Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific

                                    Chapter 4.  "The Destroyer"   

                    
Bonus Photos--not among the 42 included in the book
Flusser (DD-368), commissioned in 1936, was a Mahan class destroyer, one of about 200 destroyers in service with the U.S.
Navy in 1939.  (The "class" of any U.S. Navy ship is determined by the name of the first ship built to that particular design.)

         Above photo illustrates Radioman, Chapter 4, ("The Destroyer"), page 21
                                        Source of Photo:  Ray Daves Collection
Maintenance and repairs to U.S. Navy ships at Pearl Harbor were often performed in dry docks, similar to the
one shown in this 1940 photo of the battleship Mississippi (BB-41) in Dry Dock 4, Puget Sound Navy Yard.   
 
 
  Above photo illustrates
Radioman, chapter 4 ("The Destroyer"), page 26
                Source of Photo:  National Archives, arc # 299647
Seaman, second class Ray Daves, 19, on liberty from destroyer Flusser (DD-368) at
Pearl Harbor, enjoys the beach at Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2, 1939.  

Above photo illustrates Radioman, chapter 4 ("The Destroyer"), page 28
       Source of Photo:  Ray Daves Collection
Seaman, second class Ray Daves, 19, on liberty from the destroyer Flusser (DD-368) at Pearl Harbor,
discovers another beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii--Kalanianaole Beach--December 1939.

Above photo illustrates Radioman, chapter 4 ("The Destroyer"), page 28
                       Source of Photo:  Ray Daves Collection
Prior to World War II, the U.S. Navy's fleet in the Pacific occasionally anchored at Lahaina Roads--Maui,Hawaii--instead of at Pearl Harbor.  

                      Above photo illustrates Radioman, chapter 4 ("The Destroyer"), page 30
                                   Source of photo:  Naval Historical Center, NH # 99555
Gunner's Mate N.A. "Stretch" Brown, 22, holds a three-inch antiaircraft gun shell,
a defensive weapon found on all U.S. Navy destroyers during World War II.  

Above photo illustrates Radioman, chapter 4 ("The Destroyer"), page 31
                  Source of Photo:  N.A. Brown Collection
                                                     More Bonus Photos

Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific


Chapter 1  "The Tree Army"

Chapter 2  "Joining the Navy"

Chapter 3.  "Basic Training"   

Chapter 4   "The Destroyer"                                           current page, see photos above

Chapter  5  "Radio School"   

Chapter 6.  "The Cruiser"

Chapter 7.  "The Submarine Base"  

Chapter 8.  "The Attack on Pearl Harbor"

Chapter 9.  "Aftershocks"  

Chapter 10.  "The Submarine"   

Chapter 11.  "The Aircraft Carrier"   

Chapter 12.  "The Battle of Coral Sea"                 

Chapter 13.  "The Battle of Midway"                      

Chapter 14.  "Abandon Ship"                                

Chapter 15.  "Rescued at Sea"  

Chapter 16.  "The Summer of '42"                        

Chapter 17.  "First Leave"                                   

Chapter 18.  "The Naval Research Laboratory"

Chapter 19.  "Cold Bay"      

Chapter 20.  "Kodiak"   

Chapter 21.  "Victory Days"

Epilogue
Bonus Photos for All Other Chapters:
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