Hell from the Heavens - The Epic Story of the Uss Laffey and World War Ii's Greatest Kamikaze Attack-logo

Hell from the Heavens - The Epic Story of the Uss Laffey and World War Ii's Greatest Kamikaze Attack

John Wukovits

On the morning of April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey saw what seemed to be the entire Japanese air force assembled directly above. They were about to become the targets of the largest single-ship kamikaze attack of World War II. By the time the unprecedented assault was finished, thirty-two sailors were dead and more than seventy wounded. Although she lay shrouded in smoke and fire for hours, the Laffey somehow survived. The gutted American warship limped from Okinawa's shore for home, where the ship and crew would be celebrated as heroes. Using personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and their wartime correspondence, John Wukovits breathes life into the story of this forgotten historic event.

On the morning of April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey saw what seemed to be the entire Japanese air force assembled directly above. They were about to become the targets of the largest single-ship kamikaze attack of World War II. By the time the unprecedented assault was finished, thirty-two sailors were dead and more than seventy wounded. Although she lay shrouded in smoke and fire for hours, the Laffey somehow survived. The gutted American warship limped from Okinawa's shore for home, where the ship and crew would be celebrated as heroes. Using personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and their wartime correspondence, John Wukovits breathes life into the story of this forgotten historic event.
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Genres:

History

Description:

On the morning of April 16, 1945, the crewmen of the USS Laffey saw what seemed to be the entire Japanese air force assembled directly above. They were about to become the targets of the largest single-ship kamikaze attack of World War II. By the time the unprecedented assault was finished, thirty-two sailors were dead and more than seventy wounded. Although she lay shrouded in smoke and fire for hours, the Laffey somehow survived. The gutted American warship limped from Okinawa's shore for home, where the ship and crew would be celebrated as heroes. Using personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and their wartime correspondence, John Wukovits breathes life into the story of this forgotten historic event.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Barrett

Length:

9h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

53:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

55:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

58:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

58:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

50:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

58:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

52:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:48