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Memories: The Crew of the USS Abner Read DD-526 captures the experiences of sailors who served aboard the USS Abner Read. Collected over the course of decade, this collection features more than 120 interviews with sailors who fought aboard the Abner Read during the War in the Pacific. First-hand accounts of life on the ship, the incident at Kiska, and the sinking of the ship during the Battle of Leyte Gulf all feature prominently in this edited volume. There are amusing anecdotes, mundane details, and graphic descriptions of the horrors of war. Though only in service for twenty-one months, the experiences aboard the USS Abner Read changed the lives of everyone who served on her.
US Naval History, oral history, kamikaze, island hopping, war in the pacific
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Downing-Turner, Mary Elizabeth and Davis, Michael, "Memories: The Crew of the USS Abner Read DD-526 (Second Edition)" (2021). Monographs. 28.