The Silent Service in World War II: The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the U.S. Navy had a total of 111 submarines. However, this fleet was not nearly as impressive as the number suggests. It was mostly a collection of aging boats from the late teens and early twenties, with only a few of the newer, more modern Gato-class boats. Fortunately, with the war in Europe was already two yea...more
It had to be something like going through shell to have been one of the brave men on America's submarines during the second World War. Some of these stories almost make light of what these brave guys lived through. To me it's no wonder they we called "The Greatest Generation."