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Fighting Amphibs: The LCS(L) in World War II by Donald L. Ball

Fighting Amphibs: The LCS(L) in World War II by Donald L. Ball

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Fighting Amphibs: The LCS(L) in World War II by Donald L. Ball

During the Battle of Okinawa, LCS(L) (Landing Craft, Support (Large)) ships played a crucial role in battles against attacking kamikaze planes. Although much smaller than destroyers they accompanied at radar picket stations around Okinawa, the heavily armed small ships shot down many kamikaze planes. When kamikaze planes crashed into destroyers or other ships, LCS(L)s fought fires, pumped flooded areas, and picked up survivors. Fighting Amphibs: The LCS(L) in World War II, written by a veteran of LCS(L) 85 who later became an English professor at The College of William and Mary, tells the complete history of the 130 LCS(L)s that participated in Pacific War battles from January to August 1945 and provided postwar support into 1946.

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Mill Neck Pub; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965905500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965905503