About the Book
This is the story of the amphibious march across the Pacific from the Aleutians to Okinawa from the experiences of shipmates aboard the USS J. Franklin Bell which includes the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the following battles: The Aleutian Campaign (Adak, Attu and Kiska); The Solomon Islands Campaign (Guadalcanal, Bougainville); The Coral Sea Battle (Naval Battle); The Battle of Midway (Naval Battle); The Battle for Tarawa; The Battle for Kwajalein; The Battle for Eniwetok; The Marianas Champaign (Saipan, Tinian, and Guam); The Battle for Leyte; The Battle for Iwo Jima; The Battle for Peleliu; The Battle for Okinawa.
Included is a description of the leadership of the four major commanders of the Pacific Campaign: MacArthur, Nimitz, Spruance, and Halsey.
A history of the USS J. Franklin Bell, her stories of adventure, the author’s personal experiences while serving aboard the Bell, and her termination of service are also included.
This edition also includes the names of all Medals of Honor awarded in the Pacific, and several of the citations that illustrate what these men typically did to be selected for the highest award for bravery given by the US government.