B-29 bombers in range of the home islands of Japan--and victory. At the heart of the fleet are 14 Essex-class aircraft carriers, including the USS Franklin, known as "Big Ben"--a 27,000-ton behemoth, home to 3,500 crewmen and 100 aircraft. Just after dawn, while crewmen prepare for battle, a single Japanese Yokosuka D4Y breaks through the clouds and drops two 500-pound bombs on Big Ben. The first rips through the flight deck's 3-inch armor to the hangar deck, exploding amidst two dozen planes carrying 36,000 gallons of gas and 30 tons of explosives. Rockets and bombs howl in all directions. Hundreds of men are forced to leap into the sea to escape, leaving the captain with only one third of his crew; there are more dead, wounded, and trapped men left onboard than able-bodied sailors. Trial By Fire is the gripping novelization of how, against all odds, the sailors of the Franklin were able to save their ship, after 3 agonizing days of battling the flames that ultimately claimed the lives of 832 men and injured 300 more. Readers will be astounded and humbled by the heroic actions of a few brave sailors in the face of catastrophe"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deutermann, P. T.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E887
LC item number
T75 2021
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
P.T. Deutermann WWII novels
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin (Aircraft carrier)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Trial by fire, P.T. Deutermann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1184233299
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781250273048
Lccn
2021006883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1184233299
Label
Trial by fire, P.T. Deutermann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1184233299
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781250273048
Lccn
2021006883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1184233299

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