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Author Sasgen, Peter T., 1941-

Title Hellcats: the epic story of World War II's most daring submarine raid [Hoopla electronic resource] / Peter Sasgen.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Oasis Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 35 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Grover Gardner.
Summary The incredible true story of nine Hellcat submarines assigned to penetrate the dense minefields protecting the sea of Japan. In 1945-with no knowledge of the development of the atomic bomb- American submarine commanders, desperate to avoid an invasion of the home islands, believed that if the Japanese merchant fleet was sunk, the enemy would be forced to surrender. The problem: the ships were protected in the Sea of Japan from American submarines by a seemingly impenetrable barrier of deadly minefields. For the first time, Peter Sasgen tells the gripping story of Operation Barney, a mission in which nine submarines, nicknamed Hellcats, were tasked with the impossibleget through the underwater mines and decimate the enemy fleet. Success would hinge on a new experimental sonar system that would, with luck, guide American submarines safely past the mines. Drawing on original documents and the poignant personal letters of one brave Hellcat commander, Sasgen crafts a classic naval tale of the heroic submariners and one of World War IIs most ambitious and dangerous missions.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan, Sea of. -- Sound recordings.
Operation Barney, 1945. -- Sound recordings.
Lockwood, Charles A., 1890-1967.
Sonar -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Gardner, Grover.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781608147854 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1608147851 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11030508
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