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Publisher Description

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and McCain barely escaped before a 1,000-pound bomb on his plane exploded, causing a chain reaction with other bombs on surrounding planes. The crew struggled for days to extinguish the fires, but, in the end, the tragedy took the lives of 134 men. For thirty-five years, the terrible loss of life has been blamed on the sailors themselves, but this meticulously documented history shows that they were truly the victims and heroes.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

CanadianBaconEh08 ,

Sailors to the end!

Excellent documentary, I personally served aboard 5 aircraft carriers in my 24 years of naval service and I know the dangers sailors face every day at sea! Heroism at its finest, but also much need training! Many lives were lost on that day for a number of reasons, and circumstances. The author enlightened me on the factual events which we both horrific and brave, many lessons learned and by the grace of god, may we learn from this and hope this never happens again! Thank you!!

Carla Sullivan ,

Great book

Even though I am not big into navel history, I thought it was a great book. Really tells a great story.

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