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During World War II, Crash Boats were specifically designed as rescue boats. Seventeen feet shorter than PT boats, the 63' Crash Boats were considered handsome, and nimble, and fast. This is the story of one of the most decorated Crash Boats of the South Pacific, Sea Horse and her crew.

Wartime memories are often action-packed and full of "derring-do." This one is different—in a good way. It is the story of a group of brothers and their challenging life in a war zone aboard a small wooden vessel. The Skipper reminisces about the crew's interactions with indigenous populations and provides wonderful insight into the nuances that need to be addressed when very different cultures must deal with each other under difficult circumstances. —Al Ross, co-author of Allied Coastal Forces

Crash Boat is an amazing blend of the Greatest Generation learning about the South Pacific overlaid with international politics and a brutal war. The writing is seamless, with the reader drawn in on page one. Stand by to be a couch potato—you won't be disappointed. —John J. Gobbell, author of the Todd Ingram Series

 

by Earl A McCandlish and George D. Jepson

hardcover 248 pp., 6-1/4 x 9-1/2"

Sku: 300-932

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Cecil J Marmont III
I'm happy

As a wood, boat, and history buff, I found this book to be fascinating, humorous at times, telling the story of a little published facet of American WWII history. Well worth the time and money!

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william paine
Unique recall of essential rescue efforts in WWII

great telling of the lives and efforts of these few and brave men taking things in hand to rescue downed airmen in a vast pacific ocean. There voice of the author(s) was a little unclear at times. Looks like skipper lead the story and Jepson’s story shared telling by his son. A little unclear but not an obstacle to the story. Thanks for the telling!

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Thomas Farrell
Very informative and warmly written.

Truly enjoyed learning about this service in WW II. As a Navy man and one who went through the Electric Boat Works in Annapolis in 1945, I was very impressed with the qualities of these smaller crash boats.
The book is plainly written and provides a warm and endearing story behind the men who manned these craft. My constant complaint in any of these books, "I wish there were more photos and pictures."