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Condition Red: Destroyer Action In The South Pacific

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER PAGE
I. Happy Birthday, Dear Zero i
II. And Far Away 13
III. From the Book of Job 33
IV. Sheep Dog 45
V. Journey from Java 50
VI. Candy Caravan 83
VII. Warriors for the Working Day 96
VIII. Fantail Gazette 102
IX. Those in Peril 120
X. Dungaree Sailors 153
XI. Christmas, 40-South 188
XIL Coconut Shoot 203
XIII. Night Action 216
XIV. Basket 229
XV. Attack — Repeat — Attack 242
XVI. On Duty Assigned 252
XVII. Lucky Bag 266
Index 268
ILLUSTRATIONS
Will be found at the back of the book
The Captain and officers of the G. Beam view of the G.
The Captain and the Exec. Unengaged personnel watch depth charge attack. Port wing of the bridge — quiet day.
The Skipper and Foster Hailey on bridge — Coral Sea.
John Brundage, Scotty Etheridge and Hal Strong show effects of first day in port after six months at sea. Seaman Robert Otto on lookout watch. Typical evening at sea waiting to go to G.Q.
Japanese airfield on Guadalcanal is now Henderson Field.
The only four Japanese transports to reach Guadalcanal beached and burning at Tassafaronga.
Action in the Battle of Santa Cruz ; the stormy sky flecked with anti-aircraft bursts.
The destruction of two attacking Japanese warplanes.
Havoc on Tanambogo Island by Pacific Fleet barrage preceding U.S. Marines landing operations.
Japanese bomber swoops low to attack. The pin points of white are tracer bullets from small-caliber anti-aircraft guns.
The Enterprise warding off an enemy dive-bombing attack. Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
U.S. destroyer speeds out into the strait off Guadalcanal.
Tulagi Island after American dive bombers paid their first visit. Battle of the Solomons.
During sea battle off Solomon Islands a Japanese bomber meets its end in the hail of anti-aircraft fire — note stream of tracer bullets.
The U.S. destroyer Smith damaged when struck by a flaming Japanese torpedo plane. Battle of Santa Cruz. A near miss.
Funeral pyres of Rising Sun pilots. Battle of the Solomons.
American task force being attacked from the air.
A Japanese torpedo plane about to launch its deadly cargo at a U.S. carrier. Wings outspread, fighting planes have returned to give a deceptive serenity to the ocean sunset.

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