The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with

The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with
  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945
  • Flint Whitlock
  • English
  • 03 July 2017
  • 0425217434

The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945❮PDF❯ ✸ The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945 ✍ Author Flint Whitlock – Essayreview.co.uk In World War II, a chosen few fought a silent war beneath the wavesThese are their stories In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, ill equipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would s In World War II, a chosen few of Courage: ePUB ✓ fought a silent war beneath the wavesThese are their stories In the dark days after Pearl Harbor, the small, ill equipped arm of the Navy known as Submarine Force would stand between the shattered US Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese Navy Unfortunately, the spirit and courage of the Submarine Force is being forgotten as the veterans The Depths MOBI :Á of that force pass into history To preserve their heroic tales of war beneath the sea, critically acclaimed author and military historian Flint Whitlock, in collaboration with decorated WWII submarine veteran Ron Smith, set out on a journey of than two years to interview submariners and to record their stories before the memories of their endeavors are lost forever Here, those stories are chronicled in honor of Depths of Courage: Kindle Ñ those who gave their all for their country.


About the Author: Flint Whitlock

As an art major, Flint Whitlock graduated of Courage: ePUB ✓ from the University of Illinois in with a degree in Advertising Design, but has always been as much a writer as an artist His love for military history began at an early age fueled by his father, James, who served with the famed th Mountain Division in World War II Flint also had an uncle who was a The Depths MOBI :Á military policeman with the st Infantry Division and another uncle who served with the Navy in the PacificWanting to serve his country, Flint was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Commission Training Program and entered active duty in December After attending the basic Air Defense Artillery officers course at Fort Bliss, Texas, Flint earned his jump wings at Airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia Depths of Courage: Kindle Ñ He was then posted to a Nike Hercules battery in Baumholder, Germany After two years in ADA, he received a branch transfer to the Quartermaster Corps and spent an additional year with the Supply and Maintenance Agency in Zweibruecken, Germany, where he was promoted to captainIn , Flint was transferred to South Vietnam, arriving one day before the Tet Offensive in January, He served for six months as a supply specialist at st Logistical Command Headquarters at Long Binh, northeast of Saigon, before being transferred to the th Inventory Control Center at the same post He returned to the States in and spent a year with the th Infantry Division Supply and Maintenance Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado, before resigning his commission and returning to civilian lifeAfter a stint as the Public Relations Director for the Denver Dynamos of the now defunct North American Soccer League, he served as a copywriter, art director, and creative director for several major Colorado advertising agencies While holding down these positions, he also continued to paint and write, becoming a locally prominent artist of the photo realist genre His attention to visual detail also translated to the written word, as he sought to convey the emotional and physical aspects of the soldier s experienceTo heighten his understanding of, and appreciation for, what the World War II combat soldier went through, he became involved in World War II re enactment groups, in which he has been active for over years As a tribute to his father, he founded the th Mountain Division Living History Display Group in tenthmountain He is also a member of the th Mountain Division Foundation Board of Directors and the th Mountain Division Resource Center Advisory CommitteeFlint Whitlock lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Dr Mary Ann Watson, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver They have three grown children Gillian Lee Whitlock, an actress and make up artist in Hollywood Suki Montgomery, a psychologist and member of the counseling staff at Ithaca NY College and Matthew Montgomery, an anesthesiologist in Denver To keep in shape, Flint skis, referees soccer, and plays tennis.


10 thoughts on “The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945

  1. says:

    This is an extremely well written and researched book Many of the younger generations may not realize that America came perilously close to losing World War II after the near destruction of the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor The two remaining aircraft carriers had to be preserved until an offensive force could be assembled Thus, to quote commanding Admiral Chester Nimitz During the dark early months of WWII, it was only the tiny American submarine force that held off the Japanese empire and This is an extremely well written and researched book Many of the younger generations may not realize that America came perilously close to losing World War II after the near destruction of the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor The two remaining aircraft carriers had to be preserved until an offensive force could be assembled Thus, to quote commanding Admiral Chester Nimitz During the dark early months of WWII, it was only the tiny American submarine force that held off the Japanese empire and enabled our fleets to replace their losses and repair their wounds The spirit and courage of the Submarine Force will never be forgotten Of course, with the passing of time, they HAVE been forgotten The Depths of Courage reminds us of that era, and of the fact that all submarine crewmen were volunteers, and that about one fourth of them died at their stations or in Japanese prison camps Those who served in the subs did so in almost unbearable conditions of crowded, un air conditioned boats armed with notoriously unreliable torpedoes This book is a must read

  2. says:

    Really good book Follows along the same path as many other WW2 submarine history I bit of in depth of a couple of people that were on the Seal All in all Very satisfying book Definitely one I will recommend to other WW2 navy readers.

