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Eight Survived: The Harrowing Story Of The USS Flier And The Only Downed World War II Submariners To Survive And Evade Capture (Paperback)

Eight Survived: The Harrowing Story Of The USS Flier And The Only Downed World War II Submariners To Survive And Evade Capture By Douglas a. Campbell Cover Image
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The incredible wartime saga of the only American submariners to survive the sinking of their ship and
evade enemy capture in World War II.

On the night of August 13, 1944, the U.S. submarine Flier struck a mine in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines as it steamed along the surface. All but fifteen of the more than eighty-strong crew went down with the vessel. Of those left floating in the dark, eight survived by swimming for seventeen hours before washing ashore on an uninhabited island. Eight Survived tells the gripping story of the doomed submarine and its crew from its first patrol, during which it sank several enemy ships, to the explosion in the Sulu Sea. Its story and that of its eight survivors is wholly unique in the annals of U.S. military history.

About the Author


Douglas A. Campbell is the author of The Sea's Bitter Harvest: Thirteen Deadly Days on the North Atlantic. Previously a longtime reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, he writes for Soundings magazine.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781493032853
ISBN-10: 1493032852
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English