By William M. Craighead

In All forward complete, LSM 215 Veteran William M. Craighead recounts his memoirs of LSM 215 lifestyles in the course of global struggle II. examine the USS LSM 215 with its staff of younger males, two-thirds of whom have been more youthful than 20, and their 22 months jointly aboard send. Coming from all components of the United States, such a lot had by no means been to sea earlier than. touring at the open ocean on a touchdown craft grew to become a astonishing event yet they realized to evolve to lengthy sessions at sea on a vessel with a shallow draft and no keel. The half LSM 215 performed within the battle within the Pacific was once the invasion of Okinawa, the historical conflict that integrated the most important onslaught of the struggle by way of suicidal kamikaze pilots. It was once at Okinawa that the army suffered its heaviest losses in ships and manpower in the course of global conflict II. Miraculously, all of the staff survived with shipmates receiving the crimson center due to kamikaze attacks.

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