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John Wukovits: Hell From the Heavens

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Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack by John Wukovits

Through personal interviews with survivors, the memoirs of crew members, and the sailors' wartime correspondence, historian and author John Wukovits tells the nearly-forgotten story of the Japanese kamikaze attack on the USS Laffey on April 16, 1945.

The US Navy described the attack on the Laffey "as one of the great sea epics of the war." In Hell from the Heavens, the author makes the ordeal of the Laffey and her crew a story for the ages.