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Death at a Distance: Loss of the Legendary USS Harder
Only seven U.S. submariners earned the Medal of Honour in World War II. Sam Dealey, the USS Harder's commander, was one of them. The Harder's fighting spirit is legendary, and its record of sinking a total of 18 enemy ships made Dealy one of the top five submarine skippers in the war.
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by US Naval Institute Press
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Jul 22, 2010 Matt rated it 5 of 5 stars
Samuel Dealey was known as the Destroyer Killer and was one of the best known WWII American submarine captains. His story is interesting and still controversial today. What makes him controversial is not him but rather his death. Should he have been out on that last patrol? Was he fatigued? What caused the fatigue, an extra time out on patrol to give Admiral Christie combat experience, a secret trip to Pearl Harbor, the pressures of command? Perhaps it was all of the above. Dr. Sturma gives an e...more