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The Men of the Gambier Bay by Edwin P. Hoyt

This book is unique for never before has virtually a whole crew of a ship shared experiences with an author, as the men of the Gambier Bay have done with Edwin P. Hoyt. The result is a multifaceted story of events and men at all levels from the captain down to the ordinary seaman gambling in the potato locker. From Pearl Harbor on December 7th to the towns and villages of America on that fateful day, the author traces the lives of those who would join the Gambier Bay, and brings them to their ship, and to VC-10, the Composite Squadron of naval aircraft that would fly from her 480- foot deck.

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The Battle Off Samar

A detailed account of the heroic naval battle between
Rear Admiral Clifton A.F. Sprague’s Task Unit 77.4.3
and Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita’s Imperial Japanese Navy
Centre Force on Wednesday, 25 October 1944.

RADM C.A.F. Sprague's U.S. Seventh Fleet Task Unit 77.4.3, Taffy III consisted of six escort carriers (CVEs) FANSHAW BAY, ST LO, WHITE PLAINS, KALININ BAY, KITKUN BAY, & GAMBIER BAY, three destroyers (DDs) HOEL, HEERMANN, & JOHNSTON, and four smaller destroyer escorts (DEs) JOHN C. BUTLER, DENNIS, RAYMOND, & SAMUEL B. ROBERTS. They fought the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy Centre Force at Leyte Gulf on October 25, 1944, sustaining losses of five warships sunk and nearly all remaining warships heavily damaged; with the high cost of nearly 900 American lives.

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