One of the great untold stories of World War II finally comes to light in this thrilling account of the members of Torpedo Squadron Eight and their heroic efforts in helping an outmatched U.S. fleet win critical victories at Midway and Guadalcanal. These thirty-five American men-many flying outmoded aircraft-changed the course of history, going on to become the war's most decorated naval air squadron, while suffering the heaviest losses in U.S. naval aviation history.
Robert J. Mrazek paints moving portraits of the men in the squadron and exposes a shocking cover-up that cost many lives. Filled with thrilling scenes of battle, betrayal, and sacrifice, A Dawn Like Thunder is destined to become a classic in the literature of World War II.
Encouraging stories of the greatest generation
I personally represent a nonprofit organization that maintains warbirds like the ones in the story. The airplane we maintain in Colorado is a TBM 3E Avenger. Are paint scheme is VT – 84. Torpedo eight turned into VT 84 on the USS Bunkerhill later in the war. Many of the men spoken of in this story I have heard personal stories about. I love listening to this book it is such a amazing time in our history. The bravery the courage the honor it all makes you feel so small today. These man who started as boys did things that are unbelievable. I am thankful for them every day and I am thankful for this book being written.