Just Published…August 2005
"LUCKY SWEETBRIER: Coast Guard Cutter Survives WWII Okinawa Kamikazes, Typhoons and More…"
by Tanney Edward Oberg
Non-fiction book, "Lucky Sweetbrier"…over six years in the research and writing, including the author's travel to Cordova, Alaska for Sweetbrier's decommissioning. Tanney Oberg was radioman-in-charge from commissioning in 1944 through combat at WWII Okinawa. In addition to Sweetbrier's Okinawa adventures, this story includes chapters on the devastating attacks on USS LST-808 and battleship USS Pennsylvania.
This is a true story lived by the small crew of a small ship in a big war..
It is singularly written from an enlisted man's perspective with many "down-and-dirty" startling recollections that will interest: readers of action tales; WWII veterans; current and former Coast Guard and Navy sailors; and U.S. history buffs.
After the war, the author was a radar field engineer with the Field Engineering Division of Bendix Radio (Baltimore) including two years assigned to RAF radar stations in England . Also, he was the owner/operator of Parkville business, Professional Carpet Systems, Inc.
For ten years after he retired, Tanney was a part time volunteer tutor (math, writing, and reading) in the Baltimore County External Diploma Program (EDP). A program that qualifies adults for their high-school- equivalent diploma. ( He, along with others, was awarded "Outstanding Adult Educator 1995 Baltimore County Public Schools".)
He and his wife Elizabeth reside in Parkville, Maryland.
Since 2005 is the 60th anniversary year of the 1945 defeat of Japan, this latest history of the last naval campaign of WWII, with de-classified war diaries and deck logs, is particularly timely.
6 x 9 format; 192 pages
$ 16.95 U.S., Paperback, ISBN 0-595-35502-1
$ 26.95 U.S., Hardcover, ISBN 0-595-67226-4
$ 6.00 U.S., Adobe eBook, ISBN 0-595-79990-6
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