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The Last Destroyer: The Story of the USS Callaghan

by:
Barry J. Foster (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-1275-6 ©2002
Price: $21.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 316 pages
Category/Subject: HISTORY / Military / World War II

After shooting down 12 Japanese planes, sinking one submarine and firing thousands of rounds at shore targets, the USS Callaghan met its fate at the hands of one of the last kamikaze attacks of World War II.

Abstract:
The USS Callaghan was the last US Navy destroyer sunk in combat during World War II. In fact, it was the last US Navy destroyer sunk in combat to this date.

How the crew and the new ship were transformed into a lethal fighting unit is the subject of this book. The Callaghan served in the last 18 months of the war against Japan during some of the largest naval campaigns in the history of mankind. After receiving eight battle stars, shooting down 12 Japanese planes, sinking one submarine and firing thousands of rounds during shore bombardments, the Callaghan met its fate at the hands of one of the last kamikaze attacks of the war.

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