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Picket ships at Okinawa

Paul Thurman

Picket ships at Okinawa

by Paul Thurman

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Published by Carlton Press Corp. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan,
  • Okinawa Island.,
  • Pacific Area.
    • Subjects:
    • Thurman, Paul, 1927-,
    • United States. Navy -- Biography.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPaul Therman [i.e. Thurman].
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD773 .T48 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 152 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages152
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL630144M
      ISBN 100806253207
      LC Control Number96231310
      OCLC/WorldCa36074691

        The first hundred pages provide excellent coverage of the nature of the duty at the picket stations, the types of ships and Navy/Marine/Army aircraft involved on the American side, the Japanese air forces arrayed against the U.S., and an overall picture of the Okinawa campaign. out of 5 stars Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa Reviewed in the United States on February 3, Verified Purchase. Very informative with all the details of a great battle. I am an avid WWII buff and have 's of books on the subject and can say this is one of the best/5(15).

        Joseph Wheelan is author of the forthcoming Bloody Okinawa: The Last Major Battle of World War II (Hachette Books, ), and nine previous books. On May 6, , a twin-engine kamikaze plane’s bomb exploded beside the destroyer Luce, part of the radar picket ship screen surrounding Okinawa, and ripped her starboard side “like a sardine. Get this from a library! Kamikazes, corsairs and picket ships: Okinawa [Robin L Rielly] -- This is the previously untold story of one of the most ferocious and prolonged air/naval battles ever: the battle at the radar picket stations during the American assault on Okinawa in the spring of.

      Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa The previously untold story of one of the most ferocious and prolonged air/naval battles ever. Written by Association Historian Robin L. Rielly, this book documents the previously untold story of the battle at the radar picket stations during the American assault on Okimawa in spring   QPME: Battle of Okinawa. This book provides a leadership case study from the United States and Japanese experiences by examining the Battle of Okinawa. Produced by History Division, United States Marine Corps, Quantico, VA. Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, This link opens in a new window; Okinawa: The Last Battle.


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Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, Paperback – Novem /5(26). Picket Ships at Okinawa Hardcover – June 1, by Paul Thurman (Author) › Visit Amazon's Paul Thurman Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author.

Learn about Author Central Author: Paul Thurman. Amongst the ships fighting around Okinawa those which served as radar pickets were the most exposed (they were the closest to Japan) and the more vulnerable (serving far from the main force they were less protected by anti-aircraft artillery and fighters)/5(26).

Shelves: okinawa, ww-ii-pacific-theater A very detailed book about the extremely hazardous duty endured by the various picket ships during the battle for Okinawa. Virtually every attack made on the picket ships is covered and there are many excellent drawings and photographs of the effects of Japanese attacks/5.

This is the untold story of one of the most ferocious and prolonged battles in history: the battle at the radar picket stations during the American assault on Okinawa.

It weaves together the experiences of the ships and their crews, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps pilots, and Japanese kamikazes in an account which provides the complete story/5(26). Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, Rielly, Robin L “To any who want to learn more about the age of the Kamikaze at Okinawa, this book is to be desired.

For the serious historian who Picket ships at Okinawa book a “blow by blow” coverage of the US defense against the Japanese airpower portion of the battle for Okinawa, it is a must.

The term "picket ships" in the title refers to destroyers, destroyer escorts, high-speed minesweepers, LSTs (landing ships, tank), and other smaller ships that detected incoming kamikaze aircraft by radar and frequently fought them at 16 picket stations encircling Okinawa about 40 to 70 miles from the island.

The untold story of ferocious air and naval combat during the WWII Battle of Okinawa—drawn from primary sources and survivor interviews. This is the story of an overlooked yet significant aerial and naval battle during the American assault on Okinawa in the spring of While losses to America’s main fleet are well recorded, less well known is the terrific battle waged on the 5/5(1).

