INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH by Michael Stern

INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In spite of similar collections of first hand experiences (This Is It, etc.) material of this nature continues to hold interest as service exploits offer high adventure in combat zones. Here are the stories of men who came back alive, many with decorations and awards, from various fighting fronts. Here are the fears, hatreds, hopes, luck, gambles and courage in line of duty. There's the crew of the Memphis Belle on one of her twenty five raids over Germany; there are the P-40 fighters, as Major Chase tells of pushing the fighting front further into Tunisia; there's the story of Major Cross, the Flying Cop; of Lt. Rabekoff in PTB work protecting Marines against the Jap fleet off Guadalcanal; of Engineering Officer Moffett's story of the torpedoing of a transport and the rescue by Coast Guard cutter; of Becker, yeoman 3rd class, saved from a torpedoed freighter to spend 46 days afloat on the Atlantic; of Lt. Tucker's report of the San Francisco's part in the fighting off Savo Island of Lt. Wasserman's description of pattern bombing as Nazi troops are destroyed by medium Mitchells; of Lt. Hinman's description of unloading equipment at Salerno. True adventure value.

Publisher: McBride