The Battle of Leyte Gulf — four major naval actions — was the greatest sea battle in history, and the U.S. Navy’s revenge for Pearl Harbor. The Surigao Strait action has been called the Navy’s greatest single triumph, a model of timing, coordination and execution. Among the ships were five survivors of Pearl Harbor including USS Maryland.
Howard Sauer served aboard Maryland. This is a unique, behind-the-guns view — the drills, the Pacific campaigns, the torpedo and kamikaze attacks; and a fascinating eyewitness account riding the battle line at Surigao in the last “Crossing of the T”.
THE LAST BIG-GUN NAVAL BATTLE
The Battle of Surigao Strait, An Eyewitness Account
by Howard Sauer
- 224 pp, 70+ photos, maps, illustrations, Appendices, indexed
- ISBN 1-889901-08-3
- Price: $26.95
- Now in its third printing!