And Pass The Ammunition

By: Forgy, Chaplain Howell M.

Price: $45.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Forgy was a lieutenant (j. G. ) with the Chaplain Corps stationed aboard the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans (CA-32) at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese struck on Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 at 0748 hours. USS New Orleans was undergoing turbine repairs at the 1010 dock and was without dockside power at the time of the surprise attack. " "At that moment Chaplain Forgy saw "what was to remain the most shocking sight in my whole life" - as the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) blew up a short distance away. Over the loudspeaker, Forgy heard the urgent command for "the man with the keys to the ammunition locker to lay (go) below!" Lieutenant Edwin Woodhead, from Boise, Idaho, was standing nearby, and recalled later, "Suddenly we saw a Japanese plane fall in flames." In words more befitting his football days, Woodhead heard Forgy exclaim, "We got one of those sons of _ _ _ _ _ _ _! " "Break out the ammunition!" Woodhead shouted. But, as luck would have it, the man with the keys had gone to shore with the keys in his pocket. " (Find a Grave website)

Title: And Pass The Ammunition

Author Name: Forgy, Chaplain Howell M.

Categories: World War II,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1944

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A38287

Keywords: World War II Chaplain Howell M. Forgy The Pacific Fleet Hawaii The USS Arizona Pearl Harbor World war II,