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Hellcats - The Epic Story of World War Ii's Most Daring Submarine Raid

Peter Sasgen

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 impossible-get 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 II's most ambitious and dangerous missions.

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 impossible-get 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 II's most ambitious and dangerous missions.
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History

Description:

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 impossible-get 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 II's most ambitious and dangerous missions.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:51