By Robert J. Mrazek
One of many nice untold tales of worldwide struggle II ultimately involves mild during this exciting account of Torpedo Squadron 8 and their heroic efforts in assisting an outmatched U.S. fleet win severe victories at halfway and Guadalcanal. those 35 American men--many flying superseded aircraft--changed the process heritage, happening to turn into the war's so much adorned naval air squadron, whereas ache the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history.
Mrazek paints relocating images of the boys within the squadron, and exposes a stunning cover-up that fee many lives. jam-packed with exciting scenes of conflict, betrayal, and sacrifice, A sunrise LIKE THUNDER is destined to turn into a vintage within the literature of global warfare II.
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The poor fellows; melted by his appearance and manner, shed abundance of tears, and spreading the affecting tale amongst their messmates, the whnle ship presented but olle scene of commiseration and distress. :: be then arose, and dressed in black, which was deemed more suitable than uniform on this most sad and solemn occasion. The time from six until nine was employed in earnest devotion. At nine a gun wns fired, and the signal for punishment hoisted at the fore-topgallant-mast head, When this took place, his cuuntenance bet~ayed 110 alarm, 110 anxiety, bilt a heavenly serenity beamed in e\-cry feQture~he exclaimed to a friend, " Feel me, I do 1I0t tremble, death has now no terrors for me; God is with me!
A Dawn Like Thunder: The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight by Robert J. Mrazek