The amphibians came to conquer; the story of Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner. With an introd. by Ernest McNeill Eller.Material type: TextPublisher: [Washington, U.S. Dept. of the Navy; for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1972]Description: 2 v. (xxv, 1278 p.) illus. 26 cm.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean | World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations | Turner, Richmond Kelly, 1885-1961Additional physical formats: Online version:: Amphibians came to conquer.DDC classification: 940.54/26/0924 | B LOC classification: D767 | .D9
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Bibliography: v. 2, p. 1185-1190.
VOLUME I. The first thirty years of "Kelly", 1885-1815 -- Ten years of big ship gunnery, 1916-1926 -- Early years of a decade of service in the Naval Aeronautical Organization, 1927-1932 -- In and out of big time naval aviation, 1932-1940 -- Planning for war with Germany or Japan, or both, 1940-1941 -- 1941 Naval organization, doctrine and landing craft developments for amphibious war -- WATCHTOWER: one for Ernie King -- CACTUS bound -- Success, then cliff hanging -- SAVO: the galling defeat -- Logistics, the heart of six months battle, August 1932- February 1943 -- HUDDLE slowly scuttled -- Polishing skills in the Russells -- Planning for paring the Japanese toenails in New Georgia -- Tough toenails paring: 30 June 1943 to 15 July 1943.
VOLUME II. To the central Pacific and Tarawa -- The pushover: Makin -- That real toughie: Tarawa -- At long last "The perfect one," the Marshalls -- Roi, Namur, and the frosting on the cake, Eniwetok -- The nut cracker: Saipan, Tinian, Guam -- Iwo Jima: death at its best -- Okinawa and four stars -- End of the war and United Nations Organization duty -- The last long mile -- Appendix A. USS Richmond K. Turner -- Appendix B. A note on primary sources -- Appendix C. The last word.