This is the previously untold story of one of the most ferocious and prolonged air/naval battles ever: the battle at the radar picket stations during the American assault on Okinawa in the spring of It weaves together the experiences of the ships and their crews, in a.

USS Tracer (AGR), an ocean radar picket ship. From to the United States Navy employed Guardian-class radar picket ships (converted from the former boxed aircraft transport version of the Liberty ship) to extend the DEW Line seaward.

The book is illustrated with dozens of photos of U.S. and Japanese sailors and airmen, ships and aircraft along with maps and damage diagrams.

KAMIKAZES, CORSAIRS AND PICKET SHIPS is, at once, a gripping history of some horrendous air/sea battles and a tribute to the American sailors and airmen who were determined to persevere/5(5). Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, by Robin L. Rielly Casemate,pages Destroyers, LCS(L) (Landing Craft, Support (Large)) ships, and various other ship types assigned to radar picket stations surrounding Okinawa defended the main Allied fleet from Japanese air attacks from March 26 to Aug   The Paperback of the Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, by Robin L.

Rielly at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Casemate Publishers (Ignition).

Introduction The Nature of Radar Picket Duty. Chapter 1 Tin Cans and Gunboats. Chapter 2 The Aerial Combatants. Chapter 3 The Ordeal Begins.

Chapter 4 “They came in droves”. Chapter 5 “The dead were the luckiest of us all”. Chapter 6 “A Hearty Well-Done”. Chapter 7 “For conspicuous gallantry”. Destroyer escort (DE) was the United States Navy midth-century classification for a knot (23 mph) warship designed with endurance to escort mid-ocean convoys of merchant marine ships.

Kaibōkan were designed for a similar role in the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Royal Navy and Commonwealth forces identified such warships as frigates, and that classification was widely accepted when the. Robin L. Rielly, “Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, ” ISBN:| | EPUB | pages | 5 MB This is the previously untold story of one of the most ferocious and prolonged air/naval battles in history: the battle at the radar picket stations during the American assault on Okinawa in the spring of   KAMIKAZES, CORSAIRS, AND PICKET SHIPS is a very detailed report of the activity surrounding Okinawa during the American invasion.

The research was meticulous. The book was not necessarily a "fun read" but makes an excellent resource book/5. [DECLASSIFIED DOD DIR ] SECRET SECRET INFORMATION BULLETIN NO. 24 Battle Experience Radar Pickets and Methods of Combating Suicide Attacks Off Okinawa March-May CAUTION THIS BULLETIN AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN MUST NOT FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE ENEMY UNITED STATES FLEET HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER.

Under constant stress of kamikaze attacks the CO appears to be cracking. Things have to change, and quickly, as the Destroyer is moved to a six ship radar picket line just out from Okinawa. The book tells a great story of the stress of the constant attacks by the kamikaze bombers and the camaraderie of the sailors trying to survive/5.

5,0 von 5 Sternen Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 3. Februar Verifizierter Kauf. Very informative with all the details of a great battle. I am an avid WWII buff and have 's of books on the subject and can say this is one of the best/5(15).

Toward the end of the battle, the radar picket ships became the prime kamikaze target as Japanese pilots despaired of getting through the"big blue blanket" of American fighter planes to reach larger prey at Okinawa.

About the Author Robin L. Rielly, the author of seven previous books, has written an engrossing narrative of air/naval combat/5(25).Three Minutes Off Okinawa by Roy S. Andersen Jana Press,pages. The meaning of the title, Three Minutes Off Okinawa, never gets explained, but the rather long subtitle, The Sinking of the Radar Picket Destroyer the U.S.S.

Mannert L. Abele by Japanese Kamikaze Aircraft, summarizes well the contents of the book's second t L. Abele (DD) lost 84 crewmen when two kamikaze.Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Kamikazes, Corsairs and Picket Ships: Okinawa by Robin L. Rielly (Trade Cloth) at the best Ratings: 1.