Teen Remembrances: World War II Pacific Action on LST- 801

Teen Remembrances: World War II Pacific Action on LST-801 tells the journey of Calvin Whitbeck, a naval serviceman, from his time playing touch football on one fateful Sunday afternoon to the end of the war. Pearl Harbor was just bombed by the Japanese when Calvin and his friends heard the news. The United States was at war! This serviceman’s story details the trials of boot camp and shipboard life, the action in Okinawa and the Philippines, the curse of the suicidal kamikazes, and the destructive power of typhoons. It all starts with a football game on a street in Detroit.

--Calvin L. Whitbeck



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