Allied Secret: The Sinking of Hmt Rohna by Carlton Jackson

By Carlton Jackson

This is often the dramatic tale of the sinking of the HMT Rohna, which ended in one of many maximum variety of casualties suffered in WWII. the truth that the large demise and the next cover-up of the main points surrounding it make for interesting and traumatic analyzing. constrained guides exist at the topic, so this can be a worthwhile source for historians.

Show description

Read or Download Allied Secret: The Sinking of Hmt Rohna PDF

Similar world war ii books

The Fleet Air Arm Handbook 1939-1945

The Fleet Air Arm guide 1939-45 is the main entire evaluate to be had of the Royal Navy's air energy through the warfare years. beginning with a quick heritage, the booklet progresses with an entire warfare diary of the entire significant operations in a gripping narrative account. In-depth research unearths what it was once wish to paintings as a part of the Fleet Air Arm through the struggle - the meals, lodging, education, actions and uniform; and provides a glimpse into the men's characters.

The Second World War (6) North West Europe 1944-1945

This ebook examines the seminal Northwest Europe crusade of the second one international struggle. This hard-fought crusade performed by means of the Western Allies opposed to the Germans in the course of 1944-45 represented, for the previous, the decisive theatre of the full moment international warfare. From the determined and risk-laden D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 to the quick cost via western and valuable Germany within the final weeks of the conflict, American, British, Canadian and French army forces took on and defeated the German army.

Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

The oldsters of James Leininger have been first wondered after which disturbed whilst their two-year-old son all started screaming out chilling words in the course of recurrent nightmares, similar to, "Plane on fireplace! Little guy cannot get out! " the center-piece of a loving family members of 3, James used to be a cheerful, playful child who had merely simply all started stringing jointly sentences.

Northwest Africa: seizing the initiative in the west (United States Army in World War II: The Mediterranean theater of operations)

(Includes maps) The heritage of preliminary activities in a warfare comprises classes of distinct price for the pro soldier and for all scholars of army difficulties. Northwest Africa abounds in such classes, for it covers the 1st big commitments of yankee forces in global struggle II. The continent of Africa turned a big trying out floor of strategies, guns, and coaching developed via years of peace.

Extra info for Allied Secret: The Sinking of Hmt Rohna

Example text

The climate was miserable; according to Car1 Schoenacker, it was usually 100 degrees each day at noon and around 30 or 40 degrees at night. Daily temperature fluctuations of 60 to 70 degrees were not unusual. " Some GIs bought straw from local farmers to try to stay warm, while others put newspapers underneath their sleeping bags. "32Smith, corroborating much of Schoenacker's observations, was trucked to a "field of weeds" upon which tents were erected. After the second night dysentery set in, making the GIs' lives even more miserable.

Once through the simulation, these pilots then practiced by actually firing various bombs from an aircraft and trying to guide them to selected targets8 (There was at least one major American experiment with the type of guided bomb that sank the Rohna. Project MX 108 at Eglin Field in Florida was conducted during late 1942 and early 1943, with scientists developing five-hundred-pound "azon" and " r a ~ o n " ~ guided bombs, complete with an empennage (a stabilizing tail) and autopilot. Its "mother plane" was a B-24, whose bombardier followed it down, guided by the flare in its tail, to its target.

Their first major assignment as a military unit was in the spring of 1943 when the Mississippi River flooded the Tennessee town of Lenox. The 853rd worked twelve hours a day shoring up levees and repairing those that had already broken. When one levee broke, the 853rd stopped work to rescue stranded citizens and even some livestock. After Dyersburg, the 853rd shipped out to Brookley Field in Alabama, where they received training in camouflage and heavy construction techniques. 28 Landing in North Africa on 23 October 1943, many of the 853rd suffered culture shock.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 29 votes