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By Donald M. Kehn

ISBN-10: 1616732385

ISBN-13: 9781616732387

At 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 used to be by no means obvious back through 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, maybe, planned obfuscation. This ebook explores the various confusing points of the Edsall"'s disappearance for you to ultimately inform the whole tale of the destiny of the vessel and her team. in response to exhaustive study of the ancient record--including newly deciphered eastern records and formerly unrevealed fabric from the crew's kinfolk members--Upon a Blue Sea of Blood" bargains a painstaking reconstruction of the ship's heritage. The publication investigates not just the Edsall"'s mysterious ultimate motion, but additionally her wide-ranging pre-war profession and the curious makes use of to which her tale was once put--generally lower than fake pretenses--first via the pre-war U.S. military after which by way of the japanese wartime propaganda computing device. 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 respectable indifference, Kehn's account recovers an important bankruptcy lacking from the historical past of global struggle II--and tells a long-overdue tale of braveness and tragic loss.

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