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This vividly detailed account of life aboard U.S. submarines in the Pacific during World War II is told from the perspective of a junior officer. First as an ensign in charge of torpedoes, the author made seven patrols in the USS Sculpin and four more in the USS Pintado. With this book, first published on 1991, he offers an engrossing chronicle of the horror of enemy attacks from air and sea, the frustrations of malfunctioning torpedoes, and the exhilaration of successful sinkings of Japanese naval and merchant ships.
Corwin Guy Mendenhall Jr. earned three Silver Stars, a Bronze Star, a Navy Commendation and 13 battle stars during his 20 year Navy career. He rose to the rank of Rear Admiral and later worked as a manager for Texas Instruments before his death in 2006.
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