By Donald M. Kehn
On the morning of March 1, 1942, the WWI-era destroyer USS Edsall--under orders to convey a few 40 military Air strength fighter crews to the beleaguered island of Java--split off from the USS Whipple and the tanker Pecos and was once by no means visible back by way of Allied forces. regardless of the later discovery of our bodies pointed out as Edsall crewmembers close to a distant airfield at the coast of Celebes, what occurred to the send continues to be a question of poser and, maybe, planned obfuscation.
This publication explores the numerous confusing elements of the Edsall’s disappearance so as to eventually inform the whole tale of the destiny of the vessel and her workforce. in response to exhaustive study of the ancient record--including newly deciphered eastern records and formerly unrevealed fabric from the crew’s relatives members--Upon a Blue Sea of Blood deals a painstaking reconstruction of the ship’s historical past. The ebook investigates not just the Edsall’s mysterious ultimate motion, but in addition her wide-ranging pre-war profession and the curious makes use of to which her tale used to be put--generally less than fake pretenses--first through the pre-war U.S. military after which by way of the japanese wartime propaganda computer. and eventually, army historian Donald Kehn considers the situations surrounding the curious obscurity of the Edsall’s heroic provider and ultimate conflict in American histories. Redressing six a long time of legit indifference, Kehn’s account recovers an important bankruptcy lacking from the background of global struggle II--and tells a long-overdue tale of braveness and tragic loss.
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