Description: SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. VINTAGE 1954 Nautical WWII Military History Hardcover. "Ships Salvage & The Sinews Of War" by Admirals Worrall Carter & Elmer Duvall. HARDCOVER 1954 General Services Administration 1st Edition, 1st Printing with Date: "1954" on title page & Foreword & Preface dated 1954. Exactly as shown in scan(s). Collectible Signed 1st Edition 1st Printing hardcover copy.
"A detailed history of the behind the scenes logistics in supporting invasions in Europe and Africa by American and Allied forces during World War II. This includes a look at various bases in the North Atlantic and Caribbean, including lighter than air stations, support in Moroccan landings, landings in Algeria, Sicily, Southern France and the Rhine River crossing."
Partly printed Presentation plate to Commander W. N. Whitehill, Signed by Authors, Admirals WORRALL R. CARTER & E. E. DUVALL, as well as JOHN B. HEFFERNAN, Director Of Naval History. The Presentation plate was originally laid down on the verso of the 1st end paper, but the aging deterioration of the glue used caused the owner to tape it in place when it came completely loose.
Admiral Worrall Reed (1885-1975) Admiral Carter, was known for his work on replenishment at sea, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1908. In less than six years he took command of a submarine. During WWI, he served as an aide to Admiral William S. Sims, commander of naval forces in Europe. Before WWII, he was assigned the mission of preparing GuantÃ¡namo Bay, Cuba, as a major fleet training and logistics base. When WWII broke out, Admiral Carter was chief of staff to the commander of battleships in the South Pacific. Other wartime duties included special missions for Admiral of the Fleet, Chester W. Nimitz. Admiral Carter's most significant contribution was the organization and command of Service Squadron 10, which implemented atâsea replenishment. He retired in 1947 but was recalled to write the story of logistics in World War II, a book entitled "Beans, Bullets and Black Oil." & later coâauthored "Ships, Salvage and Sinews of War."
Admiral Elmer Ellsworth Duvall, Jr (1900-1980) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1918. He retired as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. AWARDS AND CITATIONS: Captain Elmer Ellsworth Duvall, Jr., United States Navy, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff, Commander Service Squadron TEN, in the Central and Western Pacific from 8 August 1944 to 1 June 1945.
Rear Admiral John B. Heffernan (1897-1980) was a navy veteran of both world wars and a Navy historian. In World War II, he commanded the screen of destroyers protecting the Allied invaders of North Africa at Casablanca in 1942. Later in the war, Admiral Heffernan was sent to the Pacific, where he commanded a division of five transports in the assault on Guam. He then was chief of staff for a service squadron operating in the forward area. In the last year of the war, he commanded the battleship USS Tennessee, which had been damaged in the attack on Pearl Harbor but was put back in action. The Tennessee participated in the battles of the Leyte Gulf, Surigao Strait, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His decorations in WWII included two Legions of Merit and three Bronze Stars. Admiral Heffernan spent his last 10 years of active duty before retiring in 1956 as director of naval history at the Navy Department. He supervised the preparation and publication of the definitive history of U.S. Navy operations in WWII that was written by the late Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison as well as "Ships, Salvage and Sinews of War".
Profusely Illustrated with photos. Internally tight & unmarked. Binding Exterior: expected handling wear/light spine sunning, but all lettering/decoration readable. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE.
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