By Donald M. Kehn
On the morning of March 1, 1942, the WWI-era destroyer USS Edsall--under orders to carry a few 40 military Air strength fighter crews to the beleaguered island of Java--split off from the USS Whipple and the tanker Pecos and was once by no means visible back by means of Allied forces. regardless of the later discovery of our bodies pointed out as Edsall crewmembers close to a distant airfield at the coast of Celebes, what occurred to the send is still an issue of puzzle and, probably, planned obfuscation.
This publication explores the numerous complicated elements of the Edsall’s disappearance with the intention to eventually inform the complete tale of the destiny of the vessel and her team. in keeping with exhaustive study of the ancient record--including newly deciphered eastern records and formerly unrevealed fabric from the crew’s relations members--Upon a Blue Sea of Blood bargains a painstaking reconstruction of the ship’s background. The publication investigates not just the Edsall’s mysterious ultimate motion, but in addition her wide-ranging pre-war occupation and the curious makes use of to which her tale was once put--generally below fake pretenses--first by way of the pre-war U.S. military after which by way of the japanese wartime propaganda desktop. and eventually, army historian Donald Kehn considers the situations surrounding the curious obscurity of the Edsall’s heroic provider and ultimate conflict in American histories. Redressing six a long time of legitimate indifference, Kehn’s account recovers an important bankruptcy lacking from the heritage of global warfare II--and tells a long-overdue tale of braveness and tragic loss.
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A Blue Sea of Blood: Deciphering the Mysterious Fate of the USS Edsall by Donald M. Kehn