Sailors to the End

The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It

by Gregory A. Freeman

On Sale: 07/06/2004

Sailors to the End

The Deadly Fire on the USS Forrestal and the Heroes Who Fought It

by Gregory A. Freeman

On Sale: 07/06/2004

Format:

About the Book

The aircraft carrier USS Forrestal was preparing to launch attacks into North Vietnam when one of its jets accidentally fired a rocket into an aircraft occupied by pilot John McCain. A huge fire ensued, and McCain barely escaped before a 1,000-pound bomb on his plane exploded, causing a chain reaction with other bombs on surrounding planes. The crew struggled for days to extinguish the fires, but, in the end, the tragedy took the lives of 134 men. For thirty-five years, the terrible loss of life has been blamed on the sailors themselves, but this meticulously documented history shows that they were truly the victims and heroes.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060936907
  • ISBN 10: 0060936908
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 07/06/2004
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:17.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Military / Naval
  • BISAC2 : TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / History
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War

Sailors to the End by Gregory A. Freeman

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the web site's home page.

Other Booksellers

The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's home page.

SELECT:

International Customers

If you are located outside Canada, the best way to order online is to choose from the following bookstores listed by region and country.