The Resource Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

Label
Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her
Title
Danger's hour
Title remainder
the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her
Statement of responsibility
Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on years of research and firsthand interviews with both American and Japanese survivors, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy draws a gripping portrait of men bravely serving their countries in war and the advent of a terrifying new weapon, suicide bombing, that nearly halted the most powerful nation in the world. In the closing months of World War II, Americans found themselves facing a new weapon: kamikazes--the first men to use airplanes as suicide weapons. By the beginning of 1945, facing imminent invasion, Japan turned to its most idealistic young men and demanded of them the greatest sacrifice. On May 11, 1945, days after Germany's surrender, the USS Bunker Hill--with thousands of crewmen and the most sophisticated naval technology available--was 70 miles off the coast of Okinawa when pilot Kiyoshi Ogawa flew his plane into the ship, killing 393 Americans in the worst suicide attack against America until September 11.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Maxwell Taylor
Dewey number
940.54/252294
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D774.B86
LC item number
K46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bunker Hill (Aircraft carrier : CV-17)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 : Loomings. The path to Pearl Harbor -- Kiyoshi Ogawa -- 1942 : Japanese primacy -- The USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) -- How it works -- Drafted : Japan 1941-1944 -- Saipan and the destruction of Japan's air forces -- First kamikazes -- The Bunker Hill departs for enemy territory -- Ulithi : waiting for battle -- Tokyo raid -- Fraternization and race relations aboard the Bunker Hill -- Students become Tokko -- Kamikazes strike Ulithi -- The Yamato -- Kanoya -- The real thing -- Grind -- Volunteers -- Desperation: May 8-10, 1945 -- Viceroy -- Part 2 : Rendezvous with death. Yasunori Seizo -- I found the enemy vessels -- Fire -- Smoke -- Water -- Helping out -- Damage control -- Rescue -- Burn -- Adrift -- Recovery -- Part 3 : Afterward. Damage -- Burial at sea -- Good-bye to all that -- Destroyer rescue -- The long voyage home -- Cherry blossoms -- Epilogue : Looking back -- Author's note
Control code
ocn221962047
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 515 pages
Isbn
9780743260800
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008015863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)221962047
Label
Danger's hour : the story of the USS Bunker Hill and the kamikaze pilot who crippled her, Maxwell Taylor Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1 : Loomings. The path to Pearl Harbor -- Kiyoshi Ogawa -- 1942 : Japanese primacy -- The USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) -- How it works -- Drafted : Japan 1941-1944 -- Saipan and the destruction of Japan's air forces -- First kamikazes -- The Bunker Hill departs for enemy territory -- Ulithi : waiting for battle -- Tokyo raid -- Fraternization and race relations aboard the Bunker Hill -- Students become Tokko -- Kamikazes strike Ulithi -- The Yamato -- Kanoya -- The real thing -- Grind -- Volunteers -- Desperation: May 8-10, 1945 -- Viceroy -- Part 2 : Rendezvous with death. Yasunori Seizo -- I found the enemy vessels -- Fire -- Smoke -- Water -- Helping out -- Damage control -- Rescue -- Burn -- Adrift -- Recovery -- Part 3 : Afterward. Damage -- Burial at sea -- Good-bye to all that -- Destroyer rescue -- The long voyage home -- Cherry blossoms -- Epilogue : Looking back -- Author's note
Control code
ocn221962047
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
x, 515 pages
Isbn
9780743260800
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008015863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)221962047

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