1956 · Universal City, CA
The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads-and with few anticipating the challenges in store at Okinawa.
White titled wrappers, dated April 17, 1956. Title page integral with the front wrapper, as issued. Multilith duplication. Near Fine. (Inventory #: 128326)