"Radioman" is the biography of Ray Daves, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and an eyewitness to World War II. It is based on the author's handwritten notes from a series of conversations with the 86-year-old combat veteran and gives a ...
first-person account of the world's first battles between aircraft carriers.Ray Daves grew up on a farm. Impatient with school and with a life like his father's, he joined the Navy, where he learned to use the radio to send messages, and soon found himself, after a short stay in the Arctic, in the momentary peacefulness of Pearl Harbor.Most of America's World War II veterans were not in uniform when the war began. Daves is one of the few who was, and could also tell what was happening on the bridge of the famous carrier Yorktown before it went down and of the strange and secretive relationship between the Russian and American forces in Alaska at the time. Carol Edgemon Hipperson has discovered an inspiring American story in the life of this one man. She shares it with great skill and energy.
Number of pages: 304
Date of publication: 16/01/2009
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