Pacific War Diary, 1942-1945: The Secret Diary of an American Soldier (Paperback)

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Pacific War Diary, 1942-1945: The Secret Diary of an American Soldier (Paperback)

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Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

Throughout the World War II campaign in the Pacific, an ordinary seaman defied navy regulations by surreptitiously compiling a diary on scraps of paper. One of the most extraordinary personal documents to emerge from the war, James J. Fahey's diary presents a vivid picture of an average sailor's daily life -- from the first battle to the typhoons and food shortages to the final desperate attacks by kamikaze pilots and Japanese suicide ships.

James J. Fahey (1918–1991) was a seaman first class on the USS Montpelier. He kept his secret diary from October 1942 to December 1945. He lived in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Product Details ISBN: 9780618400805
ISBN-10: 061840080X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: September 15th, 2003
Pages: 432
Language: English

Fahey conveys [what] thousands of his fellows have never managed to convey to wives or friends back home: this is what it was like.
Time Magazine —