Sailors to the End

Sailors to the End : The Deadly Fire of the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It

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On July 29, 1967, in the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of Vietnam, the USS Forrestal, the mightiest aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet, burst into flame. Seconds after a rocket, fired accidentally, struck a jet occupied by 26-year-old pilot John McCain, thousands of gallons of spilled fuel ignited, causing an explosive chain reaction that fed a terrible inferno that raged for days -- and took the lives of 134 brave sailors and injured countless others. This is the powerful true story of hell at sea, of the valiant men who fell, and the forgotten heroes who ultimately prevailed.
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  • Paperback | 451 pages
  • 105.7 x 172.7 x 27.4mm | 235.87g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060549416
  • 9780060549411

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