Thunder Below!

Thunder Below! The Thunderous Roar Of Exploding Depth Charges Was A Familiar And Comforting Sound To The Crew Members Of The USS Barb, Who Frequently Found Themselves Somewhere Between Enemy Fire And Davy Jones S Locker Under The Leadership Of Her Fearless Skipper, Captain Gene Fluckey, The Barb Sank The Greatest Tonnage Of Any American Sub In World War II At The Same Time, The Barb Did Far Than Merely Sink Ships She Changed Forever The Way Submarines Stalk And Kill Their Prey This Is A Gripping Adventure Chock Full Of You Are There Moments Fluckey Has Drawn On Logs, Reports, Letters, Interviews, And A Recently Discovered Illegal Diary Kept By One Of His Torpedomen And In A Fascinating Twist, He Uses Archival Documents From The Japanese Navy To Give Its Version Of Events The Unique Story Of The Barb Begins With Its Men, Who Had The Confidence To Become Unbeatable Each Team Helped Develop Innovative Ideas, New Tactics, And New Strategies All Strove For Personal Excellence, And Success Became Contagious Instead Of Lying In Wait Under The Waves, The USS Barb Pursued Enemy Ships On The Surface, Attacking In The Swift And Precise Style Of Torpedo Boats She Was The First Sub To Use Rocket Missiles And To Creep Up On Enemy Convoys At Night, Joining The Flank Escort Line From Astern, Darting In And Out As She Sank Ships Up The Column Surface Cruising, Diving Only To Escape, Luckey Fluckey Relentlessly Patrolled The Pacific, Driving His Boat And Crew To Their Limits There Can Be No Greater Contrast To Modern Warfare S Long Distance, Videogame Style Of Battle Than The Exploits Of The Captain And Crew Of The USS Barb, Where They Sub, Out Of Ammunition, Actually Rammed An Enemy Ship Until It Sank Thunder Belowis A First Rate, True Life, Inspirational Story Of The Courage And Heroism Of Ordinary Men Under Fire. Thunder Below is the story of the USS Barb The Barb roamed the Eastern Pacific between 1943 and the end of the Second World War In her wake, she left a slew of sunken, broken Japanese ships including a carrier The Barb and her crew truly revolutionized submarine warfare Under the direction of her captain, Gene Fluckey, the Barb didn t merely lurk under the waves waiting for a hapless ship to pass slowly in front of her torpedo tubes Fluckey kept the Barb on the surface, actively seeking o Thunder Below is the story of the USS Barb The Barb roamed the Eastern Pacific between 1943 and the end of the Second World War In her wake, she left a slew of sunken, broken Japanese ships including a carrier The Barb and her crew truly revolutionized submarine warfare Under the direction of her captain, Gene Fluckey, the Barb didn t merely lurk under the waves waiting for a hapless ship to pass slowly in front of her torpedo tubes Fluckey kept the Barb on the surface, actively seeking out the Japanese and only submerging when needed to make a fast get away The success of the Barb and the other US subs is, in hindsight, painfully clear The tonnage sunk by the allied submarines was astronomical Unlike their German counterparts, the Americans and English had the technology edge on the Japanese By the end of the war, the Barb was fielding r
I would not have thought a naval history book could make me cry anythan I would have expected it to inspire me as a reading teacher but cry and learn I did as I turned the pages of Thunder Below Admiral Eugene B Fluckey s history of the USS Barb s patrols in the Pacific under his command during World War II.It is a book my mother s uncle our Uncle Bud drove to Alabama to buy copies of for himself and for his siblings in 1994 Admiral Fluckey s submarine had been part of a wolfpack tha I would not have thought a naval history book could make me cry anythan I would have expected it to inspire me as a reading teacher but cry and learn I did as I turned the pages of Thunder Below Admiral Eugene B Fluckey s history of the USS Barb s patrols in the Pacific under his command during World War II.It is a book my mother s uncle our Uncle Bud drove to Alabama to buy copies of for himself and for his siblings in 1994 Admiral Fluckey s submarine had been part of a wolfpack that had included my mother s Uncle Laurence s boat, the USS Herring Before his 21st birthday, Uncle Laurence died in combat off the Kurile Islands All his life, Uncle Bud sought informatio
This year I ve started working on near future science fiction, and I decided to read about submarines as part of my research In some ways nuclear submarines are a better match because they can stay submerged basically indefinitely , but I also wanted to get a feel for submarines when the technology was a littleraw and untested, so I m interested in World War II that would be this book and World War I as well I tell you that, just because perhaps spaceship research is not a typical s This year I ve started working on near future science fiction, and I decided to read about submarines as part of my research In some ways nuclear submarines are a better match because they can stay submerged basically indefinitely , but I also wanted to get a feel for submarines when the technology was a littleraw and untested, so I m interested in World War II that would be t
What a boat, what a crew, what a captain Was an outstanding read, written as if the reader was there I remember seeing the original battle flag for the Barb while I attended Sub School, but never delved into the history of the boat, crew, and captain, rather the boats that are on Eternal Patrol Thresher, Scorpion, Harder, Darter, Growler, Wahoo, etc Fluckey and the crew of the USS BARB SS220 certainly revolutionized submarine warfare as the title states, first to use rockets and conductin What a
This memoir by Admiral Fluckey, the most decorated naval officer of WWII, gives a firsthand account of his three war patrols of the USS Barb Not content to rely upon his own memory and notes, Fluckey contacted former shipmates and pored through their letters and diaries so the result isn t just a one sided recollection by the Skipper, but insight into everyone s experiences, from the CO to the mess cranks You really get a sense of what it was like on one of the old diesel boats, so if you are This memoir by Admiral Fluckey, the most decorated naval off
No doubt about it, this is the absolute BEST American submarine account out there that I have read Usually I tell folks if you want an exciting submarine warfare book you need to read the German stuff, but now
Better than fictionThis is one of the most heartfelt, real, and direct accounts of warfare in Wwii that I have ever read The passion CMDR Fluckey felt for his ship and crew are easily sensed throughout the pages of his story This story depicts honor and bravery in a barbaric and unimaginable theater of war The Barb and her exploits are truly inspiring I have been so moved as to visit the USS Drum in Mobile AL to further grasp the experience of these brave men It is regrettable that the Barb Better than fictionThis is one of the most heartfelt, real, and direct accounts of warfare in Wwii that I have ever read The passion CMDR Fluckey felt for his ship and crew are easily sensed throughout the pages of his story This story depicts honor and bravery in a barbaric and unimaginable theater of war The Barb and her exploits are truly inspiring I have been so moved as to visit the USS Drum in Mobile AL to further grasp the experience of these brave
Must read ww2 sub storyWell written nailbiter Cant be put down Written in sequential ship log manner, this one takes you from battle to battle Great classic, should be required reading for every HS history class. The best non fiction submarine book ever written, by one of the best submarine skippers of World War II two Medals of Honor Eugene Fluckey revolutionized submarine warfare as much as anyone, and the reader reads about in this book His only potential equal, Mush Morton, didn t survive the war. ActionStart to finish action Great account of submarine life and warfare Interesting fact opening every war they have had the Japanese destroyed the enemy fleet in a surprise attack Missed on USA.

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  • Hardcover
  • 464 pages
  • Thunder Below!
  • Eugene B. Fluckey
  • English
  • 23 April 2019
  • 0252019253