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Eight Survived: The Harrowing Story Of The Uss Flier And The Only Downed World War Ii Submariners To Survive And Evade Capture
Eight Survived: The Harrowing Story Of The Uss Flier And The Only Downed World War Ii Submariners To Survive And Evade Capture Douglas A. Campbell 1599219344 9781599219349 The incredible wartime saga of the only American submarine
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Eight Survived: The Harrowing Story Of The Uss Flier And The Only Downed World War Ii Submariners To Survive And Evade Capture by Douglas A. Campbell

The incredible wartime saga of the only American submariners to survive the sinking of their ship and evade enemy capture in WWII On the night of August 13, 1944, the U.S. submarineFlierstruck a mine in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines as it steamed along the surface. All but fifteen of the more than eighty-strong crewwent down with the vessel. Of those left floating in the dark, eight survived by swimming for seventeen hours before washing ashore on an uninhabited island. The story of theFlierand its eight survivors is wholly unique in the annals of U.S. military history. Eight Survivedtells the gripping story of the doomed submarine and its crew from its firstpatrol, during which it sank several enemy ships, to the explosion in the Sulu Sea. Drawing on interviews with the survivors and on a visit to the jungle where they washed ashorewhere a cast of fascinating characters helped the U.S. sailors evade the JapaneseDouglas Campbell fully captures the combination of extraordinary courage and luck that marked one of the most heroic episodes of World War II. Douglas A. Campbellis the author ofThe Seas Bitter Harvest: Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic. Previously a longtime reporter for thePhiladelphia Inquirer,he writes forSoundingsmagazine. He lives in Beverly, New Jersey. ALSO AVAILABLE Two Survived: The Timeless WWII Epic of Seventy Days at Sea in an Open Boat 978-1-59921-430-6; 12/2008

Author: Douglas A. Campbell

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Lyons Press

Publication Date: 2010-10-05

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