Daybreak For Our Carrier

Daybreak For Our Carrier

by Lt.-Com. Max Miller

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The aircraft carrier is the dramatic new naval vessel of this war. Its development has revolutionized the techniques of naval strategy. Equipped with aircraft carriers, two huge task forces—one American and one Japanese—have twice fought major sea battles in this war without a ship on either side ever firing a gun.

Lt. Com. Max Miller of the United States Naval Reserve, in peacetime a writer of considerable repute, has here set down the whole feel of life at sea on one of the great American aircraft carriers on task-force duty. The carrier is any carrier. The battle is any battle. Here is the way the men of the carrier think and feel, from the moment of leaving port, through the long days of zigzagging into enemy waters, the mounting tension as the moment of battle draws near, the furious hours of attack, the losses and the triumph, the return homeward. Here, on duty and at play, are the pilots and gunners, the plane-handlers and the ammunition passers, the flight officers and the chaplains—all the hundreds and hundreds of young Americans who work and fight the carrier, key weapon in modern ocean warfare.

The picture is authentic. Lt. Com. Miller spent many weeks at sea gathering this material, soaking up these impressions. He served in the navy in the last war and subsequently spent many years as a newspaperman in San Diego, California, covering the waterfront of this great naval base.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781787207271
Publisher: Eschenburg Press
Publication date: 07/19/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 120
File size: 912 KB

About the Author

Max (Carlton) Miller (February 9, 1899 - December 27, 1967) was a Lieutenant-Commander with the United States Naval Reserve.

Born in Traverse City, Michigan, the son of William Wesley and Bessie (Adams) Miller, he was educated at the University of Washington (1919-1923). He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War I during the years 1917-1918. He saw active duty with the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II in the years 1942-1945, and again from 1950-1953, at which time he was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander.

Between 1923 and 1932, Miller was a reporter for various newspapers, including the Seattle Star, Melbourne (Australia) Herald, and San Diego Sun. He began writing full-time in 1932, publishing almost 30 books, including The Beginning of a Mortal (1933), Harbor of the Sun: The Story of the Port of San Diego (1940), Always the Mediterranean (1952) and Holladay Street (1962).

He passed away in La Jolla, California in 1967, aged 68.

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