  3. says:

    Very disopointed with the book The book covers 1 3 of the sub war If you really, really want to know about amerincan submarines at war with Japan read Silent Victory by Clay Blair I wish I had

  4. says:

    The book The Depths of Courage by Flint Whitlock tells the story of how the Japanese and American war started when both nations use torpedoes and submarines to fight Talks about people s backgrounds on how the situation was during this time of the war and what you had to do while you were in the Marines Overall, I thought the book was long to read but had some good parts to it The book talks about the people like the Admirals, upper class positions or grunts and a couple of citizens One thin The book The Depths of Courage by Flint Whitlock tells the story of how the Japanese and American war started when both nations use torpedoes and submarines to fight Talks about people s backgrounds on how the situation was during this time of the war and what you had to do while you were in the Marines Overall, I thought the book was long to read but had some good parts to it The book talks about the people like the Admirals, upper class positions or grunts and a couple of citizens One thing I liked about the book was how America started to use submarines because Japan had submarines and America used torpedoes My least favorite part was when the book talks about other peoples situations in the battlefield I saw a few twists and turns but the most obvious part was the ending after the Japanese and American submarine war was finished

  5. says:

    I was a bit disappointed by this book The author bounces around in his narration quite a bit, and at times he seems distracted by various land battles The parts which chronicle the co author s experiences aboard a submarine are very interesting, and there are some very good personal recollections from other submariners as well However, the book really doesn t give any new information to the reader unless this is their first book on World War II submarine warfare Add in various factual inaccu I was a bit disappointed by this book The author bounces around in his narration quite a bit, and at times he seems distracted by various land battles The parts which chronicle the co author s experiences aboard a submarine are very interesting, and there are some very good personal recollections from other submariners as well However, the book really doesn t give any new information to the reader unless this is their first book on World War II submarine warfare Add in various factual inaccuracies and an occasionally messed up timeline and you have a book which comes up short It seems as if the author tried to do too much in too short of a space

  6. says:

    Right now I m on a history of the US Navy tear.This fits my profile for readable histories events are tied together in a understandable sequence, it does not get drawn into a rabbit hole of detail and we meet a number of the sailors who spent the war on submarines and follow their stories The voice if I may call it that which recounts some of the patrols is third person yet told from the viewpoint of a participant.My only negative comment is the tendency to reference web sites These come Right now I m on a history of the US Navy tear.This fits my profile for readable histories events are tied together in a understandable sequence, it does not get drawn into a rabbit hole of detail and we meet a number of the sailors who spent the war on submarines and follow their stories The voice if I may call it that which recounts some of the patrols is third person yet told from the viewpoint of a participant.My only negative comment is the tendency to reference web sites These come and go, so they will not stand the test of time

  7. says:

    Outstanding read on the bravery of American submariners who volunteered for the dangerous missions under the sea in hot cramped quarters of the submarines facing dangers of depth charges and taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II There mission was to torpedo and sink military and merchant ships of the Japanese carrying war supplies Sometimes the enemy ships that were sunk by American submarines carried Allied POW s.

  8. says:

    Simply put, it was extremely interesting and highly entertaining Part WWII history, part Submariner history, and part oral history I enjoyed it from front to back and recommend this book to anyone who wishes to learn about the Submarine Service s contribution to the defeat of the Empire of Japan.

  9. says:

    Another one of those books that you can t put down or, fathom how and where a man can find the strength and courage to continue under unbelievable hardships.

  10. says:

    Awesome story of submarine warfare, predominantly in the South Pacific Includes a lot of the history of the war as well as the submarine.

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