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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Sydnor Crenshaw Narrator: Alan Bomar Jones Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A riveting inside look at the experiences of a gunnery officer in the Solomon Islands on the highly decorated USS Maury during World War II.

Russell Crenshaw Jr.’s riveting account of the savage night battle for the Solomon Islands in early 1943 offers listeners a unique insider’s perspective from the decks of one of the destroyers that bore the brunt of the struggle. Drawing on his experience as a gunnery officer on the USS Maury, Crenshaw’s vivid, balanced, and detailed narrative includes the Battle of Tassafaronga in November, 1942 and Vella Gulf in August, 1943, actions that earned his warship a Presidential Unit Citation and sixteen battle stars. Crenshaw also discusses the impact of radar and voice radio, the shortcomings of United States torpedoes and gunfire, and the devastating effectiveness of Japan’s super torpedo.

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About the Author

Russell Sydnor Crenshaw Jr., USN (Ret.), commanded numerous ships during his naval career and later became a weapons systems consultant. He is the author of Naval Shiphandling and The Battle of Tassafaronga. He lives in Drayden, Maryland.