A Survivor's Story: Attack on Pearl Harbor, Sinking of the USS Helena, and my life during World War II
Abandon Ship is a fascinating account of enlisted life onboard U.S. naval warships in the Pacific Theater during WW2. Bill Jim Davis, the author, provides a riveting account of what it was like for him as a young seaman during those hazardous times. Amazingly, his individual experiences took him from the attack on Pearl Harbor to Okinawa, to the Japanese mainland, and from a new recruit to a commissioned officer by war?s end.
The reader gets a vivid, blow by blow account of the war in the Pacific. Anyone who wishes to see the war in the Pacific from the well trained eyes of a young sailor will find great value in this book.
We, as a nation, are forever indebted to the young Davis and countless others like him who answered the call to duty and performed with valor. Such accounts are an invaluable reminder to future generations of the sacrifice, courage, and vigilance required to maintain the liberty and freedom we all enjoy in our great nation. Those young men and women who aspire to service in the United States Navy would be well served by reading this book.
- iUniverse, December 2009
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