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WW II Submarine book
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:57 AM

When I was a kid in the 60's I read a book that had stories gleaned from patrol reports and survivor accounts of several boats.  Two in particular were about Perch and Harder.  

Would like to see if anyone can come up with title or author.  Looking to get another copy.

Thanks

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:01 AM

Found this on line perhaps it's what you are looking for 

The SILENT SERVICE” By William C. Chambliss. The author is a World War II navy veteran.

Joe

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:43 AM

Not sure if this is it,but a very good one I had was an old Bantom Book called Pig Boats,you might want to check it out.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:04 AM

Not what you asked for--I realize--but since you mentioned Harder specifically, there's an excellent book you might enjoy (if you weren't indeed already aware of it): Death At A Distance: The Loss of the Legendary USS Harder, by Michael Sturma. Prof. Sturma has written a number of excellent books on the submarine campaigns in WW2, well worth seeking out.

Cheers.

Greg

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:01 AM

Thanks guys.  Will look into those.

 

Greg - What I remember from it was the chapter on Perch was her loss, Harder's chapter was on her last complete patrol and destroyer bag.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:02 AM

"On Eternal Patrol- The Lost Boats of Mare Island" by Larry Maggini. A limited printing, but very informative.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:44 AM

Going to have to get that one GM.  Thanks.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:14 PM

goldhammer

Going to have to get that one GM.  Thanks.

 

I didn't mean to be misleading, as that isn't the specific book you are looking for, just one I really like. Great chapter on Wahoo.

The wiki pages on Harder and Cmdr. Dealey have some footnotes you might look at.

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:40 PM

That's OK, knew it wasn't the specific book, but have always had an interest in the boats and ops during WWII.  Got hooked with the one I'm looking for and wanted to learn more back then.

Don't mind adding to the shelf.  As to Wahoo, got Revell's 1/72, and will be doing it as she appeared leaving Pearl on her ill fated patrol.  Have the full suite of PE and Shapeway's guns for her.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, January 28, 2019 1:59 PM

Just got a copy of "The Silent Service".  That was the one I was looking for.

Thanks guys!Bow Down

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